Tim Middleton is in the final year of his PhD on earthquakes at the University of Oxford. He was the student representative on the Christians in Science committee for three years and is an Associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. We asked him why he thinks the God and the Big Bang project is so important:
“Historians are almost unanimous that the conflict model for the relationship between science and religion misses the mark, and yet many people still assume that the two are at war. What is more, there is often a worryingly gaping divide between the sciences and the humanities as a whole—a gap that is only made worse by the way in which school curriculums are divided up into subjects.
God and the Big Bang is doing fantastic work at giving school students the opportunity to think about ‘big questions’ from all angles—and I’ve loved being a part of it. The most important thing is not offering prescribed answers, but encouraging students to develop their own curiosity about life’s most important concerns.”