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 - Joel - Goodreads
Very good. Sagan is a very good writer and is able to wind his way through technical issues or philosophical areas with great clarity. The book is a transcript of the Gifford Lectures he gave in ... Read full review
Review: The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for GodUser Review - Kurtis Baute - Goodreads
I'm a Sagan addict, but this book didn't blow my mind. Transcribed from a series of lectures, it is a bit dated. I read it as an ebook and the slides didn't really sync very well with the content. I ... Read full review