Framlingham: Sir Colin Humphreys visits FramSoc to lead theological debate
10:30 14 February 2014
A professor of science with an interest in the Bible has visited a Suffolk community group to discuss whether intelligent people could still believe in miracles.
FramSoc, a public society associated with Framlingham College, welcomed Sir Colin Humphreys to lead the debate at its latest meeting. “It was a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable evening, generating many questions at the end for Sir Colin,” said a spokesman for the event.
“It has also sparked a lot of discussion within the college since.”
Sir Colin, a professor of materials science at the University of Cambridge, cited several examples of miracles from the Bible including the Israelites crossing the River Jordan and Moses obtaining water from a rock.
He argued these events “do not break natural laws” and therefore concluded it was possible for scientists to believe in miracles without compromising their science.