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Arthur Peacocke was a biochemist who, after pioneering early research into the physical chemistry of DNA, received a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of Birmingham and was ordained in the Church of England as a priest-scientist.

In 1973, he became Dean of Clare College, Cambridge, where he pursued his interdisciplinary vocation. He also founded the Society of Ordained Scientists to advance the development of the field of science and religion.

Science encourages us to go on asking “Why?” both in the ancient and perennial form of “Why is there anything at all?,” which has evoked the postulate of an Ultimate Creative Reality that is the Source of all being and becoming