“Working with Medieval Scholars on 13th Century Science Texts – a Scientist’s Tale”

When:
15 September, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
2015-09-15T16:00:00+10:00
2015-09-15T17:30:00+10:00
Contact:
SCIENCE, RELIGION & SOCIETY EMMANUEL COLLEGE, THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
“Working with Medieval Scholars on 13th Century Science Texts – a Scientist’s Tale”

Co-sponsored with UQ’s Centre for the History of European Discourses (CHED)

Tom McLeish, Professor of Physics at Durham University, will discuss themes from his recently published book Faith and Wisdom in

Science (Oxford University Press, 2014). Tom takes a scientist’s reading of the Old Testament’s Book of Job and uses it as a centrepiece

to make the case for science as a deeply human and ancient activity. Drawing on stories from the modern science of chaos and

uncertainty, alongside medieval, patristic, classical and Biblical sources, Faith and Wisdom in Science challenges much of the current

“science and religion” debate as operating with the wrong assumptions and in the wrong space.