Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The end of it all

Here are the current slides for a talk, "Comparison of Biblical and scientific eschatology" that I am giving tomorrow at a conference on the Church and the Academy.

Here is a choice quote from 1979 by a famous theoretical physicist, Freeman Dyson.
“I hope with these lectures to hasten the arrival of the day when eschatology, the study of the end of the universe, will be a respectable scientific discipline and not merely a branch of theology.”
Freeman Dyson, “Time without end: Physics and biology in an open universe”
Reviews of Modern Physics 51, 447–460 (1979)
[I should mention that I don't like Dyson's article, but that is another story...].

1 comment:

  1. As a simple "Bible guy", I have wondered over the years why we got so much on [Genesis + Big Bang], but nothing (?) on [Revelation + Big Crunch] ... but I see that's now all going to change! Sort of. :)

    Looks like a worthwhile conference.