Event Title

The Limits of Knowledge: Part 2

Presenter Information

Carl Helrich, Goshen College

Location

Seminary Room S120

Start Date

15-2-2019 10:50 AM

End Date

15-2-2019 11:15 AM

Description

In my previous address in July of 2018 we considered the limits of scientific knowledge ending with reference to the ideas of the physicist and Episcopal Priest William G. Pollard. Now we shall consider in detail the limits of knowledge imposed on us by the advances in physics during the latter half of the Twentieth Century. Specifically we shall, in broad brush strokes, consider what the quantum theory teaches us in regard to our mental pictures of matter. We shall then once more turn to the ideas of Pollard and of Martin Buber in an attempt to reconcile scientific and biblical truths. Our conclusion will lead us to confront human thought and the human spirit.

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Feb 15th, 10:50 AM Feb 15th, 11:15 AM

The Limits of Knowledge: Part 2

Seminary Room S120

In my previous address in July of 2018 we considered the limits of scientific knowledge ending with reference to the ideas of the physicist and Episcopal Priest William G. Pollard. Now we shall consider in detail the limits of knowledge imposed on us by the advances in physics during the latter half of the Twentieth Century. Specifically we shall, in broad brush strokes, consider what the quantum theory teaches us in regard to our mental pictures of matter. We shall then once more turn to the ideas of Pollard and of Martin Buber in an attempt to reconcile scientific and biblical truths. Our conclusion will lead us to confront human thought and the human spirit.