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BIOL 2140 Capstone Science and Religion: Contemporary Issues (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Is it possible for a contemporary scientist to be a believer in God and, in particular, a Christian believer? This course will explore the interaction between religion and science from early modern times (Galileo and Newton) to the present (Hawking, Peacocke, Teilhard de Chardin). The origin of the universe and the origin and evolution of life on earth will be explored. The influence of contemporary physics and biology on the believer's understanding of God's interaction with the world will be considered.

Instructor(s): Donald J. Plocke, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Restricted to seniors and second semester juniors. Some knowledge of science, particularly familiarity with some basic concepts of physics, will be assumed.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17