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Many Worlds: New Universe Extraterrestrial Life

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In Many Worlds, renowned scientists in fields from physics to astronomy discuss the possibility of a cosmic evolutionary process that guides not only our universe, but other planets and universes as well. Physicist and author Paul Davies observes that “if it turns out to be the case that the universe is inherently bio-friendly, then the scientific, theological, and philosophical implications will be extremely significant.”

Many Worlds first focuses on what lessons might be learned from the latest knowledge of the origin and evolution of life. After establishing a well-grounded relationship between science and religion, authors such as Arthur Peacocke and John Leslie evaluate the intricate configuration of events that must occur to create a dynamic and chemically enriched environment capable of not only supporting life, but evolutionary processes as well. The final section addresses the provocative question of extraterrestrial life. What we may find could drastically change our relation to the universe and our creator.

As we reflect on the possibilities that the universe presents, author and contributor Christian de Duve aptly states, “Many myths have had to be abandoned. But mystery remains, more profound and beautiful than ever before, a reality almost inaccessible to our feeble human means.” Is our existence part of a divine scheme ingenuously designed to support life, or is it an extraordinary chain of accidents that culminate in a life-permitting environment? The scientific advancements of the past century cannot help but capture the imagination and inspire renewed hope for the future. This volume will add dimension and insight to these yet unanswered questions.

About the Author

Dr. Steven J. Dick is the historian of science at the United States Naval Observatory and president of the International Astronomical Union's Commission 41 (History of Astronomy).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781890151676
Publisher:
Templeton Press
Subject:
Religion-Religion & Science
Editor:
Dick
Edited by:
Steven J. Dick
Author:
Steven J. Dick
Author:
Dick, Steven
Author:
Dick, Steven J.
Subject:
Religion : Religion & Science
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Theology - Cosmology
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Cosmology
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Christian Theology - Cosmology
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Subject:
Religion Miscellaneous-Religion and Science
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Religion : General
Subject:
Computers : Programming Languages - General
Publication Date:
January 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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