Religion and Science
Science & Islam
Paperback ISBN: 1785782029
Long before the European Enlightenment, scholars and researchers working from Samarkand in modern-day Uzbekistan to Cordoba in Spain advanced our knowledge of astronomy, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine and philosophy. From Musa al-Khwarizmi, who developed algebra in ninth-century Baghdad, to al-Jazari, a 13th-century Turkish engineer whose achievements include the crank, the camshaft and the reciprocating piston, Ehsan Masood tells the amazing story of one of history’s most misunderstood yet rich and fertile periods in science, via the scholars, research, and science of the Islamic empires of the Middle Ages.
Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit
Paperback ISBN: 0143116770
Collects interviews and discussions on the interplay between scientific and religious inquiry, contributed by some of today's greatest thinkers, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, and Esther Sternberg.
Einstein and Religion
Physics and Theology
Hardcover ISBN: 0691006997
Focusing on Einstein's religious and spiritual beliefs, a new study of the physicist's "irrationalism" begins with his early religious formation and carefully following the evolution of his belief in an impersonal God reminiscent of Spinoza's.
Science Tackles the Afterlife
Paperback ISBN: 0393329127
Draws on the beliefs and achievements of a range of contemporary and historical scientists, engineers, and mediums to consider the feasibility of life after death, from a reincarnation researcher's experimentation with out-of-body experiences to laboratory investigations into ghosts and the nature of consciousness. By the author of Stiff. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God
Hardcover ISBN: 0061828505
Greg Gaffin--a founder of the punk band Bad Religion, who also happens to lecturing professor of evolution at UCLA--describes his own coming of age as an artist, as well as the formation of his naturalist worldview on questions involving God, science and human meaning. 40,000 first printing.
The Clash Between Biotechnology and Spirituality
Paperback ISBN: 0060582685
A distinguished molecular biologist examines the scientific principles and research behind the emerging field of biotechnology, discussing the clash between science and spirituality and the ramifications of that conflict in terms of hindering life-saving scientific innovations. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
A Buddhist View of Physics and the Mind
Paperback ISBN: 1559391995
For centuries scientists and philosophers have pondered the relationship between scientific theory and reality. Analyzing two major positions, the author points out the many assumptions required to adopt the realist view, and nihilism implicit in the instrumentalist position.
A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason
Paperback ISBN: 0307275663
A best-selling author chronicles the more than three-hundred-year debate between religion and science as revealed through the long and momentous odyssey of the skeletal remains of French philosopher René Descartes, creator of the famous phrase "I think, therefore I am." Reprint.