Videos: Irish Scientists on Evidence and Christian Faith

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Dr Mark McCartney (co-editor “Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy” (Oxford University Press) )and Dr David Glass (“Atheism’s New Clothes (IVP) ) discuss the meaning of faith, the scientific evidence for God’s existence, the limits and strengths of science, “God-of-the-Gaps”, morality and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Dr Mark McCartney lectures in the School of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Ulster. Along with his research in applied mathematics, he has an interest the history of physics, co-editing “Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy” (with Raymond Flood and Andrew Whitaker) and “Physicists of Ireland” (with Andrew Whitaker). His PhD is in theoretical physics. (All views expressed here are those of“Saints and Sceptics”).

Mark explains the limits of science, responds to the claim that science and Christianity have always been in conflict, and sums up the evidence for God in three words: “There are laws.”

Mark develops his thoughts on atheism, science and morality, explains the “Fine-Tuning” argument, and discusses multiverses.

Dr David Glass is a lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Ulster, with publications in computer science, philosophy and physics. He has written a detailed critique of the New Atheists in “Atheism’s New Clothes” (IVP). His PhD in theoretical physics and MA in philosophy are from Queens University Belfast. (All views expressed here are those of “Saints and Sceptics”.)

David briefly explains why a scientist can believe in God, discusses the scientific evidence for God’s existence

David deals with objections to the case for God’s existence, Richard Dawkins’ “God Delusion”, miracles and the evidence for the resurrection.

 

BONUS

The interviewer (Graham Veale) had the camera turned on him, to explain the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus.

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