Radio 4 Lent Talk

In a Lenten talk first given on Radio 4 on 14th March 2012 at 8.45pm, John Lennox explores how science enhances the encounter with God. A wonderfully concise talk with much to reflect on.

Contemporary science is a wonderfully collaborative activity. It knows no barriers of geography, race or creed. At its best it enables us to wrestle with the problems that beset humanity and we rightly celebrate when an advance is made that brings relief to millions. I have spent my life as pure mathematician and I often reflect on what physics Nobel Prizewinner Eugene Wigner called ‘the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics’. How is it that equations created in the head of a mathematician can relate to the universe outside that head? This question prompted Albert Einstein to say: ‘The only incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.’ The very fact that we believe that science can be done is a thing to be wondered at. [Read the rest of the talk on the website]

© 2012 John C. Lennox