Prof. Carolyn King
Bio: Carolyn (known to friends as Kim) was born in England, and studied at Liverpool University and at Oxford, from where she moved to New Zealand in 1971 to join DSIR Ecology Division as a scientist specialising on introduced carnivores, especially stoats. Since 1995 she has been teaching zoology at Waikato University, where she is now a Professor. In 1999 Kim took a second PhD in religious studies, specialising in the interface between evolutionary biology and contemporary theology, resulting in a 2002 book Habitat of Grace. She has always enjoyed exploring the fascinating dialogue between science and serious, intelligent faith, and has run workshops and contributed many talks on this topic to the general public. She lives in a country house outside Hamilton.
Science and theology have much more in common than most people realise.
The scientific distinction between material and immaterial realities confirms what Christians have always known about the difference between material and spiritual realities.
Science and faith are both models of invisible realities: Both are equally real, but they require different levels of explanation, which we can explore during this talk.