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For those who maintain a stubborn stance on either evolution or intelligent design, Cedric Michael Guss presents a compelling discussion. His new book, Yahweh of the Cosmos: Ultimate Symmetry in the Universe, takes readers on a journey through space and time to illustrate the surprising ways in which science and religion support each other. As a scientist, Guss exhibits a thorough grasp of ideas and theories that surround this puzzling topic, from past to present, and he addresses the problems many analytical observations have contributed to humans¿ ability to understand. Throughout the book, he delves into the work of noted scientists, such as Galileo, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking religious leaders, such as Moses, Paul, Mohammed, Jesus and Pope John Paul II and great philosophers, such as Giordano Bruno, Valentinus, Ptolemy and Plato. By examining the teachings of these historic figures, Guss effectively demonstrates the relationship that exists between seemingly contrasting beliefs. Present-day research in archeology, cosmology, biology and physics are also referenced where they are helpful in drawing postulates and conclusions about God and the universe from what is unknown to this day. ¿Someday when church and science pull off the gloves, their followers may find they are speaking a common language more than they had ever wished or imagined,¿ Guss writes. ¿Then Albert Einstein will have also been prophetic when he said, `Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.¿¿
In the expanse of space and time, man has sought to understand his origins. Yet, only over the past 100 years has he had much success. Unfortunately, many present day puzzling observations by scientists still get in the way of our full understanding, from the Pioneer and neutrino mixing anomalies to the mass asymmetry in the universe. Throw in new evidence for an outer accelerated expansion and possible changing speed of light in the early universe, and suddenly science looks like it needs its own intelligent redesign. If we are ever going to be able to put theoretical models of cosmic creation together, we need to understand something about the symmetry of our universe, or its lack thereof. Physicists talk about a spontaneous symmetry breaking of the original force of nature but even today the Standard Model of Physics has serious deficiencies. Cosmologists talk about dark matter and dark energy as solutions to conflicts in accepted theories of the observed expansion, flatness, and uniformity of the universe yet real evidence for both is missing. Perhaps when we expand the horizon beyond the cosmos, some explanations to these problems ironically come into view. And they point to a hyper universe that may not have lost its symmetry after all, in which we are a small subset in space and time. Physicists on this path to a common Theory of Everything have started to develop theories that geometrically approach those of consciousness itself. And if there is symmetry, there is a center and with a center, there is a driver, whom people of faith will call God. Someday when church and science put off the gloves, their followers may find they are speaking a common language more than they had ever wished or imagined. Then Albert Einstein will have also been prophetic when he said, ¿Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.¿