By Stephen M. Barr
A large amount of public debate and media print has been dedicated to the “war among technology and religion.”
In his available and eminently readable new ebook, Stephen M. Barr demonstrates that what's relatively at conflict with faith isn't technology itself, yet a philosophy known as clinical materialism. Modern Physics and old Faith argues that the nice discoveries of contemporary physics are extra appropriate with the relevant teachings of Christianity and Judaism approximately God, the cosmos, and the human soul than with the atheistic standpoint of medical materialism.
Scientific materialism grew out of clinical discoveries made up of the time of Copernicus as much as the start of the 20 th century. those discoveries led many considerate humans to the belief that the universe has no reason or objective, that the human race is an unintended derivative of blind fabric forces, and that the final word truth is topic itself. Barr contends that the progressive discoveries of the 20 th century run counter to this line of concept. He makes use of 5 of those discoveries—the substantial Bang concept, unified box theories, anthropic coincidences, Gödel’s Theorem in arithmetic, and quantum theory—to forged critical doubt at the materialist’s view of the area and to offer higher credence to Judeo-Christian claims approximately God and the universe.
Written in transparent language, Barr’s rigorous and reasonable textual content explains smooth physics to common readers with no oversimplification. utilizing the insights of contemporary physics, he unearths that glossy clinical discoveries and spiritual religion are deeply consonant. somebody with an curiosity in technological know-how and faith will locate Modern Physics and old Faith invaluable.
“A smooth physicist who writes with impressive readability and verve, and is aware the highbrow arguments lengthy utilized by the traditional faiths, Stephen Barr offers a super safeguard of the integrity of technological know-how within the tooth of its strongest sleek bias, via telling the fascinating tale of the increase, complacency, and fall of medical materialism. As his tale crackles alongside, and simply on the element of achieving relatively tricky ideas, he has a knack for inventing illustrations that make one's internal gentle bulbs flash back and again.” —Michael Novak, Winner of the 1994 Templeton Prize for growth in Religion
“Barr has produced an excellent and authoritative safety of Biblical religion within the gentle of latest technological know-how. He perceives a significant clash, no longer among smooth physics and historical religion, yet among faith and materialism. I comprehend of no different booklet that makes the case opposed to materialism so lucidly, in truth, and deftly.” —Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian middle for Astrophysics
“Written from the point of view of an entire physicist, this publication is a useful contribution to the turning out to be curiosity within the courting among technology and faith. The arguments are carefully logical and the documentation is excellent.” —Robert Scherrer, Ohio nation University