Ronald Numbers, an Agnostic scholar who is one of the leading historians on the relationship of science and religion, writes:
"The greatest myth in the history of science and religion holds that they have been in a state of constant conflict."
Timothy Larsen, a Christian historian who specializes in the nineteenth century, notes:
"The so-called 'war' between faith and learning, specifically between orthodox Christian theology and science, was manufactured during the second half of the nineteenth century. It is a construct that was created for polemical purposes."
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