Science has brought us medicine, technology, and unparalleled insights into the nature of our universe. Given this superb track record, should its powerful methods for gathering and organising evidence also be used when thinking about ultimate questions, including perhaps even the existence of God? Or is science, notwithstanding its power, poorly equipped to answer questions of meaning, value and purpose? And if so, could there be other rational ways to weigh relevant evidence?
Ard Louis is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford. He leads an interdisciplinary research group studying complex problems on the border between chemistry, physics and biology.
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The Leeds group will be joined by the Revd. Dr John Weaver, Chair of John Ray Initiative.
The Bristol group will welcome Rt Rev Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, to speak on Embryos, Personhood and the New Creation as part of the 2014-15 ‘Origins’ series.
Prof Sir Ghillean Prance, FRS (Scientific Director of The Eden Project, and former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew) will join the South West CiS group and Plymouth University Chaplaincy to speak on the subject ‘Convincing the Christian World about Climate Change and Evolution’.
Prof Peter Budd shares his thoughts on ‘Can we be sure? Limits of confidence in science and faith’, on Weds 18th March 2015.
The Oxford local group will be joined by Dr Ruth Bancewicz of the Faraday Institute, and Bob Sluka of A Rocha, for an evening on how science enhances faith.
On Wed 22nd April, Dr Ruth Bancewicz (The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge) will join the Sheffield group as part of her book launch tour for ‘God in the Lab’.