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Author Information: Rana Dajani, Hashemite University,

Dajani, Rana. “A Response to Damian Howard.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 4, no. 3 (2015): 43-44.

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In response to Damian Howard’s reflections (“Some Reflections on Stefano Bigliardi’s ‘On Harmonizing Islam and Science’”, 2014) on Stefano Bigliardi’s piece, I have two points to make.

1. I quote Howard:

If, as Bigliardi suggests, they are favourable to the idea of biological evolution (which, I think we have to admit is not present as an idea in either the Qur’an or the Bible) can that in any way enhance their religious outlook, beliefs and practices? And if not, why not?

I disagree on two counts.  Continue Reading…