If every effect in science has a cause, what caused the birth of the Universe? Have scientists brought themselves face to face with the possibility of God?
In God and the Astronomers, Dr. Robert Jastrow, world-renowned astrophysicist, describes the astronomical discoveries of recent years and the theological implications of the new insights afforded by science into mankind's place in the cosmos. He explains the chain of events that forced astronomers, despite their initial reluctance ("Irritating," said Einstein; "Repugnant," said the great British astronomer Eddington; "I would like to reject it," said MIT physicist Philip Morrison) to accept the validity of the Big Bang and the fact that the universe began in a moment of creation.
|Edition description:||New and Expanded Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Robert Jastrow, Ph.D., is the director of Mount Wilson Observatory and was founder and director for twenty years of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. He is the author of Red Giants and White Dwarfs and Until the Sun Dies.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Second Edition||7|
|1.||In the Beginning||9|
|2.||Slipher, de Sitter and Einstein||17|
|3.||Hubble and Humason||27|
|Illustrated Section: Architects of the Universe|
|4.||The Law of the Expanding Universe||53|
|5.||Discovery of the Primordial Fireball||67|
|6.||More Evidence for the Big Bang||79|
|7.||Questions Raised by the New Cosmology||89|
|8.||The Fate of the Universe||97|
|9.||The Religion of Science||103|
|The Theological Impact of the New Cosmology||111|
|Judaism, God and the Astronomers||125|