“Science is about the Age of Rocks, religion tells us about the Rock of Ages” – or so the late Dr. Stephen J. Gould is frequently quoted as having written. It’s a clever quip – one I’ve heard often repeated, both humorously and seriously; however I am not of the opinion that things are quite so simple.

The contributors to the recently published second edition of Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction are also of the “not so simple” school of thought, which is likely why I was so pleased that a copy recently reached my desk.

I’ve already begun a reading of it and my first impressions are that in addition to being fascinating, I also need to keep a pad and pencil close at hand as it’s rich in information that I don’t want to forget.