The evolution debate: What can both sides agree on?

“We’ve built up this idea that creationists are stupid, or evolutionists are immoral. But when you actually meet people, they’re people. We’re all the same,” Josh Rosenau, projects and policy director for the National Center for Science Education, said on this week’s “Virtually Speaking Science” podcast (hosted by yours truly).

Rosenau said “talking across religious lines is important.”

Antony Thomas, the filmmaker behind the HBO documentary “Questioning Darwin,” also thinks the gap is bridgeable. “That’s really what I was very keen to achieve in this film,” he said during the podcast. “I just wish that this film sets a tone which could have some influence in the future.”