Thursday, 3 May 2007

PBS 1995 Science v Religion

Discussion in 1995 between theologians, philosophers and scientiests on the interface between science and religion.

MR. Paul DAVIES: The early scientists were all deeply religious, and they believe that in doing their science they were uncovering God's handiwork, God's plan, if you like, for the universe.

MS. Nancy MURPHY: Most Christian theists would want to say that God created the human race through the process of evolution.

MR. Richard DAWKINS: I don't understand why so many people who are sophisticated in science go on believing in God.

MR. Steven WEINBERG: God, historically, has not meant the laws of nature. It has meant an interested personality.

MR. Bob RUSSELL wo world's view of science and religion is breaking down, because scientists are asking questions.

MS. WERTHEIM: Hello, I'm Margaret Wertheim. We tend to think that science and religion are at war with one another. Yet, there are people trying to bridge the differences between the two, and some who think that science and religion aren't really in conflict at all.

For the past several years, I've been studying and writing about a new movement of scientists and Christian theologians who believe that science and religion can actually support one another. Their goal is to find a balance in their work and in their own hearts between faith and reason.


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