God and Science, Resolving the Paradox: If One Extends the Known Laws of Nature Then Science and Religion Are Compatible David Wallach

ISBN: 9780981910406

Published: October 1st 2008

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304 pages


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God and Science, Resolving the Paradox: If One Extends the Known Laws of Nature Then Science and Religion Are Compatible  by  David Wallach

God and Science, Resolving the Paradox: If One Extends the Known Laws of Nature Then Science and Religion Are Compatible by David Wallach
October 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780981910406 | 10.49 Mb

This book presents a unique approach to resolving the paradox of God and science without contradicting the principles of either science or religion. A selective, non-mathematical, history of physical science is used to convince the reader that theMoreThis book presents a unique approach to resolving the paradox of God and science without contradicting the principles of either science or religion.

A selective, non-mathematical, history of physical science is used to convince the reader that the laws of nature, as understood by physical scientists, are well supported. The criteria for judging these laws will be used to judge whether or not the ideas of God that will be developed are valid. A selective history of the major Western religions is presented as an example of how religions generally developed. Their commonalities are explored. Past and current miracles are discussed. The author describes the miracles he has witnessed and how he has resolved their reality with the realities of his scientific training.

In this light, souls and prayer are discussed. To integrate the two apparently disparate realms of religion and science, the author proposes extensions of the known laws of nature which would allow God to function in the ways many believe. These extensions are totally consistent with the scientific princples of quantum mechanics, relativity and string theory. Having shown that it is possible that God could exist, Godels ontological proof is used to show that God does exist. However, in doing so, it requires that all understandings of God (that is, all religions) must be equally valid in the sight of God.

The validity of this conclusion is then discussed using the same criteria which are applied to validating Physical law. The presentation is not THE answer, rather just ONE possible answer, to the question regarding the nature of God. It is offered as an outline to help the reader understand that each religion is correct for itsfollowers- therefore, all peoples religious views are individually acceptable and should be respected.



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