Embryonic stem-cell research is putting fresh strain on the already fractious relationship between science and religion.
TonyReichhardt explores how faith is shaping the ever-changing landscape of bioethics.
When Pope John Paul II addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 1992, he tackled yet again Galileo's famous battles with the Church four centuries ago. In his talk, entitled "Faith can never conflict with reason", the Pope was doing his best to mend fences. Although science and religion form "two realms of knowledge", he said, "the two realms are not altogether foreign to each other, they have points of contact".
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