January 31, 2018 Eric Blauer

Professor John Lennox on Science and God

This discussion with John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics (emeritus) at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford is a plunge into the pool of mind bending discovery of the interrelated necessity of Science and God. If you are of the inclination to believe that science and God are irrelevant issues to commingle or have struggled with versions of Faith that seem to require you to stop thinking, than please watch this discussion, you will not regret it.

Part one of this conversation will touch on:

-Is the mind, the brain?

-Mathematics and physics as an apologetic defense & proof of Mind.

-Ontological reductionism.

-Scientific naturalism and materialism and the problem of mind.

-Why knowledge is not material and why that is a problem for atheism.

-How language is a stumbling stone for scientific materialism.

-The Church, Aristotle and Galileo and why Galileo was more biblical and how the church sided with the science of the time and it took a believer to lead them to ultimate truth about reality.

Here is part 2 of this interview, which just explodes like the big bang into a satisfying feast of intellectual, scientific, theological and philosophical delicacies.

Here are some of the topics covered:

-Stephen Hawking, gravity and something from nothing.

-The moral question of is to ought?

-Is the God of the bible just one more ancient God to disbelieve in?

-How do you get something from nothing? You redefine, nothing.

-Science’s misunderstanding of God and tilting at Windmills.

-Einstein vs Hawkings on the death of philosophy.

-What makes tea boil?

-Materialism and morality.

-The fine tuning argument.

 

Part 1 of the interview: https://youtu.be/gDjNv-ea56E

Part 2 of the Interview: https://youtu.be/Tr3ghb6JG6A

Here’s Professor Lennox’s website: http://www.johnlennox.org/

Here’s his books: http://amzn.to/2BJj5NU

(Professor John Lennox is also an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School, Oxford University, and teaches for the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme. In addition, he is an Adjunct Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, and at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, as well as being a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum.)

C.S. Lewis: “Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I call thought. But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It’s like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London. But if I can’t trust my own thinking, of course I can’t trust the arguments leading to Atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an Atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.”

 

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