Inventing the Universe

Informed by the best and latest scholarship, Inventing the Universe is a groundbreaking new primer for the complex yet fascinating relationship between science and faith.

Author: Alister E McGrath

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444798472

Category: Religion

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We just can't stop talking about the big questions around science and faith. They haven't gone away, as some predicted they might; in fact, we seem to talk about them more than ever. Far from being a spent force, religion continues to grow around the world. Meanwhile, Richard Dawkins and the New Atheists argue that religion is at war with science - and that we have to choose between them. It's time to consider a different way of looking at these two great cultural forces. What if science and faith might enrich each other? What if they can together give us a deep and satisfying understanding of life? Alister McGrath, one of the world's leading authorities on science and religion, engages with the big questions that Dawkins and others have raised - including origins, the burden of proof, the meaning of life, the existence of God and our place in the universe. Informed by the best and latest scholarship, Inventing the Universe is a groundbreaking new primer for the complex yet fascinating relationship between science and faith.

Inventing the Universe

These are inventions of the human mind. The scientific knowledge of the universe is entirely composed in a series of axioms and rules of inference underlying a formalized system.

Author: Luc Brisson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791426920

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

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The Big Question

in short: if the values of certain fundamental constants of the universe had been slightly different, life would not ... one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost 91 InventIng the UnIverse.

Author: Alister McGrath

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 146689024X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Richard Dawkins's groundbreaking book The God Delusion created an explosion of interest in the relation of science and faith. This often troubled relationship between science and religion was seemingly damaged by the rise of the New Atheism, which insisted that science had essentially disproved not just God but also the value of religion. There is increasing skepticism towards its often glib and superficial answers; and the big questions about faith, God and science haven't gone away--in fact, we seem to talk about them more than ever. Alister McGrath's The Big Question is an accessible, engaging account of how science relates to faith, exploring how the working methods and assumptions of the natural sciences can be theologically useful. McGrath uses stories and analogies, as well as personal accounts, in order to help readers understand the scientific and theological points he makes, and grasp their deeper significance. An extremely accomplished scientist and scholar, McGrath criticizes the evangelism of the New Atheists and paves a logical well-argued road to the compatibility between science and faith. Some of his main discussion points include: 1. There is much more convergence between science and faith than is usually appreciated 2. How the three great models of scientific explanation can be adapted to religious belief 3. Belief in God provides a 'big picture' of reality, making sense of science's successes

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture

2 Alister McGrath, Inventing the Universe: Why We CanVt Stop Talking About Science, Faith and God, London, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2015, Kindle loc. 596. 3 McGrath, Inventing the Universe, Kindle loc. 658. 4 See Matthew Stanley, ...

Author: Bennett Zon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107020441

Category: History

Page: 370

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Explores the musical background to Darwinism and the development of the relationship between science and the arts in Victorian Britain.

The Death of Evolution

In claiming credit for inventing the world, for what humans would have conventionally presented as the abstract, God, ... The detail of God's claim for creating and inventing the universe is in circulation under the rubric, ...

Author: Michael Ebifegha

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1600349765

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Ebifegha shows that scanning through the Scriptures in proper order reveals them to be a compilation of the details of Gods claim on creation, presented in the format of a conventional patent. (Christian)

Thinking about Godel and Turing

—Brisson, Meyerstein, Inventing the Universe, 1995 (1991 in French). This book discusses the cosmology of Plato's Timaeus, modern cosmology and AIT; one of their key insights is to identify symmetry with simplicity.

Author: Gregory J. Chaitin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812708979

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Dr Gregory Chaitin, one of the world's leading mathematicians, is best known for his discovery of the remarkable O number, a concrete example of irreducible complexity in pure mathematics which shows that mathematics is infinitely complex. In this volume, Chaitin discusses the evolution of these ideas, tracing them back to Leibniz and Borel as well as GAdel and Turing.This book contains 23 non-technical papers by Chaitin, his favorite tutorial and survey papers, including Chaitin's three Scientific American articles. These essays summarize a lifetime effort to use the notion of program-size complexity or algorithmic information content in order to shed further light on the fundamental work of GAdel and Turing on the limits of mathematical methods, both in logic and in computation. Chaitin argues here that his information-theoretic approach to metamathematics suggests a quasi-empirical view of mathematics that emphasizes the similarities rather than the differences between mathematics and physics. He also develops his own brand of digital philosophy, which views the entire universe as a giant computation, and speculates that perhaps everything is discrete software, everything is 0's and 1's.Chaitin's fundamental mathematical work will be of interest to philosophers concerned with the limits of knowledge and to physicists interested in the nature of complexity."

Eden Online

This text explores the side effects of a technologized society and asks if the way in which we do science may be changing the ways in which we are human.

Author: Kerric Harvey

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

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This text explores the side effects of a technologized society and asks if the way in which we do science may be changing the ways in which we are human. Each topic addressed is preceded by an example from the real world, and linked by an experimental approach to research methods.

San Diego Magazine

... Essays and stories that probe the universe a 9 Einstein , Gertrude Stein , Wittgenstein & changing metaphor . made integral to her work the idea of an Frankenstein : Re - Inventing the Universe For centuries , thanks to Isaac Newton ...

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Brockman , John EINSTEIN , GERTRUDE STEIN , WITTGENSTEIN AND FRANKENSTEIN : Re - Inventing the Universe Viking $ 17.95 3 / ? SBN : 670-80480-0 A roller - coaster survey of current scientific theories and propositions that are radically ...

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Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.

A Fine Tuned Universe

So how can Christian theology relate to these new developments? In this landmark work, based on his 2009 Gifford lectures, Alister McGrath examines the apparent "fine-tuning" of the universe and its significance for natural theology.

Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 262

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Exploring a wide range of physical and biological phenomena and drawing on the latest research in biochemistry and evolutionary biology, McGrath draws out the implications of our new understanding of the natural world for traditional debates about the existence of God. --from publisher description.