Reflections on Mind and Matter: Should we mind & does it matter?

Cells, stained to show the inner skeleton (green)
Cells, stained to show the inner skeleton (green). Example image from the ImageJ-Programmpaket (public domain)

This month’s guest post is from Rhoda Hawkins, a theoretical physicist from the University of Sheffield. Rhoda recently spoke on ‘Should we mind, and does it matter?’ at the Christians in Science student conference. Here, she asks how much Christians should be involved in discussing questions of science and faith.

Why should we engage our minds in science and religion issues? Why should we engage with the big questions of mind and matter? Firstly Christians who are scientists are whole, integrated people – body, mind and spirit – so to be true to ourselves and to God we should hold together the different aspects of who we are. Continue reading