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In Many Worlds, renowned scientists in fields from physics to astronomy discuss the possibility of a cosmic evolutionary process that guides not only our universe, but other planets and universes as well. Physicist and author Paul Davies observes that “if it turns out to be the case that the universe is inherently bio-friendly, then the scientific, theological, and philosophical implications will be extremely significant.”
Many Worlds first focuses on what lessons might be learned from the latest knowledge of the origin and evolution of life. After establishing a well-grounded relationship between science and religion, authors such as Arthur Peacocke and John Leslie evaluate the intricate configuration of events that must occur to create a dynamic and chemically enriched environment capable of not only supporting life, but evolutionary processes as well. The final section addresses the provocative question of extraterrestrial life. What we may find could drastically change our relation to the universe and our creator.
As we reflect on the possibilities that the universe presents, author and contributor Christian de Duve aptly states, “Many myths have had to be abandoned. But mystery remains, more profound and beautiful than ever before, a reality almost inaccessible to our feeble human means.” Is our existence part of a divine scheme ingenuously designed to support life, or is it an extraordinary chain of accidents that culminate in a life-permitting environment? The scientific advancements of the past century cannot help but capture the imagination and inspire renewed hope for the future. This volume will add dimension and insight to these yet unanswered questions.
About the Author:
Dr. Steven J. Dick is the historian of science at the United States Naval Observatory and president of the International Astronomical Union's Commission 41 (History of Astronomy).
Titolo: Many Worlds: The New Universe, ...
Casa editrice: Templeton Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Templeton Press, 2000. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP64689751
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97818901513793.0
Descrizione libro Templeton Foundation Press, Philadelphia, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Hardcover in good condition. Dust jacket is lightly edgeworn and creased. Closed tear on jacket rear spine side; minor dent on hardcover rear spine side. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Used. Codice libro della libreria 440011
Descrizione libro Templeton Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021890151378
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Descrizione libro Templeton Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1890151378
Descrizione libro Templeton Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111890151378
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