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    The re‐discovery of contemplation through science.Tom McLeish - 2021 - Zygon 56 (3):758-776.
    Some of the early‐modern changes in the social framing of science, while often believed to be essential, are shown to be contingent. They contribute to the flawed public narrative around science today, and especially to the misconceptions around science and religion. Four are examined in detail, each of which contributes to the demise of the contemplative stance that science both requires and offers. They are: (1) a turn from an immersed subject to the pretense of a pure objectivity, (2) a (...)
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    Is There a Distinctive Quantum Theology?Wilson C. K. Poon & Tom C. B. McLeish - 2023 - Zygon 58 (1):265-284.
    Quantum mechanics (QM) is a favorite area of physics to feature in “science and religion” discussions. We argue that this is at least partly because the arcane results of QM can be deployed to make big theological claims by the linguistic sleight of hand of “register switching”—sliding imperceptibly from technical into everyday language using the same vocabulary. We clarify the discussion by deploying the formal mapping of QM into classical statistical mechanics (CSM) via the mathematical device of “Wick rotation.” This (...)
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    Emergence and topological order in classical and quantum systems.Tom McLeish, Mark Pexton & Tom Lancaster - 2019 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 66:155-169.
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    Evolution as an Unwrapping of the Gift of Freedom.Tom McLeish - 2020 - Scientia et Fides 8 (2):43-64.
    Extending the approach to a ‘theology of science’ developed in Faith and Wisdom in Science, I expand its theme of the tension between chaos and emergent order, within the arc of the Biblical story of creation, towards a theology of evolutionary science. In addition to the material in Job, the book of Wisdom provides a remarkable account of transmutation of species, within a recapitulation of the Exodus theme, that I juxtapose with a modern genotype-phenotype theory of evolutionary dynamics, exploiting analogies (...)
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    Faith and Wisdom in Science.Tom McLeish - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    Takes a fresh approach to the 'science and religion' debate, taking a scientist's reading of the enigmatic and beautiful Book of Job as a centrepiece, and asking what science might ultimately be for. Rather than conflicting with faith, science can be seen as a deeply religious activity.
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    Strong emergence and downward causation in biological physics.Tom C. B. Mcleish - 2017 - Philosophica 92 (2).
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  7. Latin editon and English translation of On the liberal arts.John Coleman, Jack Cunningham, Nader El-Bizri, Giles E. M. Gasper, Joshua S. Harvey, Margaret Healy-Varley, David M. Howard, Neil Timothy Lewis, Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Tom McLeish, Cecilia Panti, Nicola Polloni, Clive R. Siviour, Hannah E. Smithson, Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn, David Thomson, Rebekah C. White & Robert Grosseteste - 2019 - In John Coleman, Jack Cunningham, Nader El-Bizri, Giles E. M. Gasper, Joshua S. Harvey, Margaret Healy-Varley, David M. Howard, Neil Timothy Lewis, Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Tom McLeish, Cecilia Panti, Nicola Polloni, Clive R. Siviour, Hannah E. Smithson, Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn, David Thomson, Rebekah C. White & Robert Grosseteste (eds.), The scientific works of Robert Grosseteste. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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    The scientific works of Robert Grosseteste.John Coleman, Jack Cunningham, Nader El-Bizri, Giles E. M. Gasper, Joshua S. Harvey, Margaret Healy-Varley, David M. Howard, Neil Timothy Lewis, Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Tom McLeish, Cecilia Panti, Nicola Polloni, Clive R. Siviour, Hannah E. Smithson, Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn, David Thomson, Rebekah C. White & Robert Grosseteste (eds.) - 2019 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    Few figures of the Middle Ages command the attention of so many modern disciplines as Robert Grosseteste (c. 1170-1253). Theology, Philosophy, History, and Science are all areas which his life and thought continue to have significance and to inspire re-interpretation. Accompanied by a series of original commentaries, this new edition of Grosseteste's work, with English translation, draws together the perspectives of modern scientists and medieval specialists. Volume I of a six volume series, Knowing and Speaking presents two of the earliest (...)
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    Our Common Cosmos.Tom McLeish - 2019 - Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 6 (2):133.
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    Physics met biology, and the consequence was….Tom McLeish - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42 (2):190-192.
    We summarise the contributions to the discussion and the links between them. The complex relationship between the physical and biological sciences demonstrates three “axes of tension”: the role of simulation, the interplay between levels of explanation, and the generality of “laws”. We identify examples of true synergy between approaches that genuinely explore new research territory, and underscore the contemporary value of the type of discussions contained in this volume.
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    Physics met biology, and the consequence was….Tom McLeish - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42 (2):190-192.
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    Response to Boyle lecture 2021 panel and participant discussion.Tom McLeish - 2021 - Zygon 56 (3):786-803.
    The online panel discussion following the 2021 Boyle Lecture, “The Re‐discovery of Contemplation through Science” was very rich, both in terms of the topics raised by the panel members, and the extensive list of questions and suggestions posed by the online participants. Here, I record some initial thoughts in response, grouped under the following headings: Overall Rationale and Purpose, Contemplative Methodologies in Scientific Insight and Broader Practice, Science Culture and Politics, Psychological and Meditative Consequences, Natural Theology of Old and New (...)
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  13. Aristotle in On the liberal arts : an exploration of possibilities.Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn, Tom C. B. McLeish & Giles E. M. Gasper - 2019 - In John Coleman, Jack Cunningham, Nader El-Bizri, Giles E. M. Gasper, Joshua S. Harvey, Margaret Healy-Varley, David M. Howard, Neil Timothy Lewis, Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Tom McLeish, Cecilia Panti, Nicola Polloni, Clive R. Siviour, Hannah E. Smithson, Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn, David Thomson, Rebekah C. White & Robert Grosseteste (eds.), The scientific works of Robert Grosseteste. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
     
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    Magnifying Grains of Sand, Seeds, and Blades of Grass: Optical Effects in Robert Grosseteste’s De iride (On the Rainbow).Rebekah C. White, Giles E. M. Gasper, Tom C. B. McLeish, Brian K. Tanner, Joshua S. Harvey, Sigbjørn O. Sønnesyn, Laura K. Young & Hannah E. Smithson - 2021 - Isis 112 (1):93-107.