The God Problem

The God Problem

How A Godless Cosmos Creates

Book - 2012
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God's war crimes, Aristotle's sneaky tricks, Galileos creationism, Newton's intelligent design, entropys errors, Einstein's pajamas, John Conway's game of loneliness, Information Theory's blind spot, Stephen Wolfram's New Kind Of Science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you're about to see.
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012
Description: 708 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781616145514
161614551X
Branch Call Number: 500 Blo

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RICHARD WOJCIK
Mar 28, 2017

This is not really a book about God or religion. Howard K Bloom, the author, admits to being an atheist, but the book is not about that. He asks the question of how, in the context of modern cosmology, the universe could have come to exist. How did your understanding of the cosmos evolve?

This book is a tour de force that explores a number of themes that range from autobiographical reminisces to the history of science and the nature of deterministic chaos. I thoroughly enjoyed Bloom's entertaining romp through the history of mathematics, logic, and science. Not only did I learn a lot of new things, but Bloom has a knack for explaining complex concepts in a way that laymen can appreciate.

I have recommended this book to a number of friends, and not all have found it as eye-opening and enjoyable as I did. So I recommend that you give it a try, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Personally, I give it the highest recommendation.

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JackPurcell
Mar 21, 2015

The book is billed as a challenging read. A good summation.

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