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Entropic creation : religious contexts of thermodynamics and cosmology

Author: Helge Kragh
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
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Entropic Creation is the first book to consider the cultural and religious responses to the second law of thermodynamics, and the theory proposed by certain Christian scholars during the period 1860 to 1920 that the entropic creation argument is proof of a divine creation of the world.
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Kragh, Helge, 1944-
Entropic creation.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008
(DLC) 2007038440
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helge Kragh
ISBN: 9780754682561 0754682560
OCLC Number: 646740256
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Some early ideas on decay and creation --
Thermodynamics and the heat death --
The entropic creation argument --
Concepts of the universe --
Post-1920 developments --
Shadows from the past.
Series Title: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Responsibility: Helge S. Kragh.

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