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Hawking's collaborator, cosmologist Roger Penrose, challenged to believe in God

Sir Roger Penrose, a leading cosmologist who worked with Stephen Hawking to develop the theory that predicted the beginning of space and time in the Big Bang, has been challenged to consider God as the best explanation of the universe by William Lane Craig, a renowned Christian philosopher during an episode of the debate show The Big Conversation.

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Is Science Doomed to Leave Some Questions Unanswered?

"As a science journalist, I’ve been to countless science conferences over the years where I’d hear about the latest discoveries or a plug for a new telescope or particle accelerator destined to yield fresh insights into the workings of nature. But last week I found myself in a small but elegant auditorium at Dartmouth College for a different kind of meeting. Scientists and philosophers had gathered not to celebrate research accomplishments but to argue that science itself is inadequate. As successful as it has undeniably been, they say it cannot provide all the answers we seek."

Science journalist Dan Falk reports in Scientific American on the debate between physicsts and philosophers about the limits of science and whether we will ever solve certain mysteries of the universe and the human mind.

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ISCAST fellow Mark Worthing awarded 2019 silver award by ARPA

Congratulations to ISCAST fellow Mark Worthing for winning the 2019 silver award by ARPA (Australasian Religious Press Association) for best article for ‘Is Science Replacing God?’.

You can read the article via this link: https://www.thelutheran.com.au/is-science-replacing-god/

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"Unlikely Allies" now available to order!

In Unlikely Allies: Monotheism and the Rise of Science, Mark Worthing investigates the claims of religious traditions that they played a unique role in the rise of the natural sciences. The author argues that monotheism in general, more than any particular manifestation of it, was significant in the development of modern science. Certain key features of monotheism provided fertile conditions for the rise of the natural sciences and Christianity, while not solely responsible for producing these conditions, played a significant role.

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