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31. Physics Topic: The Theology of Providence
Simon Laplace combined the determinism of Newton’s equations with epistemological and metaphysical reductionism to portray all of nature as an impersonal mechanism. David Hume challenged the arguments for God as first cause and as
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32. Physics Topic: Quantum Physics
to a fundamental indeterminism in reality. Werner Heisenberg argued this way: the chance aspects of quantum phenomena are due to an ontological property, indeterminism, which holds at the quantum level in the world. Albert Einstein and
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33. Resources: Books on Biology, Genetics and Theology
Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom Sociobiology: The New Synthesis The Creationists The Human Factor The Selfish Gene Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
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34. Resources: CTNS Recommended: Intermediate Level
Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom . (New York and London: Routledge, 1997). ISBN: 0415915228. ______, and Gaymon Bennett , eds. Bridging Science and Religion . ( London : 2002). ISBN: 0334028930.
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35. General Term: Quantum Theory
These include ontological indeterminism (Heisenberg), ontological determinism (Einstein, David Bohm --- as stressed recently by Jim Cushing), or many worlds ( Everett ); as involving consciousness (Von Neumann, Eugene Wigner , Roger
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36. Divine Action Topic: Stoeger, William R. “Contemporary Physics and the ...
reductionism and determinism are untenable. The laws of nature are in fact human constructions guided by careful research. The intermediate-level regularities which they model originate “in the relationships of fundamental
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37. Divine Action Topic: Crutchfield, James P., J. Doyne Farmer, Norman H. Packa...
the challenge to Laplacian determinism posed by quantum mechanics for subatomic phenomena like radioactive decay, but stresses that large-scale chaotic behavior, which focuses instead on macroscopic phenomena like the trajectory of a baseball or
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38. Divine Action Topic: Ellis, George F.R. “Quantum Theory and the Macrosc...
outcome, even when there is determinism and mechanism at the microlevel, is partially effected by the context of boundary conditions, macroconstraints, and macroinfluences. Here systems thinking, based on synthesis, is needed as well as
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39. Divine Action Topic: Russell, Robert John. “Divine Action and Quantum M...
pointing to ontological indeterminism, then one can construct a robust bottom-up, noninterventionist, approach to objective, mediated, direct divine action. In this approach, God’s indirect acts at the macroscopic level, understood as both
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40. Divine Action Topic: Chaos and Complexity
based on metaphysical determinism and indeterminism? In what ways do they shed light on the problem of general and special providence, and in particular on a non-interventionist understanding of objectively special divine action? Are there
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