Exploring Science and Belief Michael Poole

ISBN: 9781598563320

Published: October 1st 2007

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127 pages


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Exploring Science and Belief  by  Michael Poole

Exploring Science and Belief by Michael Poole
October 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 127 pages | ISBN: 9781598563320 | 10.45 Mb

Some scientists have religious beliefswe must ourselves be prepared and willing to make a reasoned presentation of our faith, especially to young scientists, who have all too often concluded that a serious faith in a personal God and objectiveMoreSome scientists have religious beliefswe must ourselves be prepared and willing to make a reasoned presentation of our faith, especially to young scientists, who have all too often concluded that a serious faith in a personal God and objective pursuit of scientific truth are incompatible.Professor Francis Collins, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute some do notthe beliefs of most popular religions by scientific standards are based on evidence so flimsy that only an act of blind faith can make them acceptable.Dr Francis Crick (co-discoverer of DNA s structure) However, science and belief are both very important for us.

Do we have to choose between them? The view that science and belief are in conflict is a major stumbling block for many people today. Michael Poole addresses this issue in Exploring Science and Belief. Is science the ultimate test of what to believe?Do its laws make belief in miracles impossible?Has Darwin s work ruled out the idea of a creating God?How did the universe develop?Was it accidental or planned?What will happen to it eventually?Do we have any significance in it?These are some of the questions addressed in Exploring Science and Belief.

Although he start(s) from what is for the theist the conviction, for the agnostic the hypothesis, and for the atheist the delusion that God exists, Michael Poole also dicusses evidence for God s existence.Table of ContentsIntroduction1 God s Two Books2 Watch Your Language!3 Explaining Explanations4 Belief, Faith and Evidence5 Miracles6 First and Last Things7. The Galileo Affair8. Enemies or Allies?9. Creation and Evolution10. Accident or Design?EndnotesGlossary



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