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A comprehensible universe : the interplay of science and theology

Author: George V Coyne; Michał Heller
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2008.
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Why is our world comprehensible? This question seems so trivial that few people have dared to ask it. In this book we explore the deep roots of the mystery of rationality. The inquiry into the rationality of the world began over two-and-a-half-thousand years ago, when a few courageous people tried to understand the world with the help of reason alone, rejecting the comforting fabric of myth and legend. After many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Coyne, George V., 1933-
Comprehensible universe.
New York : Springer, c2008
(DLC) 2008922391
(OCoLC)245537542
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George V Coyne; Michał Heller
ISBN: 9783540776260 3540776265 3540776249 9783540776246 1281513156 9781281513151
OCLC Number: 272298716
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 160 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: Discovery that the World is Rational; Should the Astronomer Look into the Sky?; Seven Fighters against Thebes; How to Count the Grains of Sand; Is the World Rational?; Christianity on the Scene; Theology and Science in the Epoch of the Church Fathers; The Medieval Contribution; Achilles and the Arrow; The Dynamics of Aristotle; Three Generations: From Tartaglia to Galileo; Birth of the Method; Is the World Mathematical?; Mathematics at Work; Afterthoughts.
Responsibility: George V. Coyne, Michael Heller.
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