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GOD AND THE NATURAL SCIENCES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectHistory
Number & Suffix: 106
Full UC Title: GOD AND THE NATURAL SCIENCES 
Transcript Title: GOD&NATURL SCIENCES 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This is a course in the complex relationship between religion, theology, and the natural sciences. Students explore the history of this relationship through an analysis of early scientists, like Kepler and Newton, whose science was guided by theological concerns. This course also examines the radical changes that occurred post-Darwin: some scientists believe science and religion were necessarily antagonistic, to others they belong to different realms, and to yet others there is a mutually illuminating consonance between the two. The course examines this change, the reasoning (good and bad) behind it and its residues, including some modern debates: "Anthropic Principle," multiple universes, and such scientific/philosophical issues as "Why are the laws of nature what they are?" Finally, students study the relationship between the "personal God" of religious experience and the "philosophers' God" posited to explain facts about the natural world. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: GOD AND THE NATURAL SCIENCES 
Partner University Department: History and Philosophy of Science 
Partner University Course Number: HPSC20020