Creation through the Eyes of a Scientist: Experiencing God’s Creation

How important is it that scientific theories are beautiful, simple and elegant? How important is the way in which scientists do their work, to the discoveries they make and the theories they formulate? Join us in conversation with Geoffrey Woollard, a structural biologist, computer scientist in training and co-host of our Beauty of Creation series. Together, we’ll explore the role of beauty, simplicity, elegance, and seeing God in the practice of doing science, as well as recap the ground we’ve covered in the Beauty of Creation series as a whole, looking ahead to new syntheses.

Geoffrey Woollard was trained as a biophysicist and structural biologist. His scientific passion is energy, information, causality, and life at the microscopic scale. Geoff is now working on his PhD at the University of British Columbia where he seeks to apply perspectives from computer science, statistical learning theory, optimization, and high fidelity physics simulations to describe the 3D shapes of molecular life. He is the President of the Vancouver chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists.

Further References:

William A. Wallace – the Modelling of Nature
Benedict Ashley, OP – The Way towards Wisdom
Benedict Ashley & John Deeley – How Science enriches Theology
Mariano Artigas
‘Philosophy of Nature’
‘Knowing things for Sure’
‘The Mind of the Universe’ – understanding science and religion
Stacy Trasancos – Particles of Faith
Stacy Trasancos – Science was Born of Christianity
Christopher Baglow – A Catholic History of the Fake conflict between Religion and Science
Rodney Stark – Bearing False Witness
Ronald L. Numbers (ed.) – Galileo goes to Jail: And other Myths about Science and Religion
Paul Haeffner – Creation & Scientific Creativity: A study in the Thought of Stanley Jaki
Robert Rosen – Life Itself
Tom Mccleish – the Poetry and Beauty of Science
Anthony Rizzi – Institute for Advanced Physics

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