Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A great scientist and Christian

Physics Today has an obituary for Conyers Herring, one of the founders of theoretical solid state physics [my research field]. The last paragraph is interesting:

Conyers had many outside interests. Having a deep, nonjudgmental faith in Jesus Christ, he was a lecturer, with nine others, of a science-and-religion series at Stanford in 1985. He thought that theology underlies science because “science is ultimately based on leaps of intuition and aesthetic perceptions.”

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