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From the February 9, 2004 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Scientists and theologians debate old questions in new terms "'SUBJECTS like the origin of the universe, the origin of life, the nature of time,and the nature of consciousness are now firmly on the scientific agenda,' says Paul Davies, a proffesor of natural philosophy in the Australian Center for Astrobiology at Mac-quarie University in Sydney. 'This means scientists are revisiting the age-old big questions of existence—but in doing so,they are deploying new concepts.