Question by : Is there a bridge being built between atheism and new form of theism?
Sir Roger Penrose (mathematical physicist and Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College.,1988 Wolf Prize for physics) and Stuart Hameroff (anesthesiologist and professor at the University of Arizona known for his scientific studies of consciousness, and his theories of the mechanisms of consciousness) have been working together on a theory in which they claim consciousness is the result of quantum gravity effects in microtubules.
Penrose is a self-proclaimed “atheist”, while Hameroff believes that there is a proto-consciousness that pervades the universe and that our consciousness emerges from this.
please pardon the use of “new”
Answer by Sarah
There really isn’t a ‘new form’ of theism — the ‘proto-consciousness’ idea has been around for a while.
And I’m not sure that this is a “bridge”, but rather an individual shared scientific journey. Atheists and theists are not always at odds, not even when it involves much heavier religions like Christianity (and in fact, a great number of scientists ARE Christian, since many forms of the religion actually allow of scientific thought).
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