Introduction: Science, Magic and the Inexplicable (02:11)
Present David Malone introduces the panel of philosophers and physicists. They will discuss topics on science's inexplicably and its relation to magic.
The Pitch: John Milbank (04:09)
Philosopher Milbank says throughout history there has been a triangle of science, magic, and religion. He says religion is commonly equally opposed to science and magic.
The Pitch: Chiara Marletto (03:21)
Physicist Marletto says the methods behind science and magic differentiate the two. She explains how there is room for criticism in science that is not in magic.
The Pitch: George Ellis (04:13)
Cosmologist Ellis talks about the negative connotations of magic and the dangers magic rituals in places, such as rural South Africa. He talks about the idea that science is a form of magic that works.
Theme One: How Are They Alike? (15:33)
The panel discusses how giving a scientific theory a name that explains it is like a magical incantation. Marletto says scientific theories are hard to create and prove, unlike incantations. They talk about the connection between mechanics and mindfulness.
Theme Two: Does Science Need Magic? (10:29)
The panel discusses if science is the best guard against magic. Milbank says science sometimes moves out of its borders into metaphysics, philosophy, and theology.
Theme Three: Might There Be More Than Science? (07:17)
Ellis says there is more to science than mechanism because something must tell it how to operate. They talk about how concepts on a higher level cause a mechanism on a lower one.
Credits: Science, Magic and the Inexplicable (00:21)
Credits: Science, Magic and the Inexplicable
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