I’m swallowing hard in posting this since the conversation includes Paul Davies, whom I have suggested should be kept as far away from theological discussion as possible. But, he’s balanced by John Lennox, who should know something about Christianity since the mathematician is a Christian. Here’s the link to listen, as well as a short abstract:
A popular science author, Davies is also the Chair of the SETI post detection task force. His latest book The Eerie Silence which marks SETIs 50th anniversary examines the likelihood of the universe producing life elsewhere. John Lennox is a Christian Mathematician and philosopher. He is the author of Gods Undertaker: has science buried God? and has debated Richard Dawkins on several occasions. Davies work on the fine tuning of the universe for life has been sympathetic to theism. In this programme Lennox challenges Davies to look to design not just in cosmology but in the cell. They also chat about what the discovery of ET would mean for Christian theology.
I’ve been listening to Unbelievable regularly since you blogged about the episode featuring the debate between Bart Ehrman and Peter Williams a year or so ago. Listening to this episode, I kept thinking “Mike would have been a great ‘third guest’ on this one…”
I found it a bit frustrating, though, as they really only touched on the intersection of Christianity and the possibility of ET life briefly at the end of the program.
But it’s worth the listen nonetheless.