Science & God is directed to any person interested in learning whether science concludes, as it did in the 19th century, that God is dead. By correlating economics with cosmology, M.L. and John Greenhut conclude that God is very much alive and responsible, not only for our physical, but our economic lives. The authors begin by providing an understanding of the basic elements of physics, chemistry, cosmology, and economics. They then explain, for the first time, the unique equilibria that apply correlatively to our physical universe and our economic universe. To remain as scientific as possible, the authors recognize the existence of contrary views to creationism on the part of physical scientists who claim that every physical life-creating miracle on the planet could have occurred by chance. But can the veritably infinite number of economic interdependencies that prevail and the related unique parameters which characterize our business lives also be deemed accidental? The totality add up to one too many sets of accidents, and thereby points sharply to a world created by God.
M.L. Greenhut is Professor Emeritus of Liberal Arts and Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station. John G. Greenhut is Associate Professor of Finance & Business Economics at Arizona State University West, Phoenix.
Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Miraculous World, Miraculous Minds Chapter 5 The Book's Division Chapter 6 Part One: Some Details About the Atom Chapter 7 The Concept of an Equilibrium Chapter 8 A Few Elementary Thoughts on Chemistry Chapter 9 Nuclear Science Chapter 10 A Few Elementary Thoughts on Economics Chapter 11 Cosmologists and God Chapter 12 A Preview of Parts II and III Chapter 13 Our Fine-Tuned Universe Chapter 14 Part Two: Introduction Chapter 15 A Note on Ancient Philosophic Thoughts Chapter 16 Relativity: An Introductory Sketch of Its Universe Chapter 17 Economics: An Introductory Sketch of Its Universe Chapter 18 Cosmology and Economics Chapter 19 Part Three: Theology, Science, and Philosophy Chapter 20 General Equilibrium in Economics Chapter 21 Combining Relativity and Economic Theory Chapter 22 Our Creator's Fine-Tuned Universe Chapter 23 Cosmological Forces and Their Economic Counterparts Chapter 24 Theology: One of Many Extensions Available to Individuals Chapter 25 Concluding Remarks: Carbon, the Cosmological Constant, Economics, and the Challenge Left for Social Scientists and Philosophers Chapter 26 Postscript I: On Physical Science and Biblical Dating Chapter 27 Postludes Chapter 28 Appendices Chapter 29 Special Appendices on Economics Chapter 30 Special Appendices on Relativity Chapter 31 Postscript II: Some Detailed Thoughts on Humanism, Marxism, and Teleology