Participants in the Science as Religion learning project explore the published literature on this topic then write and discuss their own essays about the relationship between science and religion.
Is Darwinism a religion? Is the very concept something deserving scorn? Is Einstein's theory of gravity a theory with religious implications, or a religion itself? Do such theories depend solely upon observational evidence, or, as the above title implies, could these theories be just simply dogma? Are verifiable observations to be interpreted as facts? Explore this investigation in the Science as Religion project.
Paleontologists now routinely isolate and sequence Neanderthal DNA, allowing estimation of the time of the last common ancestor of Neanderthals and living humans. See Molecular Paleontology Reading Group.