Does Science Rob Nature of its Mystery and Beauty?
Oct 04, 2016
Professor Alister McGrath explores how the natural sciences and Christian theology might offer an enriched or deepened vision of reality, which transcends the limits placed on each http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/does-science-rob-nature-of-its-mystery-and-beauty John Ruskin (1819-1900) was one of the most acute observers of the tensions to emerge between science and religion during the Victorian age. We shall explore Ruskin's concerns, set against the background of the Industrial Revolution, and ask how can we do science without losing sight of the beauty of nature? And in what ways might a religious reading of nature help meet at least some concerns? The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/does-science-rob-nature-of-its-mystery-and-beauty Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 2,000 lectures free to access or download from the website.