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The Science of God : The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom - Gerald L. Schroeder

The Science of God

The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom

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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 Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Prologue: A Colleague Turns Sixtyp. xv
Has Science Replaced the Bible? The Great Debatep. 1
The New Convergence: Science, Scientists, and the Biblep. 21
The Age of Our Universe: Six Days and Fifteen Billion Yearsp. 43
The Six Days of Genesisp. 63
The Nature of God: Biblical Expectations for an Infinite yet Immanent Creatorp. 75
Life: Its Origins and Its Evolutionp. 87
Evolution: Statistics Versus Random Mutationsp. 107
The Watchmaker and the Watchp. 121
The Origin of Humankindp. 131
The Science of Free Willp. 153
Why Bad (and Good) Things Happenp. 173
Bread from Earth: A Universe Tuned for Lifep. 183
Epilogue: Well, What About Dinosaurs?p. 199
Appendix:p. 205
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?
Notesp. 219
Acknowledgmentsp. 227
Index of Biblical Referencesp. 229
General Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9781439129586
ISBN-10: 1439129584
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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