“Can Faith and Science Coexist?” – OR – “Is God Opposed to Science?”
The first of these headings was addressed in a Scientific American Blog by John Horgan – here is the response by John Lennox also in the Scientific American Blog.
The second was the topic of a sermon delivered by Darin Latham at Broadway Church (Vancouver, BC-CA).
In both cases they are also a confirmation of a most inspiring historical giant in the realm of serious scientific pursuit and the execution of the scientific method – Sir Isaac Newton (headlined in the parent page ‘Inspiring People‘)
Some key points worth considering regarding the matter of ‘science and faith’ (derived from the D. Latham sermon):
- What does science study?
Science studies the physical and natural world – science studies ‘creation’.
- What does theology study?
Theology studies the metaphysical and supernatural world – theology studies the ‘creator’.
What about an overlap of these two areas of study?
- Theology makes science possible by subscribing to the concept of an ‘ordered world’.
- Science aids theology by verifying and falsifying some theological claims.
Religions should be ‘seen’ under the ‘scientific lens’.
Faith and Science do Coexist –
The world is blessed with a multitude of scientists of faith who are leaders in their various fields of scientific expertise.
Check out the following:
Tedx Talk – Leslie Wickman
> Is the Conflict Between Science and Religion Real?
> Test of Faith –
watch some interview video clips with renowned scientists –
tip – scroll down to Dr. Jennifer Wiseman – NASA and
> watch interview segments 1 and 2
> List of Christians in Science and Technology – Wikipedia