Event Title

The Miracle of Mathematics

Location

Seminary Room N235

Start Date

15-2-2019 10:20 AM

End Date

15-2-2019 10:45 AM

Description

What is mathematics? Why should the Christian be interested in mathematics? In this presentation we’ll consider what Eugene Wigner referred to as the “miracle” of mathematics’ consistency and applicability to the natural sciences. This will lead us to consider the nature of mathematics and what our ability to do mathematics reveals about the nature of humanity. Also of interest will be Gödel’s incompleteness theorems that demonstrated the inexhaustibility of mathematics. We’ll show that the Christian has strong motivation to pursue and appreciate mathematical truth. Moreover, we’ll argue that the success of mathematics serves as a critique of naturalism and testifies to a beauty-loving, rational Creator of the universe that has made humanity in the Imago Dei.

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Feb 15th, 10:20 AM Feb 15th, 10:45 AM

The Miracle of Mathematics

Seminary Room N235

What is mathematics? Why should the Christian be interested in mathematics? In this presentation we’ll consider what Eugene Wigner referred to as the “miracle” of mathematics’ consistency and applicability to the natural sciences. This will lead us to consider the nature of mathematics and what our ability to do mathematics reveals about the nature of humanity. Also of interest will be Gödel’s incompleteness theorems that demonstrated the inexhaustibility of mathematics. We’ll show that the Christian has strong motivation to pursue and appreciate mathematical truth. Moreover, we’ll argue that the success of mathematics serves as a critique of naturalism and testifies to a beauty-loving, rational Creator of the universe that has made humanity in the Imago Dei.