The Privileged Planet

How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery

Author: Guillermo Gonzalez,Jay Wesley Richards

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596987073

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 2929

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.

Welcome to Your Designer Planet!

A Brief Account of the Cosmogony on Earth

Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595888402

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 686

View: 8868

We now live in the time of the Gaian hierophant. This is the one who reveals and shows us how to relate to the sacred aspects of Gaia, our planet. Who is this hierophant? Each of us, when we join the campaign with Gaia against the desecration of our natural environment. But first we have to discover what the Earth really is. The Earth's thousands of sacred sites hold a secret: they are functional parts of the planet's geomantic body, consciousness nodes in the Earth's subtle body. Each veils a Light temple, each once known widely and remembered in myth, and Welcome to Your Designer Planet! documents 165 different kinds. The Earth is not an accident of the cosmos, but was designed specifically for humans as an extended Mystery temple primed to support and enhance our greater awareness. And the designers intended that humans help maintain it. Want to help the ecosystem and modulate global warming and climate change? Plug yourself into the Earth's Light grid through your nearest sacred site and start helping. Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton presents a working model of the Earth's geomantic reality based on 24 years of research. The world's myths are the doorway into this fantastic domain of the Earth's visionary geography, showing us where to go and what to do and even what kinds of spiritual beings to expect to see. The future of the Earth is in our hands. Here are some pages from its design manual showing us how to fine-tune our wonderful host planet.

A Science and Religion Primer

Author: Heidi A. Campbell,Heather Looy

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441205136

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 9870

A Science and Religion Primer is a unique resource: an encyclopedia, an annotated bibliography, and a survey of the relationship between two equally complex fields. Editors Heidi Campbell and Heather Looy begin their work with four chapters from expert contributors: history of the science and religion dialogue, the role of philosophy in the science and religion dialogue, theology's intersection with the science and religion dialogue, and science and technology in light of religion. Entries cover such diverse topics as philosopher of science Karl Popper, the anthropic principle, Gaia, theodicy, hermeneutics, Intelligent Design, and more. Professors and students of theology, religion, and science--at both the undergraduate and graduate levels--will welcome this contribution. A Science and Religion Primer is an accessible and affordable contribution to interdisciplinary studies and provides a respectful conversation between science and faith.

Venus: Dont Go There

What Science and Religion Reveal About Life After Death

Author: Michael T. Santini

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491747005

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 3690

Where do the unrighteous go after death? What is the plight of the guilty after the Day of Judgment? Are places like heaven, hell, and the lake of fire physical locations in the universe? Biblically based and scientifically reasoned answers to these questions, and more, lead to locating the planet Venus as one possible place for perdition. The book Venus: Don't Go There-What Science and Religion Reveal about Life after Death reviews past and present discoveries and provides future evidence for alliance between the physical sciences and the Bible. God ordained the sciences and religion to work together for the common good and to lead toward a comprehensive understanding of the future. Correlation between the Holy Scriptures and the sciences can work together to provide reasonable and meaningful truths. Through interdisciplinary study, the author deduces the ultimate destiny for unsaved humanity could be within the solar system, while providing a unique perspective to life after death.

The Spiritual Brain

A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul

Author: Mario Beauregard,Denyse O'Leary

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061752759

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 782

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.

Vast Universe

Extraterrestrials and Christian Revelation

Author: Thomas F. O'Meara

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 081468047X

Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 590

If we have learned anything from recent advances in cosmology and astronomy, it is that we have only barely begun to comprehend the vastness of our universe and all that it contains. For Christians, this raises some fascinating questions: If there are intelligent beings out there, what would be their relationship to what Christianity claims is a special history on Earth of life with God? Would the fact of persons on other planets banish or modify our understanding of God? Would it reduce the importance of Jesus? What role might goodness and evil play in extraterrestrial civilizations? Might God have incarnated himself among other races of creatures, as he became incarnate as Jesus among us? Respectful of the sciences that disclose the reality of the universe, Thomas O'Meara wonders about good and evil, intelligence and freedom, revelation and life as they might exist in other galaxies. In this book, one possible aspect of the universe we live in meets the perspective of Christian revelation.

