Sunday, January 23, 2011
Hear four distinguished thinkers -- Benjamin Carson, Francis Collins, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett -- in a provocative discussion of "Science and Faith," recorded in Beverly Hills, California in 2006. The discussion was moderated by journalist Kathleen Matthews.
Dr Benjamin Carson is a world famous pedriatic neurosurgeon who has performed revolutionary brain surgeries and is a Seventh-day Adventist christian. In 1987 he became the first surgeon to successfully separated Binder siamese twins joined at the head. At age 32, Benjamin Carson became Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore
Dr Francis Collins has among other achievement developed techniques to map genes that cause diseases such as cystic fibriosis. He is now Director of National Center for Human Genome Research, one of the largest undertakings in the history of science. This center has managed to chart the entire human genome. He is a scientist and a believer, and finds no conflict between those world views. He says, ' As a believer, I see DNA, the information molecule of all living things, as God's language, and the elegance and complexity of our own bodies and the rest of nature as a reflection of God's plan.
Dr Daniel Dennett has confronted the philosophical problem of individual awareness, synthesizing advanced research in neurology, psychology, linguistics, computer science and artificial intelligence. He is a evolutionist
Dr Richard Dawkins is now world famous as a foremost scientist in defense of the theory of evolution. He is a British scientist and author of the book The God Delusion