Seeking Truth in Science and Faith Series Tackles Role of Creator in Chaotic Universe

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SCIENCE/FAITH News:

The upcoming Seeking Truth in Science and Faith talk and discussion will focus on the role of chance in creation and what this means about the nature of the Creator in time.

The discussion and talk are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at United Church’s Craig Hall, 2525 Canyon Road. More than 40 people from pastors to mathematicians will participate. The presenter is Chick Keller.

Dinner is at 6 p.m., the presentation 6:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m., the discussion begins.

While early philosophers and theologians gave the Creator the character of omniscience, i.e. complete knowledge of creation, past present and future, this has posed many serious problems—such as the possibility of predestination, evil in the world, personal interactions with His creation.  

Modern science, with its discovery of quantum physics and chaos theory, is calling this idea into question.  Instead of a fixed future and a Creator ‘outside of time’, our recent discoveries are positing a more open creation of indeterminate future contingent on small variations that can’t be predicted.  This presentation will trace some of the thinking on this and present questions to be considered on making the nature of the Creator more consistent with His creation.

If you have questions about science and faith, this discussion series may answer some of them. The series is directed toward young adults, but is open to everyone. For more information, call Laura McClellan at 505.412.9427 or the United Church office at 505.662.2971, or check out the FaceBook group “Seeking Truth in Science and Faith in Los Alamos.

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