The Privileged Planet

Author: Guillermo Gonzalez,Jay W. Richards

Publisher: Gateway Editions

ISBN: 1684510775

Category: Science

Page: 466

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Earth. The Final Frontier Contrary to popular belief, Earth is not an insignificant blip on the universe’s radar. Our world proves anything but average in Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards’ The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery. But what exactly does Earth bring to the table? How does it prove its worth among numerous planets and constellations in the vastness of the Milky Way? In The Privileged Planet, you’ll learn about the world’s life-sustaining capabilities, water and its miraculous makeup, protection by the planetary giants, and how our planet came into existence in the first place.

Scientists Discover God

Author: William Dallas

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 162020648X

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 5273


This book seeks to truthfully examine the facts that scientists have discovered about the origin of the universe and the beginning of life. Using this information the cases for creation and evolution are discussed with an open mind. The scientific evidence on the subject is recorded. The flaws in some claims are exposed. The readers can therefore form their own opinion on the scientists' interpretation of the facts. Using Christian and Non-Christian historical sources the Christian Churches' beliefs are examined to determine the reliability of the churches' teaching.

Science and the Mind of the Maker

Author: Melissa Cain Travis

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736971297

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 8586


Are We an Accident...or Not? The question of cosmic origins and our place in the grand scheme of things has been debated for millennia. Why do we exist? Why does anything exist at all? Today's popular narrative, based on advancements in science, is that it all happened by natural, random processes. Melissa Cain Travis points to powerful evidence that the opposite is true—that cosmology, astronomy, biochemistry, and other disciplines strongly support what she calls "The Maker Thesis," which explains the origin, rationality, and intricacy of nature and the human mind's capacity to comprehend it. Our universe is made up of numerous complex systems of order that both interact and coexist with each other as if in a carefully choreographed dance. Follow along on a fascinating journey about how the structure of nature and the mind of man resonate in ways that point to a Maker who fully intended the astounding discoveries being made in the natural sciences today.

Y-Origins

Author: Bright Media Foundat,Wesscott Marketing

Publisher: Wesscott Marketing

ISBN: 9780971742222

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Spiritual Brain

Author: Mario Beauregard,Denyse O'Leary

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061752754

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 2461


Do religious experiences come from God, or are they merely the random firing of neurons in the brain? Drawing on his own research with Carmelite nuns, neuroscientist Mario Beauregard shows that genuine, life-changing spiritual events can be documented. He offers compelling evidence that religious experiences have a nonmaterial origin, making a convincing case for what many in scientific fields are loath to consider—that it is God who creates our spiritual experiences, not the brain. Beauregard and O'Leary explore recent attempts to locate a "God gene" in some of us and claims that our brains are "hardwired" for religion—even the strange case of one neuroscientist who allegedly invented an electromagnetic "God helmet" that could produce a mystical experience in anyone who wore it. The authors argue that these attempts are misguided and narrow-minded, because they reduce spiritual experiences to material phenomena. Many scientists ignore hard evidence that challenges their materialistic prejudice, clinging to the limited view that our experiences are explainable only by material causes, in the obstinate conviction that the physical world is the only reality. But scientific materialism is at a loss to explain irrefutable accounts of mind over matter, of intuition, willpower, and leaps of faith, of the "placebo effect" in medicine, of near-death experiences on the operating table, and of psychic premonitions of a loved one in crisis, to say nothing of the occasional sense of oneness with nature and mystical experiences in meditation or prayer. Traditional science explains away these and other occurrences as delusions or misunderstandings, but by exploring the latest neurological research on phenomena such as these, The Spiritual Brain gets to their real source.

Darwin's Pious Idea

Author: Conor Cunningham

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 612

View: 7650


According to British scholar Conor Cunningham, the debate today between religion and evolution has been hijacked by extremists: on one side stand fundamentalist believers who reject evolution outright; on the opposing side are fundamentalist atheists who claim that Darwin s theory rules out the possibility of God. Both sides are dead wrong, argues Cunningham, who is at once a Christian and a firm believer in the theory of evolution. In Darwin s Pious Idea Cunningham puts forth a trenchant, compelling case for both creation and evolution, drawing skillfully on an array of philosophical, theological, historical, and scientific sources to buttress his arguments.

Darwin Strikes Back

Author: Thomas Woodward

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 9760


Thomas Woodward traces the continuing saga of the ID movement in Darwin Strikes Back helping readers navigate the tangled maze of public debate and showing them what might be coming next.

Nature

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: 1334

View: 9786