This may be a peculiarly American obsession: the debate that rages about how science and religion might explain, and provide ethical guidance for, our understandings of nature. The controversy of late has centered on interpretations of natural selection and evolution, and whether there is some role for an extra-human god, or intelligent designer, in explaining complexity. A debate was held at Cambridge University in England recently that engaged some of these issues.
This is a big, abstract topic, but I thought the I Ching might have something to contribute to the conversation. So, I asked the question: what should we keep in mind when listening to the scientists and the religionists debate nature? And the answer, I think (as you will see the response was somewhat indirect) is: neither has, or should have, a monopoly on our understanding; neither is a complete truth unto itself.