The Purposeful Universe

How Quantum Theory and Mayan Cosmology Explain the Origin and Evolution of Life

Author: Carl Johan Calleman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591439884

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

View: 419

Identifying the Mayan World Tree with the central axis of the cosmos, the author shows how evolution is not random • Shows how the evolution of the universe emanates from the cosmic Tree of Life • Explains the origin and evolution of biological life and consciousness and how this is directed Using recent findings within cosmology, coupled with his broad understanding of the Mayan Calendar, biologist Carl Johan Calleman offers a revolutionary and fully developed ­alternative to Darwin’s theory of biological evolution--and the theory of randomness that holds sway over modern science. He shows how the recently discovered central axis of the universe correlates with the Tree of Life of the ancients. This provides an entirely new context for physics in general and especially for the origin and evolution of life and suggests that we look upon ourselves as parts of a hierarchy of systems that are all interrelated and evolve in a synchronized way. Calleman’s research demonstrates that life did not just accidentally “pop up” on our planet, but that Earth was a place specifically tagged for this. He demonstrates how the Mayan Calendar describes different quantum states of the Tree of Life and presents a new explanation for the origin and evolution of consciousness. Calleman uses his scientific background in biology and cosmology to show that the idea of the Purposeful Universe is real. He explains not only how DNA but also entire organisms have emerged in the image of the Tree of Life, a theory that has wide-ranging consequences not only for medicine but also for the origin of sacred geometry and the human soul. With this new theory of biological evolution the divide between science and religion disappears.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1532

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

44 Degrees

Unveiling the Mystery and Magnitude of the Seasons of Joseph

Author: Kevin McCoy Hunt

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490841601

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 7241

The story of Joseph of Egypt, Jacob’s eleventh son, has always been affectionately upheld as one of the greatest sagas of betrayal and redemption. Joseph is well-known by Bible readers for his dreams and sudden exaltation. In 44°, the author shares his testimony of a heavenly visitation that gave him deeper insight into this extraordinary life that unfolds its universal impact. This influence soars through history and continues into modern day scenarios, including the election of the 44th President of the United States. 44° uncovers how Joseph’s second dream surpasses his father’s interpretation. It reveals that the prophecies concerning him have affected world history as well as current events. This book also states further--with fresh insight--that Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated the endowment that impacted the life of Joseph. The spiritual link revealed in 44° has been understood by some religious scholars of yesterday, regarding England’s rise to its height of worldwide influence, before the torch was passed onto the development of the New World, spotlighting the USA. This examination is highlighted by the spiritual law of repeated history, and it points to the One who will provide the world with the genuine love all creation is longing for. The hope is that in discovering 44°, many will view life with a greater appreciation and expectancy.

Religion, culture, curriculum, and diversity in 21st century America

Author: Mary Alice Trent,Trevor Grizzle,Margaret Sehorn

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: 9780761835585

Category: Education

Page: 203

View: 4072

Comprised of fifteen essays, Religion, Culture, Curriculum, and Diversity in 21st Century America, provides a cutting-edge examination of diversity issues against the backdrop of curriculum development and outcomes in Christian higher education. The primary focus on diversity of race, ethnicity, and disabilities is explored in comparison with institutional changes in these areas that harmonize the efforts of administration, faculty, and students. Hiring practices are analyzed, as well as recruitment and retention of minority faculty and students. This works' secondary focus is on similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam regarding international customs and norms of immigrants, primarily from Africa, Asia, and India on America's Christian academia. The work is reader-friendly and recommended for students and scholars as well as for laypersons desirous of keeping pace with current diversity trends in American culture and religion.

God and Evolution

Author: Jay W. Richards

Publisher: Discovery Inst

ISBN: 9780979014161

Category: Religion

Page: 387

View: 3681

"This book is part of a series published by the Center for Science & Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle."--T.p. verso.

Darwin's Pious Idea

Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong

Author: Conor Cunningham

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 580

View: 3158

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.

A Biblical Case for an Old Earth

Author: David Snoke

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780801066191

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4696

The present creation-evolution debate is often cast as a choice between two positions: naturalistic evolution over millions of years or miraculous creation six thousand years ago. When simplified, this choice is often presented as one between science and the Bible, a choice that leaves much ground between the two views yet to be discussed. A Biblical Case for an Old Earth seeks to address the gap between theistic evolutionism and young-earth creationism by finally paying due attention to the biblical aspect of the debate. Both a scientist and a preacher, David Snoke presents a theological study of several themes in the evolution discussion, including the balance theme of Scripture and the day-age interpretation. Complete with an appendix that gives a literal translation of Genesis 1-11, this intriguing study will interest both scientists and lay Christians who want to dig into the faith-science intersection.

