Science & Christianity: Conflict or Coherence?

Henry Fritz Schaeffer

p8 quote of Schrodinger, item for limitations of science?

p9-10 Landau & Chandresekhar final words, CP Snow, Feynman, Lightman

p12 Polanyi

p13 Wigner "the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics ..." Keith Ward "rational creator" Noted that Polanyi was of Jewish descent and became Catholic, Wigner of Jewish descent and became protestant.

p14 Science grew up in a Christian environment

p15 Francis Bacon's "Two Books" manifesto

p15-16 Kepler's faith statements

p16 Pascal in Pensees

p16 Boyle - statement of faith

p17 Newton quote

p18 Faraday - man of faith

p19 Maxwell, p20 quote

p21 Perkin

p22 Stokes

p22 Kelvin "forced by science to the belief in God" in 1903

p23 Thomson quote "Great are the works of the Lord." Also Coulson a nd March. Coulson is originator of the phrase "god of the gaps".

p24 The "Why" question

p26 Robert Griffiths in Christianity Today "If we need an atheist for a debate, I go to the philosophy department. The physics department isn't much use." also Bube who supported Christian missions.

p28 Townes and Schawlow both Christians

p29 Polkinghorne

p30 Sandage, Phillips

p31 Excellent page - quotes Davies "The present arrangement of matter indicates a very special choice of initial conditions." , Hawking "In fact, if one considers the possible constants and laws that could have emerged, the odds against a universe that has produced lif like ours are immense.", Hoyle " A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature." Romans 1:20 "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made."

p34 Collins

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