June 5, 2008 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Prof. Richard Swinburne, Prof. Colin Howson

In his book The God Delusion Prof. Richard Dawkins has made the claim that a God invoked to explain the existence of a complex universe must be even more complex, and therefore highly improbable. The argument is a reminder of an interesting interdisciplinary discussion between science, philosophy and theology that has been in progress for many centuries. The panel will re-visit this discussion, in particular taking into account our contemporary scientific understanding of the nature of the universe.

SIMPLICITY & COMPEXITY – SCIENCE, GOD & DAWKINS:
A Panel Discussion

Prof. Richard Swinburne
Emeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford
in conversation with Prof. Colin Howson Professor of the Philosophy of Science, London School of Economics
with Interlocutors:
Revd Dr Rodney Holder
The Faraday Institute, Cambridge
Revd Dr Patrick Richmond
Former Dean of Chapel, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
Prof. Michael Welker
Professor of Theology, University of Heidelberg