Sunday, September 5, 2010

John Polkinghorne - Science & Faith | Faith Interface

Here is a quote from John Polkinghome regarding science and faith. I got the link from a post on Brian Auten's Twitter feed.
“I think of science and religious faith as being two eyes. Both are looking for truth. I can see with more depth and accuracy using both eyes together, like binocular vision, than if I use either eye by itself separately.”
“I’m a very passionate believer in the unity of knowledge. There is one world of reality - one world of our experience that we’re seeking to describe.”
“If the experience of science teaches anything, it’s that the world is very strange and surprising. The many revolutions in science have certainly shown that.”
Quantum theory also tells us that the world is not simply objective; somehow it’s something more subtle than that. In some sense it is veiled from us, but it has a structure that we can understand.”
“Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can’t construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history.”
I agree with Dr. Polkinghome. I think that if you have view of creation that does not match scientific data then maybe we need to think about what we think the Bible is really saying.

John Polkinghorne - Science & Faith | Faith Interface
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