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Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles? (Audio)

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Are miracles incompatible with science?

“Science and God are compatible as long as the latter is content to stand on the sidelines once the universe has begun,” says Alan Lightman in Salon Magazine. That certainly doesn’t sound like the God of the Bible. The Christian God is active in the world, and Christianity is inextricably committed to belief in miracles like the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection. How can you believe in the supernatural when you’re told that science explains everything?

MIT’s Ian Hutchinson, who is both a scientist and a Christian, takes on the question, diving into the scientific method, how science describes the universe, and the nature of miracles. Can A Scientist Believe in Miracles? takes both science and faith seriously - and might make you rethink how compatible they really are.

Hutchinson is a plasma physicist and Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT. In addition to authoring 200 research articles and a textbook about plasma physics, Hutchinson has written and spoken widely on the relationship between science and Christianity. His most recent book is Monopolizing Knowledge.

Runtime: Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes

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