| Lecture 1 of the Harmony in Faith and Science lecture series |
Ever since Galileo faced off with Pope Urban VIII in the 17th century, faith and science have been at war. Many today assume that a choice must be made between faith or science, since the two are naturally incompatible. But is this true? This talk will show that faith and science are natural allies, two complementary ways of knowing truth. From Newton to Pasteur, from Lavoisier to Kepler, from Copernicus to Faraday, from Heisenberg to Mendel, many outstanding scientists have been religious believers. This is natural when we understand that science relies on an ordered, intelligible universe and religious belief tells us the exact same thing.
Click here to watch the recording on YouTube: APAVM Lecture 1 – Faith, Science and the Unity of Truth
Three good books on related topics, recommended by Dr. Thomas Williams.
- The Language of God, by Francis S. Collins
- The Faith of a Physicist, by John C. Polkinghorne
- Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis