Despite no formal education in science, Phil Mason’s approach to the physical world is that “there is no conflict between true science and theology”. He delves deeply into quantum physics, new age metaphysics and a soundly Christian Biblical theology to develop a harmonised understanding of the manner in which God uses the quantum realm to intervene in our material reality, demonstrating His glory.
Some of the great questions of standard and quantum physics raise significant metaphysical issues, readily apparent to scientists who are Christians.
God’s omnipotence does not encompass the ability to actualise logically contradictory states of affairs – wave particle duality.
This paper examines the possibility that the material universe requires an observer at a quantum level to generate its particles rather than waves.
Tipler left me feeling a little sad and underwhelmed. Tipler has a very high view of the science of physics, and his ultimate hope appears that Christianity would become a “branch of physics”.