FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The CSCA presents a lecture by Dr. Stephen Snobelen, Associate Professor of the History of Science and Technology Programme at University of King’s College, Halifax. “Cosmos and Apocalypse: Prophetic Themes in Isaac Newton’s Astronomical Physics” Popular conceptions notwithstanding, Isaac Newton believed in neither a static cosmos nor a clockwork universe. Newton’s cosmos was governed by ‘entropic’ forces that led to increasing irregularities and decline. These forces necessitated periodic reformations of the planetary and cometary systems through divine intervention, which set the universe back on course. Thus, in a certain sense Newton’s physics is not time-symmetric but conforms …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The Institute for Christian Apologetics and the CSCA present a lecture by Dr. Stephen Snobelen, Associate Professor of the History of Science and Technology Programme at University of King’s College, Halifax. “Science, Religion and the New Atheism” From Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion (2006) to Jerry Coyne’s Faith vs. Fact (2015), the “New Atheists” have both championed a secular view of science and have critiqued, challenged and mocked religion. Yet when their arguments are subjected to the same kind of withering critique they apply to religion, many of them are shown to be a good deal less …