Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect on Science, God, and the Origins of the Universe, Life, and Homo Sapiens

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Henry Margenau, Roy Abraham Varghese
Open Court, 1992 - 285 páginas
How does modern science bear upon such ultimate questions as the origin of the universe and the existence of God? Cosmos, Bios, Theos is a portfolio of opinions and arguments from 60 scientists, including 24 Nobel Prize winners, on the relationshiip between the scientific enterprise and the religious view of reality.

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Who Arranged for These Laws to Cooperate So Well?
28
How Is It Possible to Exclude Action Coming from
37
What Forces Filled the Universe with Energy Fifteen Billion
45
The Exquisite Order of the Physical World Calls for
51
The Laws of Nature Are Created by God
57
Science Will Never Give Us the Answers to All
64
Religion and Science Both Proceed from Acts of Faith
70
Creation Is Supported by All the Data So Far
78
The Mechanism of the World and the Why of It
149
The Origin of Life Seems Lost in the Details of Prebiotic
152
Some Questions on Origins
160
The Creative Process May Well Be What We Observe Deduce
166
At Some Stage in Evolution God Created the Human
172
A Religious Impulse Guides Our Motive in Sustaining
184
It Is Probably Impossible to Explain a Miracle with Physics
193
Life Even in Bacteria Is Too Complex to Have Occurred
202

Science Asks What and How While Religion Asks Why
84
Temporal Origin and Ontological Origin
86
Reflections on Transcendence
93
One Must Ask Why and Not Just How
105
The Universe Is Ultimately to Be Explained in Terms of
111
The Guidance of Evolution Lets God Appear to Us in Many
119
The Origin of the Universe Can Be Described Scientifically
125
There Is a Bohr Complementarity between Science
127
Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology
133
The Existence of a Creator Represents a Satisfactory
141
Religion Is a Concern of the Human Spirit
204
A Deeper Connectivity than the Mechanical Models of
212
Life and Mind in the Universe
218
PART THREE
225
Why the Existence of God Is Not Required to Explain
236
Response to Flew
239
The Origin of the Universe in Science and Religion
254
Relativity Quantum Theory and the Mystery of Life
270
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