The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
Carl Sagan's prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality
The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. Exhibiting a breadth of intellect nothing short of astounding, Sagan presents his views on a wide range of topics, including the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets, creationism and so-called intelligent design, and a new concept of science as "informed worship." Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985 but never published, this book offers a unique encounter with one of the most remarkable minds of the twentieth century.
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Review: The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for GodUser Review - Anthony Faber - Goodreads
This is a book based Sagan's Gifford Lectures in Natural Theology given in 1985. The title comes from the fact that William James' book "The Varieties of Religious Experience" was based on James ... Read full review
Review: The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for GodUser Review - Vishnu Ramasubramanian - Goodreads
It is Carl Sagan at his best. But if you've read Cosmos there is nothing much new here except for the last 4 chapters in which he examines the god hypothesis, the nature of religious experience and the role religions could play in preventing nuclear war. It is certainly an interesting read. Read full review