160-162: Dr. David Bailey on Science and the LDS Church, and How Science Has Strengthened his Faith in God and the Church
June 17, 2010
Some say that science and religion are at odds. Dr. David Bailey would disagree. Dr. Bailey is a graduate of Stanford University with a Ph.D. in mathematics. He currently works as the Chief Technologist for the Computational Research Department at the prestigious Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has published three books on computational and experimental mathematics, and has published 136 scientific, peer reviewed journal articles to date. He is a strong believer in the theory of Organic Evolution…
…and he is also an active, believing member of the LDS Church. Dr. Bailey is also the founder of the “Science Meets Religion” web site, which seeks to bridge the gap between science and religion.
In this three-part series, we discuss:
Part 1: A Brief History of the LDS Church and Science, including the B.H. Roberts/Joseph Fielding Smith and Bruce R. McConkie controversies regarding evolution in the 20th century.
Part 2: The state of science in the LDS Church today.
Part 3: How science has actually strengthened his faith in the God and the LDS Church.