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DOES GOD EXIST ONLY IN OUR HEARTS?
According to highly esteemed scientist Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., there is compelling scientific evidence that we no longer have to accept God on faith alone. Through a multidisciplinary approach, Harvard University-educated Dr. Schwartz blends psychology, quantum physics, and mathematics to examine the science of spirit. Faith and science are not mutually exclusive, and abetter understanding of their relationship can lead us to recognize how God operates in everything.
Trained in the scientific method as an "open-minded skeptic," Dr. Schwartz was taught how to raise questions, turn them into hypotheses, and design experiments to test them. He was not trained to consider the nature of God. And yet, his scientific research led him directly to the discovery of God's existence in intelligent evolution and everyday life.
Scientifically rigorous and spiritually reassuring, this eye-opening book is a wake-up call for anyone who wonders about life's true meaning and who longs to believe in the existence of a universal intelligence.
About the Author
Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery at the University of Arizona and director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. After receiving his doctorate from Harvard University, he served as professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University, director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center, and co-director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic, before moving to Arizona in 1988. He has published more than four hundred scientific papers and coedited eleven academic books. He is the author of The Afterlife Experiments and The Truth About Medium and coauthor of The Living Energy Universe.William L. Simon is a screen and television writer and bestselling author.
Table of Contents
Can Science Take Us to God?
Part One: THE SCIENCE OF PROPHECY
1. Foreseeing God in the Laboratory
How Evidence for Design Shows Up in Prophetic Dreams
2. Discovering Intelligent Design in Our Lives
A Stunning Conclusion to an Extraordinary Psychic Experiment
Part Two: SIMPLE G.O.D. EXPERIMENTS
3. K.I.S.S.: Keep It Simple Science
Sand Paintings Never Occur by Chance
4. G.O.D in the Computer
How Your Personal Computer Can Teach You About God
Part Three: CAN YOU COMMUNICATE WITH G.O.D.?
5. Talking to an Intelligent Black Box
How Science Fiction Sometimes Provides a Key to Reality
6. I Asked the Universe a Question
G.O.D. Is Revealed in the Hidden Details
7. I Asked the Universe More Questions
The Answer Sparkles Like a Diamond
8. Interesting and Amusing Theories
A Physicist Concludes, "It's Absolutely Worth Thinking About."
Part Four: THE GREAT G.O.D. DEBATE
9. Chance Versus Intelligent Design -- Which Is It?
What Is the Great G.O.D. Debate, and How Can It Be Resolved?
10. Can G.O.D. Play Dice with the Universe?
Einstein Was Right: The Answer Is "No"
Interlude: The "Divine Proportion"
Why G.O.D. Is a Mathematician
11. Why Science Shaves with Ockham's Razor
Simple Predictions That Radically Transform Our Minds
Part Five: IMPLICATIONS OF G.O.D. FOR EVERYTHING
12. Who Are We and Why Are We Here?
Your Mind Is Bigger Than the Entire Universe
13. Evidence-Based Faith
A New Way of Marrying Science and Spirit
14. Implications of Intelligent Evolution for Society
Bringing G.O.D. to Science, Education, Medicine, Business, Law, Politics, and Religion
15. The Organizing Mind
New Discoveries Show How the Mind Organizes Matter
16. Wisdom in the Stars
Is the Universe Not Only Intelligent But Wise?
17. The Genius Within Everyone
Why Universal Organizing Consciousness Exists in Everything
18. Summing up the G.O.D. Experiments -- The Emerging Case for Intelligent Evolution
Seeing the Big Picture, and Never Forgetting It
Infinite Love: The Ultimate Gift from G.O.D.?
APPENDIX A: A Review and Study Guide for Teachers and the Rest of Us
APPENDIX B: Frequently Asked Questions and Some Critical Answers
APPENDIX C: Extraordinary Synchronicity in New York City