The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God by Carl Sagan

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Title: The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
Author: Carl Sagan
Category: Science
Date: 2006/
Lenguage: English
Publisher: unknown
Pages: unknown
ISBN10: 9781594201073

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On the 10th anniversary of his loss of life, sensible astrophysicist and Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sagan’s prescient exploration of the relationship between faith and science and his private search for God. Carl Sagan is taken into account one of the biggest scientific minds of our time. His exceptional capacity to elucidate science in phrases simply comprehensible to the layman in bestselling books comparable to Cosmos, The Dragons of Eden, and The Demon-Haunted World gained him a Pulitzer Prize and positioned him firmly subsequent to Isaac Asimov, Stephen Jay Gould, and Oliver Sachs as one of the most necessary and enduring communicators of science. In December 2006 it will likely be the tenth anniversary of Sagan’s loss of life, and Ann Druyan, his widow and longtime collaborator, will mark the event by releasing Sagan’s well-known “Gifford Lectures in Natural Theology,” The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God. The probability to provide the Gifford Lectures is an honor reserved for the most distinguished scientists and philosophers of our civilization. In 1985, on the grand event of the centennial of the lectureship, Carl Sagan was invited to provide them. He took the alternative to set down intimately his ideas on the relationship between faith and science in addition to to explain his personal private search to know the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. The Varieties of Scientific Experience, edited, up to date and with an introduction by Ann Druyan, is a bit like eavesdropping on a delightfully intimate dialog with the late nice astronomer and astrophysicist. In his charmingly down-to-earth voice, Sagan simply discusses his views on matters starting from manic despair and the probably chemical nature of transcendance to creationism and so-called clever design to the probability of clever life on different planets to the probability of nuclear annihilation of our personal to a brand new idea of science as “knowledgeable worship.” Exhibiting a breadth of mind nothing brief of astounding, he illuminates his explanations with examples from cosmology, physics, philosophy, literature, psychology, cultural anthropology, mythology, theology, and extra. Sagan’s humorous, sensible, and at occasions stunningly prophetic observations on some of the biggest mysteries of the cosmos have the invigorating impact of stimulating the mind, thrilling the creativeness, and reawakening us to the grandeur of life in the cosmos.

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