Now, if I only had a punch line. The truth however is more fascinating, if not funnier, according to the world renowned physicist Dr. Gerald Schroeder, whose episode is posted below.
Dr. Schroeder theorizes that the recent discoveries of quantum physics may have brought religion and science closer together rather than farther apart.
The age-old theological view of the universe is that all existence is the manifestation of a transcendent wisdom, with a universal consciousness being its manifestation. If I substitute the word information for wisdom, theology begins to sound like quantum physics.
– Dr. Gerald Schroeder –
For most of recorded history theology and science were bound closely together. The Roman Catholic Church was the original patron of science building universities to fund research, while many of the clergy themselves were active scientists. In fact, to this day the Vatican has its own observatory.
The first big rift came around the time of Galileo, but the Vatican Council by 1870 declared that: “Faith and reason are of mutual help to each other.”
Faith and reason coming together is the thrust of Professor Schroeder’s work. Posted below is the entire episode of our conversation about this topic.
When it first aired on Between the Lines it generated some of the most dynamic responses from viewers and I am sure you too will be moved by Dr. Schroeder’s insights and wisdom. Give it a CLICK and share with your friends and family.
Plus, airing on most of our PBS stations this week, is my conversation with singer, actor and director James Darren.
Enjoy both shows,
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