Download PDF The Magic of Reality Book by Richard Dawkins Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-09-11 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author addresses key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe.
Download PDF The Illustrated Magic of Reality Book by Richard Dawkins Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-09-11 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Addresses key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe.
Download PDF The Magic of Reality Book by Richard Dawkins Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-09-11 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An elegant, text-only paperback edition of the New York Times bestseller that’s been hailed as the definitive authority on…everything. Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences. This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.
Download PDF Consecrating Science Book by Lisa H. Sideris Full eBook and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2017-08-15 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In Consecrating Science, Lisa Sideris offers a searing critique of 'The New Cosmology,' a complex network of overlapping movements that claim to bring together science and spirituality, all in the name of saving our planet from impending ecological collapse. Highly regarded in many academic circles, these movements have been endorsed by numerous prominent scholars, scientists, historians, and educators. Their express goal--popularized in numerous books, films, TED talks, YouTube videos, podcasts, and even introductory courses at places like Harvard or Washington University--is to instill in readers and audiences a profound sense of being at home in the universe, thereby fostering environmentally responsible behavior. Whether promoted as 'The New Story,' 'The Universe Story,' or 'The Epic of Evolution,' they all offer humanity a new sacred story, a common creation myth for modern times and for all people: the evolutionary unfolding of the universe from the Big Bang to the present. Evolutionary science and religious cosmology--together at last! But as Sideris shows, however, the New Cosmology actually underwrites a staggeringly anthropocentric vision of the world. Instead of cultivating an ethic of respect for nature, the project of 'consecrating science' only increases human arrogance and indifference to nonhuman life. Going back to the work of Rachel Carson and other naturalists, the author shows how a sense of wonder, rooted in the natural world and our own ethical impulses, helps foster environmental attitudes and policies that protect our planet"--Provided by publishe
Download PDF The God Debaters Book by Adrian Rosenfeldt Full eBook and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-05-04 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the post-9/11 God debate in the West. Through a close study of prominent English God debaters Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, Christopher Hitchens, and Terry Eagleton, Adrian Rosenfeldt demonstrates that New Atheist and religious apologist ideas and arguments about God, science, and identity are driven by mythic autobiographical narratives and Protestant or Catholic cultural heritage. This study is informed by criticism of the New Atheist polemic as being positivistic, and the religious apologists as propagating “sophisticated theology.” In both cases, the God debaters are perceived as disassociating themselves from human lived experience. It is through reconnecting the God debaters’ intellectual ideas to their cultural and social background that the God debate can be grounded in a recognisable human reality that eludes reductive distinctions and disembodied abstractions.
Download PDF The Divine Sting Book by Frederick Bauer Full eBook and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2016-01-08 with total page 558 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are beliefs in God and in the soul merely relics of pre-scientific superstition? After all, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuriesthe so-called age of sciencewe know that science can be proven by its fruits: its helped us split the atom and put men on the moon. Religious faith, on the other hand, couldnt accomplish these feats. This conflict leaves modern-day Christians challenged by materialist atheists who claim that faith in God has been discredited by modern physics and psychology. The Divine Sting answers their challenge. Contrary to what most Christians think, belief in God and the soul need not remain matters of religious faith. In fact, it is the atheists themselves who ignore Einsteins shocking revelation about modern sciencethat the physical universe, including the human body and its brain, have never been observed. We have rather only observed mental effects whose source we can only guess at. Atheists naive claims about scientific observation are themselves nothing less than an article of anti-scientific faith. By integrating facts traditionally segregated into categories of philosophy versus theology versus modern science, The Divine Sting will assist you in discovering for yourself how to convert faith in God and belief in the soul into solid, impregnable, and justifiably certain science.
Download PDF Quantum Buddhist Wonders of the Universe Book by Graham Smetham Full eBook and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2012-07-04 with total page 602 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of the implications of the meeting of Quantum Physics and Buddhist metaphysics for our understanding of paranormal phenomenon. The quantum nature of telepathy. The quantum truth of rebirth. The holographic principle and enlightenment. Advanced states of consciousness in Buddhist jhana meditation and the psychology of Abraham Maslow. The misleading ideas of Brian Cox and Jim Al-Khalali. Michael Mensky's Quantum Concept of Consciousness.... and much more....
Download PDF The God Delusion Book by Richard Dawkins Full eBook and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-09-22 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Timely, impassioned and brilliantly argued' Rod Liddle, Sunday Times 'A spirited and exhilarating read' Joan Bakewell, Guardian Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.
