Arnold Sikkema: Quantum Physics & Christianity

Date(s) - November 22, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Trinity Western University (Northwest Auditorium)

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Trinity Western University’s NATS 487 class and the CSCA present a lecture by CSCA President Arnold Sikkema as part of our National Lecture Tour. ( )

“Quantum Physics and Christianity”

ABSTRACT: About 100 years ago, physics left behind a Newtonian mechanical universe picture to investigate a cosmos of uncertainty, probability, indeterminism, subjectivity, and holism. This talk will explore resonances with and challenges to Christian theological and philosophical perspectives presented by quantum physics, closing with thoughts on human, divine, and biological agency.

SPEAKER: Arnold Sikkema, professor of physics at Trinity Western University, is president of the Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation. He is also Fellow in Physics at St. George’s Centre for Biblical and Public Theology, based in Burlington, Ontario. After his B.Sc. in physics & mathematics from the University of Waterloo, a Ph.D. in superconductivity and magnetism from the University of British Columbia, and post-doctoral research at the University of Florida, he is in his twentieth year in the world of Christian higher education. His main research interests are in science & Christian faith, particularly exploring biophysics from a Reformational philosophical perspective.

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