Excellent interview with Stephen Barr, professor of Particle Physics at the Bartol Research Institute and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware. Here he discusses the myth of the ‘conflict’ between science and religion – something I have dealt with before.
One bit he covered that I had forgotten about was the fact that the Christian theologian Augustine of Hippo had a view of time 1600 years ago that wasn’t to be understood by science until the 20th century – namely that time originated with the material universe, which comports with our modern notion of spacetime.
In some ways Dr. Barr may be preaching to the choir a bit here given the fact that only 15% of scientists at major universities see religion and science in conflict.
And most of those scientists are named Jerry Coyne.