The Dueling Cartographers: A Parable About Epistemology

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Envision science and religion as cartographers huddled together in a dark room. Both can just barely make out a great map before them. It’s too dark to resolve any features, which frustrates them both. Religion pulls out a magnificent looking map of its own, which depicts a single great circular continent, and sea serpents prowling the waters around it.

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