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The above link may be inaccessible without agreeing to continuing e-mails, so here is the info from Wikipedia. The news in the link above concerns the death and obituary of the famous English professor and physicist John Polkinghorne, who died March 9th at the age of 90. He was a theoretical physicist and a priest like the founder of the Big Bang theory, Georges Lemaître. He was an Anglican Priest (Church of England) instead of a Roman Catholic priest like Lemaître. Lemaître's specialty was the Physics of cosmology.  Lemaître believed in the separation of science and religion, while asserting that they were compatible. Polkinghorne's specialty was Quantum Mechanics, and quantum physics, but as a Quantum Physicist and theologian he wrote many books explaining how modern physics and religion could be integrated together without contradiction.

 

From Wikipedia:

Dr. John Charlton Polkinghorne KBE FRS (16 October 1930 – 9 March 2021) was an English theoretical physicist, theologian, and Anglican priest. He was a leading voice explaining the relationship between science and religion. He wrote the books 'Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship', and the book Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion, explaining the relationship between quantum physics and religion, along with many other books relating his science with religion. He was a Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979, when he resigned his chair to study for the priesthood, becoming an ordained Anglican priest in 1982. He served as the president of Queens' College, Cambridge, from 1988 until 1996. He was knighted twice, first in 1997 and again in 2002 for his contributions concerning how quantum physics relates to religion. He also received the £ 1-million pound Templeton Prize for his contributions to "affirming life's spiritual dimension."

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Polkinghorne

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