Ep 45: Can we live by science alone? A word for Richard Dawkins

Speaker(s): 
Chris Mulherin
Bible reference(s): 
John 20:24-31
Date: 
Sun Jun 26th, 2016
Science and faith
Philosophy of science
science
Science God
knowledge

"When it comes to facts and explanations of facts, science is the only game in town"

Is this true? Are there any other games in town when it comes to working out what's true in the world?

In this episode, host Robert Martin speaks with Rev. Dr. Chris Mulherin (Executive officer of ISCAST (Christians in science) about science, Christianity and how we work out what is true in the world.

Are there limits to science and the scientific method? How do we gain reliable information about the world? Should we live by evidence? We also reflect on a Bible passage and think about one of Jesus' disciple's 'demand' for evidence.

Professor Richard Dawkins was invited to the recording, but he was unable to attend because of health reasons. Hear what Chris would say to Professor Dawkins, if ever had a private word. Can we live by science alone?

This episode of Bigger Questions was recorded under the show's previous title 'Logos Live, and is part of the Words to Live by series of March 2016.