Faith in Science? On the relationship between faith, wisdom and science
Audio mp3 files of Professor Tom McLeish’s lecture and the Q & A session following it, and pdf copies of their PowerPoint slides at either 1 slide per page (1pp) or 2 slides per page (2pp), and a pdf copy of a transcript closely related to his lecture are available for downloading now. (N.B., to save mp3 files to your computer, use right-click and choose ‘Save link as…’).
Lecture: Download mp3 [12.9 MB]
Q & A session: Download mp3 [2.5 MB]
PDF of Lecture slides (1 slide per page): Download pdf [5.2 MB]
PDF of Lecture slides (2 slides per page): Download pdf [739 KB]
PDF of Lecture transcript: Download pdf [250 KB]
Professor Tom McLeish, PhD, FRS, gave an ISCAST-CASE* Lecture at New College, UNSW, entitled: “Faith in Science? On the relationship between faith, wisdom and science”, at 7.30 pm on Thursday 17th September, 2015.
Abstract: Tom McLeish will discuss themes from his recently published book Faith and Wisdom in Science (Oxford University Press, 2014). In this book, Tom takes a scientist’s reading of the Old Testament’s Book of Job and uses this ancient text as a centrepiece to make the case for science as a deeply human and ancient activity, embedded in some of the oldest stories told about the human desire to understand the natural world. Drawing on stories from the modern science of chaos and uncertainty, alongside medieval, patristic, classical and Biblical sources, Faith and Wisdom in Science challenges much of the current “science and religion” debate as operating with the wrong assumptions and in the wrong space.
*CASE - Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (New College, UNSW)