Dr. John Byl

Dr. John Byl, B.Sc., Ph.D., is a professor at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, where he began in 1978, took over as chair of the department of Mathematical Sciences in 1980 and received his full professorship in 1985. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the same in 1973. He also serves on Reformation International College Educational and Doctoral committees. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow from 1973 to 1975 and as lecturer from 1975 to 1977 at the University of British Columbia, Department of Geophysics & Astronomy in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, and was also a visiting professor at Dordt College, Iowa, in the Physics Department from 1977 to 1979. In 1999, he was awarded the Templeton Award for Science/Religion Course for his course Math 480: Foundations in the Mathematical Sciences: Theological and Philosophical Issues. Dr. Byl's research interests are in astronomy (celestial mechanics, cosmology), physics (special relativity), computing (cellular automata), mathematics (infinite tasks), and interaction between science and religion. In recent years the focus of his research has shifted to philosophical and theological issues related to the foundations of mathematics, physics and cosmology. Born in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1949, Dr. Byl is now a Canadian citizen. He is married and has six children.

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Free Will and Responsibility

By: Dr. John Byl

Volume 9, Number 22 (May 27, 2007, to June 2, 2007)

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