I am a theist and spend a lot of my time thinking and reading about scientific issues. I am desperate to know the answers.

And as for religion closing more minds than it opens - well, closed minded people are found all over, and religion has more than its fair share - can't deny it. But UK organisation 'Christians in Science' boasts more that 1500 members, and these are people working in real science - not creationists or ignorant evolution bashers.

And you must remember that the discipline of science grew up in monotheistic cultures only, where there was a belief that because of God, the universe must be ordered and therefore examinable.


'In the beginning were created only germs or causes of the forms of life which were afterwards to be developed in gradual course' - St. Augustine 400 AD.