In The Science of God, distinguished physicist and biblical scholar Gerald Schroeder demonstrates the often surprising parallels between a variety of biblical teachings and the findings of biochemists, palaeontologists, astrophysicists, and quantum physicists.
In a brilliant and wide-ranging discussion of key topics that have divided science and religion, such as free will, the development of the universe, the origin of life, and the origin of man, Schroeder argues that the latest science and a close reading of the Bible are not just compatible but interdependent.
By exploring how religious belief is enhanced by an open-eyed investigation of the world and how honest science demands humility when faced with the extraordinary richness of life's creation, this revealing book reminds us how abounding is our science, how true the Bible, and how the convergence between the two will inspire you to reconsider both your Scripture and your Einstein.
About the Author
Gerald L. Schroeder earned his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before moving to laboratories at the Weizmann Institute, the Hebrew University, and the Volcani Research Institute in Israel. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and their five children.
"Schroeder offers fresh evidence for the eternal argument that science and religion, matter and spirit, need not be seen as conflicting or mutually exclusive." -- "Publishers Weekly"
|List of Illustrations||p. ix|
|Prologue: A Colleague Turns Sixty||p. xv|
|Has Science Replaced the Bible? The Great Debate||p. 1|
|The New Convergence: Science, Scientists, and the Bible||p. 21|
|The Age of Our Universe: Six Days and Fifteen Billion Years||p. 43|
|The Six Days of Genesis||p. 63|
|The Nature of God: Biblical Expectations for an Infinite yet Immanent Creator||p. 75|
|Life: Its Origins and Its Evolution||p. 87|
|Evolution: Statistics Versus Random Mutations||p. 107|
|The Watchmaker and the Watch||p. 121|
|The Origin of Humankind||p. 131|
|The Science of Free Will||p. 153|
|Why Bad (and Good) Things Happen||p. 173|
|Bread from Earth: A Universe Tuned for Life||p. 183|
|Epilogue: Well, What About Dinosaurs?||p. 199|
|Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR) as a Universal Clock|
|Problems in Estimating the Age of the Universe|
|The Logic of Having a Biblical Calendar|
|The Long Life Spans at the Time of Adam and Eve|
|Genesis Day Three|
|The Flood at the Time of Noah|
|A Letter and a Reply: Why God and the God Particle Are Not at Odds|
|What Is the Wisdom of Creation?|
|Index of Biblical References||p. 229|
|General Index||p. 231|
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Number Of Pages: 237
Published: 16th June 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.336 x 13.97 x 1.778
Weight (kg): 0.227
Edition Number: 1