A recording of Professor David Watts and Dr Althea Wikinson’s talk on December 8th, 2016 at Wilmslow Guild. Part of the Scientists in Congregations project run by St John’s, Lindow.
St John’s has an amazing range of people in its congregation from all walks of life, including a number of scientists. As we look at the issue of the compatibility of science and faith, some of those scientists reflect on whether their is a conflict between their work and their faith in God.
The seeming conflict between Christian faith and scientific reasoning can prove a stumbling block for people seeking the truth about the origins of our world. Those with a non-scientific background can feel insufficiently informed to deal with peoples queries in this area.
‘There’s no use trying’, said Alice ‘one can’t believe impossible things’. ‘I dare say you haven’t had much practice’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’ Lewis Carroll ‘Through the Looking Glass’
Gareth: So, you’re two of the longer standing members of St. John’s we’ve interviewed so far, not sure we’ll fit everything in!