Physics/Christianity Seminar

Wednesday 3/16/2005, 4:30 pm
Willet Science Center 101


Paul A. Lewis
Department of Christianity
Mercer University


Prospects for Natural Law
in a Chaotic Universe


Despite criticism from many quarters, natural law is a concept that refuses to die.  In its most general form, natural law makes two claims: there is an objective standard for morality that is built into "the way things are" and that human beings are capable of knowing and acting on that order.  The purpose of this paper is to explore how those convictions fare in a universe construed through the lens of chaos theory.  I will argue that chaos theory holds ambiguous promise for natural law in that it denies some claims and corroborates others.


Please join us for light refreshments
at 4:15pm outside WSC 109.