1st Edition

Can Scientists Believe Some Examples of the Attitude of Scientists to Religion

By Sir Nevill Mott Copyright 1991

    In this collection of thought-provoking essays, a range of distinguished scientists and theologians, men and women, young and old, all with strong scientific training and deeply held religious beliefs, in the Judeao-Christian tradition, give their personal answers. They do not always agree, the views of each contributor being informed both by their particular scientific expertise and religious affiliation. They address a wide range of problems that will interest all concerned to reconcile their own religious beliefs with currently-accepted scientific theory and practice. The divergences of opinion are as a significant as the agreements. Positions are thoughtfully explained and make important, often novel and illuminating, contributions to debate on these great issues.

    Christianity without miracles?, Sir Nevill Mott; the scientist as priest, Dr John Habgood * scientific knowing and the knowledge of God, Christopher Moss * probability, belief and truth, Professor D.J. Bartholomew; science and the Christian world view, Dr P.E. Hodgson * the mystery of being human, Sir John Eccles, FRS * a physicist in the presence of the cross and the resurrection, Professor G. Ludwig * how can a scientist be a Christain in today's world?, Richard H. Bube * scientists and religion - notes by a simpliccio of our time, Professor V.I. Frenkel * faith and reason in Judaism, Professor Cyril Domb * a Catholic scientist, Dr Mark Howson * religious views of a condensed matter scientist, Juana Vivi Acrivos * belief in science and God - both require faith and logic, John J. MacClone * science in my Christian belief, Professor Semiramis Dionysion-Kouimtzi * faith amd mystery in science - reason and scepticism in religion, Professor C.W. Francis Everitt.


    Sir Nevill Morr was a professor in Bristol from 1933-1954 and head of the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge from 1954 until 1971. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1977.