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Astrophysics and Faith

Astrophysics and Faith

On Tuesday the 24th January, Professor David Wilkinson gave a talk about Astrophysics and Faith. The talk covered a number of discussions such as the conflict between science and religion and how many rely on philosophical reasoning to provide solutions for scientific problems. 

It was interesting to learn about the search for extra-terrestrial life, with new planets being discovered every day. There is a vast possibility that other primitive life exists yet the evolution form amoeba to accountant is extensive. Nevertheless, people long for salvation as we are lonely in our galaxy. 

Professor David Wilkinson talked about his belief that at the very start of the world the laws of physics break down and that it is God that sustains the process. The discussion addressed questions about the Big Bang with many asking about the origins of laws in Physics. The talk also addressed how scientific discoveries require evidence, yet as a Christian his evidence of God is his personal relationship. God is the source of coherence for scientific theories. 

Professor David Wilkinson went on to talk about the theistic evaluation of the creation of the world for a physicist.  He believed that God is still the basis for evolution and can intervene in certain elements. 

Despite science giving us a deeper understanding to astrophysics it can’t prove the revelation of God yet Professor Wilkinson believes Jesus can prove that existence.

Report by Paddy Langdale, A Social, 6.1

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