Full downloadable audio files of talks from a recent workshop on science and religion led by David Glass and Mark McCartney are now available. Samples of talks by David and Mark talk, along with the address by by John Lennox and Desi Alexander are at the bottom of the page; please visit for the home page for downloadable versions of these talks and much more. This includes talks by Prof. John Lennox on the topic ‘Has Science Buried God?’ and by Dr. Desmond Alexander on “Interpretations of Genesis 1-3”.
Dr. Diarmid Finnegan addressed ‘Myths and Milestones in the History of Science and Religion’ , the Rev Barry Forde spoke on ‘Science, Religion and Undergraduates’ and the Rev. Dr. Edward McGee on ‘Science and Religion in the Classroom’.
The workshop was part of a project led by David Glass and Mark McCartney at the University of Ulster on ‘Explaining and Explaining Away’ which is funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
Dr David Glass/ Dr Mark McCartney ‘Explaining and Explaining Away’
In this talk we give an overview of the idea of ‘explaining away’ – in particular do certain scientific explanations ‘explain away’ the need for God? We will also look at recent census data on the decline of religious belief in Northern Ireland.
Prof. John Lennox ‘Has Science Buried God’
If we believe many modern commentators, science has squeezed God into a corner, killed and then buried him with its all-embracing explanations. Atheism, we are told, is the only intellectually tenable position, and any attempt to reintroduce God is likely to impeded the progress of science.
Dr Desmond Alexander ‘Interpretations of Genesis 1-3’
How should we read the opening chapters of Genesis? What may appear to be a simple question is fraught with all kinds of complications. To put the question is another form, Is Genesis 1-3 a text about cosmology or theology? Or maybe it is a text about both cosmology and theology?