Chapter

The New Picture

Alvin Plantinga

in Where the Conflict Really Lies

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199812097
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199928590 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812097.003.0004
The New Picture

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter argues that quantum mechanics (QM) does not prohibit divine providential action and answers to prayer. Many philosophers, theologians, and scientists—thinkers who are wholly aware of the QM revolution—still find a problem with miracles and special divine action generally. It is shown that given contemporary quantum physics, there is no sensible way to say what intervention is, let alone find something in science with which it is incompatible. The chapter concludes by addressing some other allegations of conflict between science and religion.

Keywords: quantum mechanics; division special action; quantum physics; divine intervention; miracles

Chapter.  11857 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.