Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?
Ian Hutchinson, a nuclear engineering prof at MIT, thinks the answer is clear.
by Mark Moring
Ian Hutchinson, a professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, is an expert in plasma physics. So of course we wanted to ask him, “Plasma physics? What’s that?”
But we also wanted to talk to Hutchinson because he’s one of a growing number of scientists who have no trouble reconciling science and faith. Hutchinson has been holding forums with students for about 30 years about that relationship, and he recently compiled their most popular questions into a book, Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles? (IVP Books).
So we talked to him about the book. But first, about those plasma physics…