Galileo's Shadow: Thoughts on Physics after Scientifics Determinism

Galileo's Shadow: Thoughts on Physics after Scientifics Determinism

by Werner Thurau

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Galileo's Shadow: Thoughts on Physics after Scientifics Determinism by Werner Thurau

Although this book is about physics, it is required reading for anyone interested in the controversy between creationism and evolutionary theory, because it uses physics to eliminate the rift between science and faith. Physics never intended to do this, but that is the result of now dealing mathematically with entities like the one-dimensional string particle, which is neither measurable nor quantifiable. According to traditional definitions of science such an entity cannot be investigated. The fact that physics is nevertheless proceeding with string theory opens it up to a philosophical criticism of its own foundations. This book argues that certain errors, introduced at the very beginning by Galileo, are ultimately responsible for the present conceptual difficulties. By removing these errors physics itself, in relativity and quantum concepts, has among other things eliminated what has turned out to be a non-sustainable rift between science and faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419655159
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
Publication date: 09/26/2008
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Werner Thurau's background is very international. He was born in Cuba in 1927, of German and Norwegian parents, and educated in Germany and England. He received an engineering degree from London University and his career took him all over the world, though mainly Latin America, working on engineering and technical projects. He lived for many years in Mexico and moved to the U.S.A. in the 1970s. He has had a lifelong interest in the origins of science, philosophy and religion. Some of his school teachers in England were friends of C.S.Lewis and his literary group, The Inklings, at Oxford. His father was a philosophical bookworm so he was surrounded by a world of ideas from an early age. Physics, which defines our modern age of science, has been of great historical interest to him for many years, especially since some concepts in modern physics, like string theory, have a surprisingly philosophical base.

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