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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


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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


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
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