Centro de Astrofisica de Valparaiso y Departamento de Fisica y Astronomia Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile
How Scientists View the Big Questions About the Universe.
The biggest questions about out universe and our place in it are religious questions. I show that, contrary to some popular misconceptions, there has always been and continues to be a strong interest in religious questions among scientists. In this talk I give examples of this interest and I discuss the results of surveys of the attitudes of scientists. I give an overview of the range of views held on what the Bible says about the creation of the universe, and I say a little of what modern astronomy is telling us about the origin of the universe.