By John Polkinghorne F.R.S. K.B.E.
An inquiry into the probabilities of believing in God in an age of technology. the writer makes a speciality of the collegiality among technology and theology, contending that those "intellectual cousins" are either fascinated about interpreted adventure and with the hunt for fact approximately truth.
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2 The impact of this vindication of Christ is such that Jesus is spoken of as Son of God, a title of great honour but not one, in Hebrew thought, that carried a necessary connotation of divinity, for it was applied in ancient Israel to the king.
It would manifest no intentions of any kind. 12 Whatever this bleak judgement is, it is clearly not a conclusion of science alone. It was not his knowledge of genetics that enabled Richard Dawkins to make this pronouncement. Rather, it represents his metaphysical judgement on the significance of the scientific story which is presented to us. In fact, it is science that is ''blind," for as a self-defining methodological strategy it has closed its eyes to the possibility of discerning evil or good or justice or intention.
By the time modern science was established, there were two schools of thought. Isaac Newton and his followers supposed that light might well be composed of a stream of little particles; Christian Huyghens and his followers espoused the idea that it was a form of waves. The question seemed to have been settled in the nineteenth century when the clever experiments of Thomas Young demonstrated the existence of interference effectsthe reinforcements and cancellations that result when two trains of waves impinge on each other, either in step (crest augmenting crest) or out of step (trough cancelling crest).
Belief in God in an Age of Science (The Terry Lectures Series) by John Polkinghorne F.R.S. K.B.E.