Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading Scientists / Edition 1

Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading Scientists / Edition 1

by Phillip Clayton, Mark Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415257670

ISBN-13: 9780415257671

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Addressing fundamental questions about life, death and the universe, Science and the Spiritual Questexamines the ways in which scientists negotiate the complex frontiers between their scientific and religious beliefs. Distinguished cosmologists, physicians, biologists and computer scientists of different faiths explore the connections between the domain of

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Addressing fundamental questions about life, death and the universe, Science and the Spiritual Questexamines the ways in which scientists negotiate the complex frontiers between their scientific and religious beliefs. Distinguished cosmologists, physicians, biologists and computer scientists of different faiths explore the connections between the domain of science and the realms of ethics, spirituality and the divine. Through essays and frank interviews, they offer honest, stimulating, and often intensely personal thoughts about life's most impenetrable mysteries. This unique volume presents radical new approaches to the religion/science debate and highlights the continued importance of the 'spiritual quest' in a world transformed by the developments of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415257671
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.58(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface: Kirk Wegter-McNelly
Introduction: W. Mark Richardson
1. Science, Spirituality and Religion: An Exploration of Bridges and Gaps: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
2. Must Not the Judge of All Earth Do Justice? God's Nature and the Existence of Genetic Diseases in Man: Kenneth S. Kendler
3. Theology for Nerds: Kevin Kelly
4. Science and Religion: Separate Closets in the Same House: Allan Sandage
5. Does Science Offer Evidence of a Purpose and a Transcendent Reality?: Cyril Domb
6. What Price Reductionism?: Martinez J. Hewlett
7. Scientific Reductionism: Adversary or Ally?: Robert B. Griffiths
8. Computer Science, the Informational and Jewish Mysticism: Mitchell P. Marcus
9. The Islamic Worldview and Modern Cosmology: Bruno Guiderdoni
10. Darwinism and Atheism: A Marriage Made in Heaven?: Michael Ruse
11. A Historical Reality that Includes Big Bang, Free Will and Elementary Particles: Geoffrey F. Chew
12. The Horrors of Humanity and the Computation of the Self: Michael A. Arbib
13. The Universe, Life and Consciousness: Andrei Linde
14. God, Approximately: Brian Cantwell Smith
15. The Challenges and Possibilities For Western Monotheism: Arthur Peacocke
16. One Quest, One Knowledge: George Sudarshan
Some Concluding Reflections: Philip Clayton

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