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Title
The varieties of scientific experience varieties of scientific experience :
Type
Text
Subject
Natural theology.
Religion and science.
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996--Religion.
Language
English
Classification
LCC: BL183 .S24 2006 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 215 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2006044827
Supplementary Content
Index present
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.
Table Of Contents
Nature and wonder : a reconnaissance of heaven
The retreat from Copernicus : a modern loss of nerve
The organic universe
Extraterrestrial intelligence
Extraterrestrial folklore : implications for the evolution of religion
The god hypothesis
The religious experience
Crimes against creation
The search
Selected Q & A.
Authorized Access Point
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996. varieties of scientific experience
Authorized Access Point Variant
Druyan, Ann, 1949- varieties of scientific experience