Is Science Scientific? Affinities between Theologians and Scientists as Interpreters in the Search for Truth

Beverly J. Stratton

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1993

Issue: Faith, Science, Technology (Vol. 13, No 3, Summer, 1993)

If misunderstandings about the nature of science exist, as I contend they do, there is still much work to be done in bridging C. P. Snow’s two cultures. Using some of the history of mathematics and science, I hope to build one bridge by making science less intimidating. Specifically, my goals are, first, to show that science is not “scientific” in the way described above; second, to explain why science is interpretation; and finally, to suggest affinities between scientists and theologians. If along the way you learn a little history of mathematics or overcome some fear or dislike of math, of course, as a mathematician, I would be delighted.

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