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Many thanks to Jerry Coyne for succinctly deflating the bogus doctrine of NOMA--the failed attempt to portray science and religion as non-overlapping magisteria that can be reconciled with each other. As Coyne writes, "let's reiterate what each magisterium can gain from 'dialogue' with the other:"

1. Religion. Religion gains but one thing from science: an increasing knowledge about the universe that makes mockery of religious doctrine, forcing the faithful to revise their dogma while claiming that it was consistent with science all along.

2. Science. Science has nothing to gain from religion, which is simply an annoyance that distracts us from our job.

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