A BGST PUBLIC LECTURE
"SCIENCE & FAITH:
MORE SIMILAR THAN YOU THINK"
Mon, 25 Feb 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Science and faith are often viewed as two different types of knowledge. The former focuses on objective facts about the world, whereas the latter lies in the realm of subjective personal opinion and experience. For some people, they are in outright opposition.
On the contrary, there are far more similarities in these two realms of enquiry, than is often recognised. These similarities arise from shared historical roots and practices, common to both the world of science and Christian faith.
Though this talk, we hope to address some of these common misconceptions.
is the Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge, where he is a Fellow. Dr Alexander was previously Chairman of the Molecular Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development at The Babraham Institute, Cambridge. Prior to that he was at the Imperial Cancer Research Laboratories in London (now Cancer Research UK), and spent 15 years developing university departments and laboratories overseas, latterly as Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Medical Faculty of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. There he helped to establish the National Unit of Human Genetics.
He was initially an Open Scholar at Oxford reading Biochemistry, before obtaining a PhD in Neurochemistry at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.
Dr Alexander writes, lectures and broadcasts widely in the field of science and religion. From 1992-2013 he was Editor of the journal Science & Christian Belief, and currently serves as a member of the executive committee of the International Society for Science and Religion.
Date and Time:
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Bartley Christian Church, 4 How Sun Drive, Singapore 538526
Fee: FREE - A love offering will be collected