It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation From Science, Philosophy and Religion
Here is a fresh look at how science contributes to the bigger picture of human flourishing, through a collage of science and philosophy, richly illustrated by the authors' own experience and personal reflection. They survey the territory of fundamental physics,...
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Here is a fresh look at how science contributes to the bigger picture of human flourishing, through a collage of science and philosophy, richly illustrated by the authors' own experience and personal reflection. They survey the territory of fundamental physics, machine learning, philosophy of human identity, evolutionary biology, miracles, arguments from design, naturalism, the history of ideas, and more. The natural world can be appreciated not only for itself,but also as an eloquent gesture, a narrative and a pointer beyond itself. Our human journey is not to a theorem or a treatise, but to a meeting which encompasses all our capacities. In this meeting,science is the way to find out about the structure of the physical world of which we are a part, not a means to reduce ourselves and our fellow human beings to mere objects of scrutiny, and still less to attempt the utterly futile exercise of trying to do that to God. We have intellectual permission to be open to the notion that God can be trusted and known. The material world encourages an open-hearted reaching out to something more, with a freedom to seek and to be received by what liesbeyond the scope of purely impersonal descriptions and attitudes.
Andrew Briggs is a Norfolk-based maths teacher and looking for patterns to solve puzzles is part of his job. He has always enjoyed doing puzzles, crosswords, logic problems and more and has been interested in Sudoku almost since it came to Britain. Over the years he has produced various puzzles for church magazines, encouraging both old and young to enjoy their Bibles and expand their Bible knowledge.
- 1: Introduction: Three Themes2: What Is This Book: Re-orientation3: Religion, History And Philosophy4: How Is Science To Be Carried Forward?5: What Does It Mean To Be Me?6: Two Tabors7: The Deeply Subtle Nature Of Physically Existing Things8: Issues Arising From Quantum Physics9: General Relativity, Language And Learning10: On The Way11: The Argument From Design12: Biological Evolution13: The Struggle Is Nothing New14: Miracles And How God Works15: You Can't Live A Divided Life16: A Dialogue About Naturalism17: Learning From The Bible18: Conclusion