This paper was originally written on the invitation of the International Foundation for Human Survival and Development (Moscow) for presentation at the Global Forum on the Environment and Development, an international conference of leaders in religion and science, held in Moscow on 15 to 19 January 1990.
HUMAN SURVIVAL: THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SCIENCE AND RELIGION
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Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 547–554, December 1991
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Laszlo, E. (1991), HUMAN SURVIVAL: THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SCIENCE AND RELIGION. Zygon, 26: 547–554. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.1991.tb00908.x
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- global problems;
- holistic alliance;
Abstract. Public awareness of threats to human survival has emerged with significant strength since the 1970s. Recognition that growth cannot continue infinitely on a finite planet was affirmed by publication of the Club of Rome report, The Limits to Growth. In turn, the responsibility of science for human survival has been widely debated, at least since detonation of the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, but the conjunction of threats to human survival and scientific responsibility has remained rather vague. Clarification of this dual issue must take into account the role of religion, since only through a creative alliance of science and religion can a satisfactory resolution of the threats posed by global problems be found.