Skeptics and True Believers: The Exhilarating Connection Between Science and Religion

Skeptics and True Believers: The Exhilarating Connection Between Science and Religion

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by Chet Raymo
     
 

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Years ago, noted science writer Chet Raymo embarked upon his own quest to reconcile the miracle stories he learned as a child with the science he learned as an adult. Skeptics and True Believers is the culmination of that search—a passionate, ever-inquisitive statement that science and religion can mutually reinforce the way we experience the

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Years ago, noted science writer Chet Raymo embarked upon his own quest to reconcile the miracle stories he learned as a child with the science he learned as an adult. Skeptics and True Believers is the culmination of that search—a passionate, ever-inquisitive statement that science and religion can mutually reinforce the way we experience the world.

Acknowledging that the scientific and the spiritual communities are increasingly split, Raymo builds strong bridges between them. He illustrates his argument with compelling evidence that religion should embrace the reliable knowledge of the world that science provides, while at the same time science should respect and nourish humankind's need for spiritual sustenance.

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"Lucid and compelling." —Winnipeg Free Press

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"Engaging, entertaining, and illuminating, filled with intelligence, humor, and a refreshing humility."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385257640
Publisher:
Doubleday Canada Limited
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.97(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.74(d)

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Stephen Jay Gould
These confessions of a wise religious humanist who also loves, practices, understands, and lives by the ideals and findings of science show us how to heal the false and uncecessary rifts in our intellectual cultures, and to bridge the gap between knowledge and morality.

Meet the Author

Chet Raymo is a professor of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, and is a popular science columnist for The Boston Globe. He is the author of The Dork of Cork and eight books on science, including 365 Starry Nights and The Soul of the Night.

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