Last of Five Days of Genius in Rethinking Purpose of Science

Here is a shared Blog from my wonderful and scholarly host in the Vancouver area Universities and Colleges, Gordon Carkner. He identified the Faith and Wisdom in Science story as one that the community in British Columbia might be interested in engaging with, and invited me, organising the entire complex week of lecturer, seminars, academic visits and discussions. I am still reeling from the experience of meeting so many lovely and deeply thoughtful people. This is what he writes towards the end of the week.

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Tom McLeish is an original and creative thinker, a broadly informed intellect and a super nice and approachable guy. A deeply curious person, he is offering a game-changing perspective on contemporary debates of science and religion, science and the humanities. He restores our sense of awe and wonder at our place in the cosmos and also our responsibility for it. Professor McLeish represents science while drawing on insights from a wide variety of disciplines (history, medieval studies, poetics, sociology, art, a variety of sciences) to weave his tapestry and to give us fresh eyes of delight. He has spoken at SFU, downtown Vancouver, Regent College and UBC GFCF, Trinity Western University, plus a lunchtime discussion on Chaos and Creativity. His lectures just keep getting better and richer each time, and the question engagement extends the insights and delicately increases the nuance. His book Faith and Wisdom in Science is a…

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