Experimental Methods or, Robert Hooke, Christianity, and Science


Have faith and science always been enemies? The story of Robert Hooke, a revolutionary working in the Scientific Revolution, exemplifies the ways in which Christianity has actually provoked scientific inquiry.

Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

Patricia Fara, director of studies and affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge’s Department of the History and Philosophy of Science.

Jim Bennett, Keeper Emeritus at the Science Museum, London and professor emeritus of the history of science, University of Oxford.

Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.

Stephen Barr, professor emeritus at the University of Delaware’s department of physics and astronomy.

This episode was produced by Rosalind Rei and Maria Devlin McNair.

Illuminations is supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

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