Does Science Threaten Religion

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In the text Sociology by Macionis and Gerber, it is evident due to the conflict between religion and scientific beliefs, we can analyze the reading of “Does Science Threaten Religion?” using the social conflict approach. When looking at the the social conflict approach in the text, its said that those who are more dominant tend to try and defend their position in society. This is seen when looking at the story of John Thomas Scopes. According to the text, in attempt to teach his high school students Darwin’s theory that the evolution of humans started from lower forms of life, Scopes was fined one hundred dollars for teaching in contradiction of the Tennessee state law that had forbidden the teaching of “any theory that denies the story of

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