Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir D. Aczel, Grover Gardner
Based on interviews with eleven Nobel Prize winners and many other prominent physicists, biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists, as well as leading theologians and spiritual leaders, Why Science Does Not Disprove God is a "well-informed and readable" (Wall Street Journal) analysis of the religious implications of our ever-increasing/b>/b>
Based on interviews with eleven Nobel Prize winners and many other prominent physicists, biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists, as well as leading theologians and spiritual leaders, Why Science Does Not Disprove God is a "well-informed and readable" (Wall Street Journal) analysis of the religious implications of our ever-increasing understanding of life and the universe. The renowned science writer Amir Aczel ("One of our best science popularizers"—Publishers Weekly) masterfully refutes the overreaching claims of the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.
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Meet the Author
Amir Aczel earned his PhD in mathematics from UC
Berkeley and is the author of the acclaimed Fermat’s Last Theorum, which was published in twenty-two languages. In 2012 he was awarded a Sloan
Foundation grant; in 2004 he was awarded the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation Fellowship. From 2005 to 2007, Aczel was a visiting scholar at Harvard. He is currently a research fellow in the history of science at
Boston University. He also writes for Discover magazine online, regularly publishes in Scientific American, and has written science pieces for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He also is often interviewed about science on radio and television, including recent appearances on NPR’s Talk of the Nation’s Science Friday. He lives in Boston.
Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over seven hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than twenty Earphones Awards.
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I picked up this book from the library because I am intrigued with the interplay of faith and science. I believed that this would be a book that would demonstrate God's existence through creation. What I got was something different. Amir Aczel doesn't seek to prove that there is a God in this book. He seeks to prove that science cannot prove that there isn't. As evidence, Aczel goes through human history to show two things: 1. Atheists such as Richard Dawkins are wrong 2.Science, by its very nature, cannot prove or disprove that God exists It was a very interesting cultural and historical discussion on religion and science and how our beliefs inform what and where we look for answers. Some sections of the book were too technical (physics terms) for me to understand, but I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about the universe as a whole. Very intriguing book! After reading it, I took some edX courses and listened to YouTube lectures on cosmology after reading it.
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