Science, Religion, and the End of the World

Science, Religion, and the End of the World -

Sacramento, California - January 14, 2010.

From 1997 to 2000, a group of theologians and scientists explored the question of what science and theology, both separately and together, say about the end of the world and the universe. Their conclusions are interesting, and the degree of agreement is somewhat surprising.
Science and theology first agree that it is considerably easier for both to speak of the beginning than of the end. The reason for this is that “beyond as before” doesn’t bother us in the same way as “beyond that is the end.” Although attention is given to beginnings, not much effort is exerted to discover what is before “the beginning.” In contrast, the end, or the ... (more)



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