More than Machines

Physics & Free Will

“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?” So asked the psalmist three thousand years ago. The question is still with us and as urgent as ever: What are we? The scriptural answer is that we are made in the image of God, but that answer is not as plausible to many people today as it once was. Reductive theories abound that claim human beings are nothing more than the product of...

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About the Author

Stephen M. Barr is professor of physics at the University of Delaware and author of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith (University of Notre Dame Press).