Friday, September 12, 2008

Blackburn vs Polkinghorne

In my post about the LHC, I mentioned John Polkinghorne (that's the Reverend Professor Sir John Polkingorne to you). He taught me quantum mechanics a long time ago, and he was a terrific lecturer and expositor. Since then, he's become perhaps a more famous theologian than scientist, and keeps writing books trying to square his distinctly conservative theology with science. They are philosophically pretty awful. For a fun read, try my colleague Simon Blackburn lambasting a couple of Polkinghorne's books.

1 comment:

Ocham said...

Aha, I recognise that name. I mention Polkinghorne in my articles on the epistemic theory of miracles in Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemic_theory_of_miracles

Does the section about him get his views right?