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It keeps me seeking : the invitation from science, philosophy and religion

Author: Andrew Briggs; Hans Halvorson; Andrew M Steane
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An exposition on the common phrase ""science and religion"". Science has something to say about every aspect of human experience, and religion is, broadly speaking, the attempt by people to find and assert meaningfulness.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Briggs; Hans Halvorson; Andrew M Steane
ISBN: 9780192535863 0192535862 9780191866944 0191866946
OCLC Number: 1052766474
Notes: Includes index.
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Contents: Cover; It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy, and Religion; Copyright; Contents; 1: Introduction; 1.1 Four themes; 1.1.1 Opening the first theme; 1.2 Fear and Sleepy Dust; 1.3 Three example issues; 1.3.1 Does Christianity impede the progress of science?; 1.3.2 Is Christianity incompatible with evolution?; 1.3.3 Is Christianity useful for moral and ethical thought in science and technology?; 1.4 What is this book about?; 2: A conversation about the themes; 2.1 First theme: the approach to God; 2.2 Third theme: uncertainty; 3: Religion, history, and philosophy 3.1 Religion3.2 Philosophy getting muddled about religion; 3.3 The divorce settlement?; 3.4 Glossary; 4: How is science to be carried forward, and its conclusions reported?; 4.1 Three reasoned arguments and two ways of reacting; 4.2 Letting science be science: an illustration; 4.3 Good practice; 5: What does it mean to be me?; 5.1 Machine intelligence; 5.2 How did humans become responsible?; 5.3 The distinctive nature of human existence; 5.4 My genes made me do it; 5.5 In the image of God; 6: The two Tabors; Andrew Briggs gives a personal account 7: The deeply subtle nature of physically existing things7.1 Classical and quantum physics; 7.1.1 Quantum physics: approach 1 (the 'paths in spacetime' approach); 7.1.2 Quantum physics: approach 2 (the 'state in Hilbert space' approach); 7.2 Entanglement; 7.3 Quantum information; 7.4 Quantum computing; 7.5 Brain function; 8: Issues arising from quantum physics; 8.1 Interpreting the picture of physical reality; 8.2 Implications of quantum physics for issues of personal identity; 8.2.1 The soul; 8.3 Divine action; 8.4 Some positive lessons to draw from quantum physics; 9: On the way Andrew Steane gives a personal account10: General relativity, language, and learning; 10.1 Map-making without privileged coordinates; 10.2 Theological reflection; 11: The argument from design; 11.1 Introduction; 11.2 Cosmological fine tuning; 11.3 The infinity problem; 11.4 Does X = God?; 11.5 The self-undermining problem; 11.6 Fine tuning of the physical constants; 11.7 Is there probably a transcendent creator?; 11.8 What's wrong with God of the gaps?; 11.9 Leibniz's criticism of Newton; 11.10 On the retreat?; 11.11 Why do science?; 11.12 Presuppositions of science 11.13 From wonder to belief11.14 Conclusion; 12: Biological evolution; 12.1 What is the story of life on Earth?; 12.2 Consensus on the scientific details; 12.3 Hagiography of Charles Darwin; 12.4 Explaining the mystery of existence?; 12.5 On the 'Intelligent Design' movement; 13: This is the story of life on Earth; 13.1 An effect can transcend its immediate causes; 13.2 Better Metaphors; 13.2.1 Genes; 13.2.2 Making watches; 13.3 Pattern, improvisation, direction; 13.4 Born into pain and joy; 13.5 Concluding reflections; 14: A conversation about naturalism; 15: The struggle is nothing new
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