Der große Entwurf

eine neue Erklärung des Universums

Author: Stephen W. Hawking,Leonard Mlodinow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499623011

Category: Cosmology

Page: 189

View: 1505

Die letzten dreißig Jahre seines wissenschaftlichen Lebens verwandte Albert Einstein auf die Suche nach der Weltformel, die alle elementaren Naturkräfte in einer einzigen schlüssigen Theorie erklärt. Aber die Zeit war nicht reif für eine solche Entdeckung. Auch nicht, als Stephen Hawking 1988 Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit veröffentlichte. Sein Welt-Bestseller hat jedoch die Suche nach der einen Theorie von allem populär gemacht wie kein anderes Buch. Jetzt überrascht uns Hawking mit der Nachricht, dass wir womöglich kurz davorstehen. In Der große Entwurf schlägt das Jahrhundert-Genie einen ungewöhnlichen Weg vor, wie sich die widerstreitenden Theorien über Relativität und Quantenphysik zusammenfügen lassen. Für Hawking wäre dann bewiesen, was er heute nur vermuten kann: dass sich das Universum selbst erschaffen hat. Im Lichte von 40 Jahren eigener Forschung und mit Blick auf die bahnbrechenden astronomischen Entdeckungen und theoretischen Durchbrüche der letzten Jahre präsentiert Der große Entwurf eine aufregend neue und provokative Theorie über den Ursprung und die Entwicklung des Universums. In seiner klaren, eleganten und bilderreichen Sprache unternimmt es Hawking gemeinsam mit Leonard Mlodinow, uns Antworten zu geben auf die ersten und letzten Fragen unserer Existenz.

Modern Ezberlerin Sonu

Author: Mustafa Akyol

Publisher: Nesil Basım Yayın Gıda Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş

ISBN: 6051315810

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 7522

Modern zamanların ezberleri arasında herhalde en etkilisi, bilim ve din ile ilişkili olanlardır. Din ile bilimin çatıştığı tezi, bu ezberlerin ilkidir. Dinin 'dogma,' bilimin ise 'en hakiki mürşid' olduğu, bir diğeridir. Evrim teorisinin ispatlanmış gerçek, ateizmin bilimselliğin zorunlu sonucu olduğu, yine bu ezberlerden ikisidir. Bu modern ezberlere göre, 'inanmak' dindarların, 'düşünmek' inanç- sızların işidir. Modern ezberciler, düşünerek inanma gibi bir seçeneğe kapalı oldukları gibi, 'ateizme inanma' gibi bir olguya da kapalıdırlar. Newton başta olmak üzere, büyük bilim adamlarından birçoğunun aynı zamanda Allah'ın varlığına ve birliğine inanan insanlar olduğu gerçeğine de... Elinizdeki kitap, bilim, din ve ateizme dair, bir 'düşünce meselesi' olmaktan ziyade 'inanç meselesi' olagelmiş bütün bu modern ezberleri masaya yatırıyor. Kitabın sayfaları arasında ilerlerken, modern maddeci bilimsel anlayışa karşı, 'post-materyalist' bir bilimin ayak seslerini siz de işiteceksiniz... [Etkileşim Yayınları]

God

The Failed Hypothesis : how Science Shows that God Does Not Exist

Author: Victor J. Stenger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 294

View: 1307

Physicist Victor J. Stenger contends that, if God exists, some evidence for this existence should be detectable by scientific means, especially considering the central role that God is alleged to play in the operation of the universe and the lives of humans. Treating the traditional God concept like any other scientific hypothesis, Stenger examines all of the claims made for God's existence. He considers the latest Intelligent Design arguments as evidence of God's influence in biology. He looks at human behavior for evidence of immaterial souls and the possible effects of prayer. He discusses the findings of physics and astronomy in weighing the suggestions that the universe is the work of a creator and that humans are God's special creation. After evaluating all the scientific evidence, Stenger concludes that beyond a reasonable doubt the universe and life appear exactly as we might expect if there were no God.--From publisher description.

Traipsing Into Evolution

Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller V. Dover Decision

Author: John G. West,Casey Luskin,Jonathan Witt

Publisher: Discovery Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 123

View: 1234

This book is is a legal critique of of the factual and legal flaws in Judge John E. Jones III's Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School Board (2005), a controversial district court decision about the teaching of intelligent design in public schools. - Publisher.