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Old wine, new flasks : reflections on science and Jewish tradition

Author: Roald Hoffmann; Shira Leibowitz Schmidt
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1997.
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Old Wine, New Flasks is a unique and provocative look at how science and religion - too often considered at odds with one another - are actually parallel ways of trying to make sense of the same material world, each a voice intertwining with the other to help shape true human understanding. With great humor and wit, the authors - one a Nobel laureate and the other an Israeli-American writer and student of religion -  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roald Hoffmann; Shira Leibowitz Schmidt
ISBN: 0716728990 9780716728993
OCLC Number: 36800510
Description: xii, 362 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. Is Nature Natural? --
2. A Sukkah from an Elephant --
3. You Must Not Deviate to the Right or the Left --
4. Bitter Waters Run Sweet --
5. The Flag That Came out of the Blue: A Play in Three Acts and Two Intermezzi --
6. Signs and Portents: No Parking in the Courtroom --
7. Pure/Impure --
8. Camel Caravans in the Pentagon --
Epilogue --
How We Came to Old Wine, New Flasks, with a Little Help from Our Friends --
Notes --
Credits --
Glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish Terms --
Index
Responsibility: Roald Hoffmann, Shira Leibowitz Schmidt.

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Exploring the fundamental harmony along the continuum between scientific inquiry and religion, this text examines a series of encompassing issues such as purity, perception, authority, precision, and  Read more...

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