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The Resource God's planet, Owen Gingerich

God's planet, Owen Gingerich

Label
God's planet
Title
God's planet
Statement of responsibility
Owen Gingerich
Title variation
Gods planet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With exoplanets being discovered daily, Earth is still the only planet we know of that is home to creatures who seek a coherent explanation for the structure, origins, and fate of the universe, and of humanity's place within it. Today, science and religion are the two major cultural entities on our planet that share this goal of coherent understanding, though their interpretation of evidence differs dramatically. Many scientists look at the known universe and conclude we are here by chance. The renowned astronomer and historian of science Owen Gingerich looks at the same evidence - along with the fact that the universe is comprehensible to our minds - and sees it as proof for the planning and intentions of a Creator-God. He believes that the idea of a universe without God is an oxymoron, a self-contradiction. God's Planet exposes the fallacy in thinking that science and religion can be kept apart. Gingerich frames his argument around three questions: Was Copernicus right, in dethroning Earth from its place at the center of the universe? Was Darwin right, in placing humans securely in an evolving animal kingdom? And was Hoyle right, in identifying physical constants in nature that seem singularly tuned to allow the existence of intelligent life on planet Earth? Using these episodes from the history of science, Gingerich demonstrates that cultural attitudes, including religious or antireligious beliefs, play a significant role in what passes as scientific understanding. The more rigorous science becomes over time, the more clearly God's handiwork can be comprehended
Summary
Many scientists look at the known universe and conclude we are here by chance. The renowned astronomer and historian of science Owen Gingerich looks at the same evidence - along with the fact that the universe is comprehensible to our minds - and sees it as proof for the planning and intentions of a Creator-God. He believes that the idea of a universe without God is an oxymoron, a self-contradiction. God's Planet exposes the fallacy in thinking that science and religion can be kept apart
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10389380
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DLC
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Gingerich, Owen
Dewey number
215
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religion and science
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Hoyle, Fred
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Hoyle, Fred
  • Religion and science
Target audience
adult
Label
God's planet, Owen Gingerich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Was Copernicus right? -- Was Darwin right? -- Was Hoyle right?
Control code
ocn875999945
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiii, 170 pages
Isbn
9780674417106
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014012008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)875999945
Label
God's planet, Owen Gingerich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Was Copernicus right? -- Was Darwin right? -- Was Hoyle right?
Control code
ocn875999945
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiii, 170 pages
Isbn
9780674417106
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014012008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)875999945

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