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Download PDF What is this thing called The Meaning of Life? Book by Stewart Goetz Full eBook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-04-06 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What are we asking when we ask, "What is the meaning of life?"? Can there be meaning without God? Is a happy life a meaningful life? Can an immoral life be meaningful? Does our suffering have meaning? Does death threaten meaning? What is this thing called The Meaning of Life? provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to philosophical thinking about life’s meaning. Goetz and Seachris provide the reader with accessible examples, before looking at the main theoretical approaches to meaning and key philosophers associated with them. Topics covered include: What does the question, "What is the meaning of life?", even mean? Does life have a purpose? What is valuable? Do we matter? Does life (or my life) make any sense? Is there any meaning in suffering? Does death threaten meaning? Would immortality be good or bad news for us? With boxed summaries of key concepts and noteworthy examples, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading included within each chapter, this book is the ideal introduction to life’s meaning for philosophy students coming to the subject for the first time.
Download PDF The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism Book by Donald A. Crosby Full eBook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-02-01 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ecological crisis is being widely discussed in society today and therefore, the subject of religious naturalism has emerged as a major topic in religion. The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising thirty-four chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into seven parts: • Varieties of religious naturalism and its relations to other outlooks • Some earlier religious naturalists • Pantheism, materialism, and the value-ladenness of nature • Ecology, humans, and politics in naturalistic perspective • Religious naturalism and traditional religions • Putting religious naturalism into practice • Critical discussions of religious naturalism. Within these sections central issues, debates, and problems are examined, including: defining religious naturalism; religious underpinnings of ecology; natural piety; the religious-aesthetic; ecstatic naturalism as deep pantheism; spiritual ecology; African-American religious naturalism; Christian religious naturalism; Dao and water; Confucianism; environmental action; and practices in religious naturalism. The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, theology, and philosophy. The Handbook will also be useful for those in related fields, such as environmental ethics and ecology.
Download PDF Chesterton, the New Atheism, and an Apologetics of Common Sense Book by M. Kuipers-Sedee Full eBook and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2022-03-02 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) defended the Christian and Roman Catholic faith. His apologetic work was highly regarded in his own day and has continued to inspire other thinkers ever since. This study investigates whether his apologetics is still valuable today. It explores its value as the basis of an apologetic response to the new atheism, a popular contemporary movement that is highly critical of religion. The author appeals in particular to Chesterton's understanding of common sense. For Chesterton, common sense is a way of thinking that calls us to see things as they are. Satisfying common sense leads to a worldview that is more plausible than a worldview that is not in line with common sense. This study compares the rival worldviews of the new atheism and Christianity and argues that the Christian worldview is more in line with common sense and is, therefore, more plausible.
Download PDF So You're an Atheist. Now What? Book by Yuriy Nikshych Full eBook and published by Algora Publishing. This book was released on 2015-04-01 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What will everyone think once they find out that you're an atheist? How will you find happiness now that you no longer believe? This handbook for the newly-deconverted offers support and helps readers learn to find meaning, shed the emotional baggage, defend your position in debates, and become awesome! This book is not aimed at people who are questioning their faith; it doesn’t aim to deconvert anyone. Rather, this book is designed for atheists, especially those who have recently woken up to find their faith is gone. You may still be getting used to your new worldview - and you may still have an irrational lingering fear of hell even though you're no longer a believer. The author explores the questions that may be swirling in your mind - Where do atheists get their morals from? How do you "let go" of the emotional scars of religion? How do you talk to believers - how can you address the most common arguments that believers might raise? Most important, how do you find meaning in life? This book draws on the work of an army of freethinkers who came before. It’s a cheerful review of the atheist's problems and how to get on with life - with more freedom and vigor than ever.
Download PDF The Universe Is on Our Side Book by Bruce Ledewitz Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "There has been a breakdown in American public life that no election can fix. Americans cannot even converse about politics. All the usual explanations for our condition have failed to make things better. Bruce Ledewitz shows that America is living with the consequences of the Death of God, which Friedrich Nietzsche knew would be momentous and irreversible. God was this culture's story of the meaning of our lives. Even atheists had substitutes for God, like inevitable progress. Now we have no story and do not even think about the nature of reality. That is why we are angry and despairing. America's future requires that we begin a new story by each of us asking a question posed by theologian Bernard Lonergan: Is the universe on our side? When we commit to live honestly and fully by our answer to that question, even if our immediate answer is no, America will begin to heal. Beyond that, pondering the question of the universe will allow us to see that there is more to the universe than blind forces and dead matter. Guided by the naturalism of Alfred North Whitehead's process philosophy, and the historical faith of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we can learn to trust that the universe bends toward justice and our welfare. That conclusion will complete our healing and restore faith in American public life. We can live without God, but not without thinking about holiness in the universe"--
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