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

Thursday 5th June, 2008, 5.30pm

Queen’s Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College

Prof. Richard Swinburne
Emeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford

in conversation with

Prof. Colin Howson
Profesor 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

A B S T R A C T

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 undertstanding of the nature of the universe.
 

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