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God's universe

Author: Owen Gingerich
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.
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We live in a universe with a very long history, a vast cosmos where things are being worked out over unimaginably long ages. Stars and galaxies have formed, and elements come forth from great stellar cauldrons. The necessary elements are present, the environment is fit for life, and slowly life forms have populated the earth. Are the creative forces purposeful, and in fact divine? Owen Gingerich believes in a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Gingerich
ISBN: 0674023706 9780674023703
OCLC Number: 66393531
Description: xi, 139 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Is mediocrity a good idea? --
Dare a scientist believe in design? --
Questions without answers.
Responsibility: Owen Gingerich.

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We live in a universe with a very long history. Taking Johannes Kepler as his guide, the author argues that an individual can be both a creative scientist and a believer in divine design - that  Read more...

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Gingerich pleads for separating physics from metaphysics, efficient causes from final causes, how from why...In the end, he persuaded even a hardened skeptic like me that there might, possibly, be Read more...

 
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