Humility in Understanding: Tim O'Connor
This is a short excerpt from philosopher Tim O'Connor's plenary talk at the BioLogos Conference in March 2019 regarding humble dialogue.
This is a short excerpt from philosopher Tim O’Connor’s plenary talk at the BioLogos Conference in March 2019.
Common to Anselm’s Christian charter “faith seeking understanding,” and the best forms of scientific quests, is intellectual humility coupled to a deep desire for new knowledge and understanding. And you can be ready to learn something new only if you recognize that there are things you don’t know. Don’t you think there are things we don’t fully understand yet about the infinite God who made us and his ways of doing things? Being humble about the limits of our own understanding, love compels us to be bold in pointing out the ways that scientistic narratives harm.