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Science Vs. Religion


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In the last week I have been in Barnes & Noble and Books A Million. I noticed that Christianity has an entire section of the store devoted it, in a prominant place in the store, while Science has but part of one bookcase in a small corner of the back of the store. Most of the few science books they have are Chemistry, Math, Astronomy, with only a couple of books even devoted to evolution.

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My guess is that in places like Barnes & Nobles and Books-a-Million marketing rules. If the stats are to be believed apparently there are far more people in the States that acknowledge Biblical "authority" than recognize that evolution has occurred.

 

The bookstores are probably catering to the tastes of their patrons.

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yeah, and in those four rows of shelves devoted to Christianity...

 

2.5 of those are "Christian inspiration" (Bibles and C.S. Lewis)

 

1 of those is "Religious Fiction" (Left Behind)

 

and the last half shelf is somewhat "scholarly," but mostly crap.

 

 

Legion R., yep... it's marketing. i used to work in a Barnes and Noble until I'd had my fill... most of the people buying religion books were little old ladies looking for Bibles or weirdos telling me to move to Texas to study newly "discovered" texts about the Holy Grail.

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