On Being a Religious Scientist: The Case of A.S. Eddington

Monday, 17 February 2014
Columbus AB (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Matthew Stanley , New York University, New York, NY
A.S. Eddington (1882-1944) was a pioneer of modern astrophysics. He was also a devout Quaker, and believed strongly that those two sides of his life were compatible and mutually helpful. He argued that there was an outlook on the world that was shared between religion and science. In particular, he said that this framework, which the Quakers called “seeking,” was critical for the innovation and growth of science.