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Title Science and religion : are they compatible? / edited by Paul Kurtz ; with the assistance of Barry Karr and Ranjit Sandhu.
Publication Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2003.
Description 368 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 215 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introductory. An overview of the issues / Paul Kurtz -- Are science and religion conflicting or complementary? : some thoughts about boundaries / Kendrick Frazier -- I. Cosmology and God. A designer universe? / Steven Weinberg -- Anthropic design : does the cosmos show evidence of purpose? / Victor J. Stenger -- From the anthropic principle to the supernatural / David A. Shotwell -- "God's goof," and the universe that knew we were coming / Owen Gingerich -- Big-bang cosmology and atheism : why the big bang is no help to theists / Quentin Smith -- Holy wars : an astrophysicist ponders the God question / Neil deGrasse Tyson -- II. Intelligent design : creationism versus science. Creationism versus evolution / Kendrick Frazier -- Skepticism's prospects for unseating intelligent design / William A. Dembski -- Design yes, intelligent no : a critique of intelligent-design theory and neocreationism / Massimo Pigliucci -- The 'science and religion movement' : an opportunity for improved public understanding of science? / Eugenie C. Scott -- A world designed by God : science and creationism in contemporary Islam / Taner Edis --
III. Religion and science in conflict. Science and religion in historical perspective / Vern L. Bullough -- The Galileo affair / Timothy Moy -- Uniting the world-- or dividing it : which outlook is truly universal, which parochial in the extreme? / Sir Hermann Bondi -- Why getting it right matters : how science prevails / Daniel C. Dennett -- The dangerous quest for cooperation between science and religion / Jacob Pandian -- Science versus religion : a conversation with my students / Barry A. Palevitz -- Credo / Arthur C. Clarke -- IV. Science and ethics : two magisteria. Nonoverlapping magisteria / Stephen Jay Gould -- You can't have it both ways : irreconcilable differences? / Richard Dawkins -- Where the two worlds tangle : there is a conflict in metaphysics-- but not in ethics / Richard Feynman -- V. The scientific investigation of paranatural claims. Examining claims of the "paranatural" : life after death / Paul Kurtz -- After-death communication studies / Richard Wiseman and CirĂ¡n O'Keefe -- Near-death experiences / Antony Flew -- Does the soul exist : from the mythological soul to the conscious brain / Jerome W. Elbert -- Efficacy of prayer / Irwin Tessman and Jack Tessman -- Science versus shroud science / Joe Nickell --
VI. Scientific explanations of religion. Why do people believe or disbelieve? / Paul Kurtz -- Supernatural power and cultural evolution / Anthony Layng -- The biological roots of religion / Morton Hunt -- Whence religious belief? / Steven Pinker -- Searching for God in the machine / David C. Noelle -- VII. Accommodating science and religion. Science and the unknowable / Martin Gardner -- A way of life for agnostics / James Lovelock -- Celebrating creation / Chet Raymo -- Science and religion in an impersonal universe / Matt Young -- Afterthoughts / Paul Kurtz.
Subject Religion and science.
Addl. Author Kurtz, Paul, 1925-2012.
Karr, Barry.
Sandhu, Ranjit.
ISBN 1591020646 (pbk. : alk. paper) :

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