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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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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

Boston Globe
"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

For nearly forty years, Chet Raymo has been exploring the relationship between science, nature, and the humanities as a professor, writer, illustrator and naturalist. In The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe, he uses the one-mile path he has walked to work for the past four decades as a means of discovering the extraordinary in everyday life.

A professor emeritus of astronomy and physics at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts, Raymo is the noted author of more than eight books on science, including the highly-praised An Intimate Look at the Night Sky, 365 Starry Nights, The Soul of the Night, Honey from Stone, and Skeptics and True Believers. In 1998, he won a prestigious Lannan Literary Award for the body of his non-fiction work. Raymo is also the author of two novels, In the Falcon's Claw (1990) and The Dork of Cork (1993), which has been sold in twelve languages.

Since 1985, he has written "Science Musings" for the Boston Globe , a weekly science and nature column reflecting upon the human side of science. He is also a frequent contributor to popular science and nature publications.

Chet Raymo and his wife Maureen live in North Easton, Massachusetts.

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