Facets of Faith and Science: Vol. III: The Role of Beliefs in the Natural Sciences

Facets of Faith and Science: Vol. III: The Role of Beliefs in the Natural Sciences

By: Jitse M. van der Meer (author)Paperback

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This third volume of Facets of Faith and Science presents case studies covering astronomy, biology, cosmology, and physics. Chapters Include: The Role of Beliefs in Modern Cosmology; Rationalism, Voluntarism and Seventeeth Century Science; Newton's Rejection of the Newtonian World View: The Role of Divine Will in Newton's Natural Philosophy; Astronomy for the People: R.A. Proctor and the Popularization of the Victorian Universe; Physical Laws as Knowledge and Belief; On the Complexity of the Relationship between Astronomy and Religion: Jesuit Missionary-Astronomers in the Sixteenth and Seventeeth Centuries; Astral Piety, Astronomy, and Ethics in the Ancient Mediterranean; The Shroud of Turin: Resetting the Carbon-14 Clock; Newton and Christianity; Mind and Brain, Science and Religion: Comparing of the Work of Donald M. McKay and Roger W. Sperry; The Role of Theology in Current Evolutionary Reasoning; The Concept of the 'Open System': Another Machine Metaphor for the Organism?; The Concept of Hierarchy in Contemporary Systems Thinking: A Key to Overcoming Reductionism?; Control Hierarchies: A View of Life.

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  • ISBN13: 9780819199911
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9780819199911
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 0819199915

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