Why Christianity is Good for Science
Dr. Edward B. (Ted) Davis
History of Science Professor at Messiah University will present an online CTNS public forum
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 5pm (PDT)
Lecture and Q&A, free and open to the public.
To register, please email Melissa Moritz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A vocal group of contemporary scientists and others known as the "New Atheists" pit reason versus religion, fact versus faith, and science versus Christianity. This talk responds directly to that attitude. Drawing on information and insights from the history and philosophy of science, Dr. Davis will argue that Christian faith actually complements the picture of the world coming from the sciences, helping us to achieve a deeper understanding of both the way the world is and how we should go about understanding it, while providing a powerful motive for investigating nature. The Christian doctrine of creation help us to understand more of reality than science alone can study—including the very possibility of science itself as a form of knowledge about nature.
Prof Edward B. (“Ted”) Davis is Distinguished Professor of the History of Science at Messiah University, Fellow of the International Society for Science & Religion, and advisor to forthcoming exhibits at the National Museum of American History and the Museum of the Bible. With Michael Hunter, Davis edited The Works of Robert Boyle, 14 vols. (1999-2000), and a separate edition of Boyle’s great treatise on God and nature, A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature (1996). In 2020, Routledge will reissue his edition of The Antievolution Pamphlets of Harry Rimmer (1995). Author of dozens of articles and essays about Christianity and science in the Scientific Revolution and modern America, his book about the religious activities and beliefs of prominent American scientists from the period between the two world wars will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press.