Has science replaced God as an explanation for life and the Universe? Or has the rise of New Atheism sold the evidence for God short?
John Lennox is professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford and a well-known Christian thinker and speaker. He is the author or books such as God’s Undertaker: Has science buried God? and Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are missing the target. He argues that science and our increasing knowledge of cosmology and biology has increasingly pointed towards the existence of a divine mind.
Michael Ruse is professor of philosophy of science at Florida State University. He has published books including Atheism: What Everyone Needs to Know and Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution. An atheist himself, he is nevertheless critical of the New Atheist movement represented by figures such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, believing that a better conversation between faith and science is possible.
The 4th episode of The Big Conversation series with Prof John Lennox and Prof Michael Ruse was recorded with a live audience at One Birdcage Walk in London on 18th July!