Faith v science?

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Is it possible to believe in God in the modern era of scientific discovery? In a series of in-depth interviews, scientists from fields as diverse as botany, immunology and physics talk about their scientific research and their faith in God.

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 Francis Collins
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 Russell Stannard

Francis Collins, the geneticist who led the team which sequenced the human genome: ‘God can be worshipped in the cathedral and in the laboratory’

Russell Stannard, physicist and author of educational books about science: ‘There’s nothing contradictory between science and religion’

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 Jennifer Wiseman
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 Denis Alexander

Jennifer Wiseman, astronomer who discovered a comet and leads Nasa’s search for exoplanets: ‘Big Bang is what I call God’s “Let there be light” event’

Denis Alexander, immunologist who directs the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion: ‘The scientific and religious ways of thinking happen to be very similar’

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 Alister McGrath
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 Ghillean Prance

Alister McGrath, biophysicist, theologian and author of books on science and faith: ‘There’s a very strong religious motivation for scientific research’

Ghillean Prance, botanist and former director of Kew Gardens: ‘We in the West have got to cut our extravagant, greedy lifestyles’

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 Colin Humphreys
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 Bob White

Colin Humphreys, materials scientist in the field of aerospace and superconductors: ‘God often works in and through nature to achieve his purpose’

Bob White, geophysicist and leader of research into the Earth’s dynamic crust: ‘Science and faith are complementary; they are different ways of looking at the same truths’

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Is it possible to believe in God in the modern era of scientific discovery? In a series of in-depth interviews, scientists from fields as diverse as botany, immunology and physics talk about their scientific research and their faith in God.

All the interviews on these pages were conducted by Major Nigel Bovey and first appeared in The Salvation Army newspaper The War Cry © The Salvation Army. For further reprint permission, please contact The War Cry.

Read these interviews and others in God, the Big Bang and Bunsen-burning Issues by Nigel Bovey (£8.99, Authentic Media)

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arrow Francis Collins

arrow Russell Stannard

arrow Jennifer Wiseman

arrow Denis Alexander

arrow Alister McGrath

arrow Ghillean Prance

arrow Colin Humphreys

arrow Bob White

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