Friday, December 02, 2005

Science and God

I'm not usually interested by questions of science and religion. Usually they're either drawing what I regard as an irrelevant contrast (science vs religion) or trying to prove religion (an activity I regard as misguided at best). But this very personal account by Robert Winston is both interesting and moving. It's a piece that draws on his Jewish beliefs and practices (practices are all too often ignored in typical science and religion debates) and combines Biblical reflection with personal experience as a scientist and a believer. It's accessible to believers of any faith tradition as well as to those with no faith commitment, and is much the better for it.

There's a TV programme and a book to go with it

Far more interesting than either Richard Dawkins on why religion is wrong or Christians on why Dawkins is wrong!

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