The Varieties of Scientific Experience
A Personal View of the Search for God
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ISBN10: 0143112627 ISBN13: 9780143112624 Contributors: Druyan, Ann (Editor) Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Nov 6 2007 Pages: 304 Weight: 0.96lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 2.00" Language: English
Carl Sagan's prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. Exhibiting a breadth of intellect nothing short of astounding, Sagan presents his views on a wide range of topics, including the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets, creationism and so-called intelligent design, and a new concept of science as "informed worship." Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985 but never published, this book offers a unique encounter with one of the most remarkable minds of the twentieth century.