Can Scientists Believe

Some Examples of the Attitude of Scientists to Religion

By Sir Nevill Mott

© 1991 – Routledge

188 pages

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Hardback: 9780907383543
pub: 1991-01-01

About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General