“The Immanence of God” Subject of Lecture Feb. 26

Posted on February 21, 2017

On Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 p.m., David Oliver will present the second in his 5-part series on God Evolving entitled “Magic without Magic:  Science and the Immanence of God.”

According to Oliver, the universe has within itself the power to create. This is one of the most difficult scientific discoveries to comprehend. Most people largely believe that a God standing outside made and sustains the universe. Astonishingly rich chemistry from elementary particles to supramolecules shows that the power to be and move is in the energy and information fields of matter itself, not an outside agent.

Oliver further proposes that “The vision of ‘mere matter’ in the form of motor proteins and other microscopic chemical actors—which are not technically  alive— going about their work in the biological cell amazes and sends shivers up the spine. New creation streams into being through the unpredictable dynamics of quantum motion. There random events emerge to be refined by natural selection into the physical and living world. And so it is with every interaction of matter from the supernova of a star to the symphony of insect song in the evening. This is real magic, not sleight-of-mind. Evolution is divine action.”

The Reynolds Homestead invites those interested in inquiry and discussion to attend this free lecture. All opinions presented by Oliver are his own and do not reflect those of the staff of the Reynolds Homestead. Refreshments are served.

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