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Part 1: How We Got Here

In part one I take a look how scientific descriptions of the world - and science itself - have evolved over the years, and show the limitations of some conceptions of science, nature, and life, found in popular writing.

  • Introduction
  • Setting the scene historically
  • The scientific story so far
  • The current situation: gaps in our TOEs (TOE = 'Theory of Everything')
  • With gaps in TOEs, what will happen next?
  • Options 1 and 2 are to defer, or ignore the gaps
  • Option 3 is to innovate within science by looking into emergence and dynamical systems theories
  • Implications of this change for science
  • Implications of this change for theology
  • Recap

Slides

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Part 1: How We Got Here

 

Bridging the Gaps: Can Science and Theology Share a Common Vision of Nature, Life, and Personhood? - Index
Part 2: What Happens Next - Implications for Theology
Interview with Adrian Wyard
A Brief(er) Guide to How Emergence Will Change Science, and its relation to Religion

Source:

Presented at the Mercer University McAfee school of theology as the 2012 Ginn Lectures. Initially recorded for broadcast by AIBTV.

See also:

Physics and Cosmology
History
The Relation of Science & Religion
Purpose and Design
Was the Universe Designed?
Did the Universe Have a Beginning?
The Argument From Design
Cosmos and Creator
Books on Science and Religion