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Religion and science are not adversaries ... nice thought.

Hehe. Yup. It has long been the LDS position and I'm stickin' with it!

I do think that we are in for an increasingly bumpy road though as science invades more and more territory formerly considered the sole domain of religion. (Recent studies about the physical brain and consciousness vs. the idea of a spirit come to mind as another battleground for instance.) But being the naturalist-leaning Mormon that I am I still have faith that religion and science are not really adversaries in the end -- even if some of our assumptions end up being tweaked along the way.

"Leave geology, biology, archaeology, and anthropology, no one of which has to do with the salvation of the souls of mankind, to scientific research, while we magnify our calling in the realm of the Church ...."

D&C88:78-80 Teach ye diligently and my grace shall attend you, that you may be instructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in the law of the gospel, in all things that pertain unto the kingdom of God, that are expedient for you to understand;
Of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments which are on the land; and a knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms— That ye may be prepared in all things...

Religion and science are not adversaries, they are separate systems for discovering truth. The foundation of science is observable phenomena. The essence of most scientific discovery is figuring out a new way to observe that which was previously unobservable. Religion's foundation is faith, a belief in things unseen, and otherwise unobservable. I am convinced that there will always be room for faith. Even if science can break down every biological and chemical reaction that makes up consciousness, can we ever really know these reactions aren't what is meant when describing the spirit?

I report there was no content on evolution in church today either today.

Official LDS resources one might consult include those listed on the Creation and Fall pages in the Church's on-line Gospel Library at LDS.org, paying particular attention to the First Presidency statement on the subject.

By the way, I believe President Monson's understanding of the 1931 excerpt (and the only meaning it has ever had) is this: Don't allow science to modify faith.

R. Gary
If President Monson is correct, could we assume he still thinks man was placed on earth 6000 years ago? Would he accept the biblical version of the flood, even though science tells us it would had to have rained some trillions of gallons per second to cover the earth over the tallest mountains in forty days? How would he explain Homo neanderthalensis? Would he still claim the Lamanites are genetically descended from middle east colonizers? (I'm sure he would.)
The Catholics tried that kind of dogmatism with Galileo and it made them look ridiculous.

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