Some very wise words from the new recipient of the Templeton Prize for advancement in spiritual knowledge, UC Berkeley professor Charles Townes:
"If you look at what religion is all about, it’s trying to understand the purpose and meaning of our universe," he said in a telephone interview from New York this week. "Science tries to understand function and structures. If there is any meaning, structure will have a lot to do with any meaning. In the long run they must come together."
Townes is absolutely right to argue that science and religion must support each other. As he explains in the rest of the article, there is only one ultimate truth about reality and since science and religion both claim to explain part of that truth, good science and good religion cannot contradict. That is one more reason to believe Christianity. It is the one religion that not only accepts this premise, but is supported by the evidence this premise produces.