Cambridge Geophysicist, Professor Robert (Bob) White is coming to New Zealand to take part in 3 events.
The first and second are the same talk both in Wellington and Auckland – a Christian Response to Global Warming (I’m planning on attending the Auckland talk). For the third event (which I am sad to miss, due to a wedding up north), Robert will take part (with others) in a Symposium entitled: Science and religion in the 21st century: faith in science, science in faith.
Saturday, 14 March 2009, 8.30am-6pm
Theatre 401-439, ‘Neon Foyer’, Engineering School, Symonds Street, The University of Auckland
Please register for the symposium by Wednesday 11 March, with email@example.com
Cost $20, non-waged people $10 (refreshments and lunch provided)
Parking under Owen G Glenn building, $5 flat rate
I recently enjoyed these 3 videos featuring pysicist/priest John Polkinghorne… Continue reading “polkinghorne video”
I recently stumbled onto this listing of questions/answers at the website of physicist, Royal Society member… and priest John Polkinghorne. They will be of interest to anyone interested in the interplay between science and religion, and will be of special help to Christians interested in the compatibility between evolution and the Christian faith.
In a 2007 debate with John Lennox (viewable here), Richard Dawkins vocalises his frustration that religion (in his view) ‘stuntifies’ true scientific understanding:
“The scientific enterprise is an active, seeking… an active seeking out of gaps in our knowledge… [a] seeking out of ignorance, so that we can work to plug that ignorance. But religion teaches us to be satisfied with not really understanding. Every time one of these difficult questions comes up, science says, ‘Right, let’s roll up our sleeves and work on it.’ Religion says, ‘Oh, god did it.’ ‘We don’t need to work on it, god did it. It’s as simple of that.’ …Religion stuntifies the impulse to understand, because religion gives a facile, easy, apparent explanation… and it prevents the further work on the problem. Continue reading “religion impeding science?”
No, not the recent U.S. election… rather the biblical doctrine of election.
(This will be a quick one) Continue reading “on election”
Obamas turn has come to rule the American empire.
Will it continue to be a mass-consuming empire of greed?
Only time will tell.
Here is a thoughtful, timely and read-worthy critique by Brian Walsh entitled:
And yes, the same question could’ve/should’ve been asked had McCain won the election…