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The Resource The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God, Carl Sagan ; edited by Ann Druyan

The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God, Carl Sagan ; edited by Ann Druyan

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The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God
Title
The varieties of scientific experience
Title remainder
a personal view of the search for God
Statement of responsibility
Carl Sagan ; edited by Ann Druyan
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Language
eng
Summary
Sagan sets down his detailed thoughts on the relationship between religion and science and describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. In 1985, Sagan was invited to give the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland on the grand occasion of the lectureship's centennial. The result is this delightfully intimate discussion of his views on topics ranging from the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets to the danger of nuclear annihilation of our own, on creationism and so-called intelligent design to a new concept of science as "informed worship" to manic depression and the possible chemical nature of transcendence. In his trademark clear and down-to-earth voice, the late astronomer and astrophysicist illuminates his conversation with examples from cosmology, physics, philosophy, literature, psychology, cultural anthropology, mythology, theology, and more.--From publisher description
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189896
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DLC
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1934-1996
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Sagan, Carl
Dewey number
215
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL183
LC item number
.S24 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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1949-
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Druyan, Ann
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  • Sagan, Carl
  • Natural theology
  • Religion and science
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a personal view of the search for God
Label
The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God, Carl Sagan ; edited by Ann Druyan
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Publication
Note
  • The author's 1985 Gifford lectures
  • Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Carl Sagan's 1985 Gifford Lectures -- Nature and wonder: a reconnaissance of heaven -- The retreat from Copernicus: a modern loss of nerve -- Extraterrestrial intelligence -- Extraterrestrial folklore: implications for the evolution of religion -- The god hypothesis -- The religious experience -- Crimes against creation -- The search -- Selected Q & A
Control code
617421
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781594201073
Lccn
2006044827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594201073
  • (OCoLC)69021064
Label
The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God, Carl Sagan ; edited by Ann Druyan
Publication
Note
  • The author's 1985 Gifford lectures
  • Includes 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
Carl Sagan's 1985 Gifford Lectures -- Nature and wonder: a reconnaissance of heaven -- The retreat from Copernicus: a modern loss of nerve -- Extraterrestrial intelligence -- Extraterrestrial folklore: implications for the evolution of religion -- The god hypothesis -- The religious experience -- Crimes against creation -- The search -- Selected Q & A
Control code
617421
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781594201073
Lccn
2006044827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594201073
  • (OCoLC)69021064

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