le 28 mai 2013
This book doesn't beat you on the head, rather it's like a dialogue with a trusted wiser friend, who is kind, and funny, and who is willing to walk you gently through your questions about science and religion, mainly Christianity. Does science contradict the bible? Is it possible to believe in both science and God? Andrews showyou gently and clearly how science is immensely helpful in describing our world, but how we still need to look deeper for the purpose or meaning of life. It is a funny and very readable book, yet the science and arguments described are as solid as ever. If you have questions about science and God, this is a book I would highly recommend.
le 6 juin 2010
A fascinating new science book. Here is the product description:
Author Bill Bryson writes: "I am immensely grateful [for the book]". Fay Weldon calls the book "Thoughtful, readable, witty, wise ..." Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, says: "... written in a very lively style and conveys complex subjects in a palatable form". The Principal of London Theological Seminary declares: "Richard Dawkins has more than met his match".
A book written by a distinguished scientist about the existence of God, which has chapter headings like Sooty and the universe , Steam engine to the stars and The tidy pachyderm , has to be different. It is. Addressing profound questions of science, philosophy and faith with an amazing lightness of touch, Edgar Andrews exposes the pretensions of the new atheism of Richard Dawkins and others, blending incisive arguments with gentle humour. However, the author s aim is not simply to raise a standard against the aggressive atheism of our age but to provide a logically consistent and altogether more satisfying alternative. He describes how his fellow physicists dream of discovering a theory of everything that will embrace every physical process and phenomenon in the cosmos. But he points out that there is more to existence than the material world the things that make life worth living are mainly non-material.
Can there, then, be a theory of everything that includes not only space, time, matter and energy but also the realms of the heart, mind, conscience and spirit? Yes, indeed, as this book shows. It is the hypothesis of God, a theory that, in spite of its opponents, still towers above the barren landscape of atheism and despair.
Preuve que Dieu a créé l'univers?