Why Religion Is Not Going Away and Science Will Not Destroy It

Aeon Magazine
Feb 20, 2018 · 7 min read
Photo: Library of the Monastery of Montserrat, Catalonia via Getty Images

By Peter Harrison

In 1966, just over 50 years ago, the distinguished Canadian-born anthropologist Anthony Wallace confidently predicted the global demise of religion at the hands of an advancing science: ‘belief in supernatural powers is doomed to die out, all over the world, as a result of the increasing adequacy and diffusion of scientific knowledge’…

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