Running head: LETTER TO A SOUTHERN BAPTIST MINISTER
Letter to a Southern Baptist Minister
LETTER TO A SOUTHERN BAPTIST MINISTER
Science and religion have always conflicted. On the one hand, science proposes that
human beings and all life forms evolved from inferior forms to the current beings. On the other
hand, religion insists on the existence of a supernatural being who is responsible for the creation
and maintaining of all life forms in the universe. Whichever side one is supporting, one thing is
clear: the world is under threat, and it requires a unified input of all its inhabitants. In a letter
addressed to a Southern Baptist Minister, Edward O. Wilson skillfully uses the ideas of secular
humanism and metaphysics to convince his recipient that despite the differences between science
and religion, we can all agree on how to save the planet from the current challenges.
Secular humanism is a school of thought that rejects religious dogma pseudoscience,
superstition, and supernaturalism as the determinants of decision making and moralit...
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