Science and religion: are they compatible?
In recent years a noticeable trend toward harmonizing the distinct worldviews of science and religion has become increasingly popular. This is due in part to public curiosity but also to the financial sponsorship of The John Templeton Foundation, which has poured a great deal of money into awards, fellowships, conferences, university courses, and publications. Despite marked public interest, many leading scientists remain skeptical that there is much common ground between scientific knowledge and religious belief. In this stimulating collection of articles on the subject, the editors have assembled the thoughts of scientists from various disciplines. Among the distinguished contributors are Sir Arthur C. Clarke (author of many famous works of science fiction); Nobel Prize Laureate Steven Weinberg (professor of physics at the University of Texas at Austin); Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium); James Lovelock (creator of the Gaia hypothesis); Kendrick Frazier (editor of the "Skeptical Inquirer); Steven Pinker (cognitive scientist at MIT); Richard Dawkins (zoologist at Oxford University); Eugenie Scott (executive director of the National Center for Science Education); Owen Gingerich (Harvard astronomer); and many other eminent scientists and scholars. Among the topics discussed are the Big Bang and the origin of the universe, the nature of the "soul, " near-death experiences, and spiritualism.
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Harun Yahya books are beginning to become available in Islamic bookstores
worldwide, especially as English translations are being printed in London, the
center of the Islamic publishing world. Browsers in such bookstores, or visitors to
Even so, Islamic creationism is part of very successful re-Islamization movement.
Creationists have influenced education policies, and institutions such as BAV are
very wealthy and politically well connected. • Both forms of creationism use a ...
A Faith for All Seasons: Islam and the Challenge of the Modern World. Chicago:
Ivan R. Dee. Ates, S. 1991. Gerfek Din Bu, vol 1. Istanbul: Yeni Ufuklar. Bakar, O.
1999. The History and Philosophy of Islamic Science. Cambridge, UK: Islamic ...
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The author does a good job of describing the controversies between science and religion, but is too quick to dismiss the reality of the disputes, and the difficulty of resolving them. Adopting ... Read full review
An Overview of the Issues
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Cosmology and God
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