LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Christian astronomer who sued the University of Kentucky for religious discrimination says the perceived divide between faith and science is an "illusion."
Martin Gaskell claimed he lost out on a top science job because of his professed faith and statements he made that were taken to be critical of evolution. The university reached a $125,000 settlement with Gaskell last month in exchange for dropping the civil action.
The controversy fueled the long-running debate between scientists and Christians who believe the Bible refutes some scientific discoveries.
Gaskell tells The Associated Press the two sides can find agreement. He has, as a devout Christian who uses the tools of science to study the universe.