Paul Davies - WikiquoteHow did the universe begin and how will it end? What is matter? What is mind, and can it survive death? What are time and space, and how do they relate to ideas about God? Is the order of the universe the result of accident or design?
God and the New Physics by Paul Davies – book review
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How did the universe begin and how will it end? What is matter? What is mind, and can it survive death? What are time and space, and how do they relate to ideas about God? Is the order of the universe the result of accident or design? The most profound and age-old questions of existence -- for centuries the focus of religion and philosophy -- may soon be answered through the extraordinary advances of a field of science known as the new physics. In this illuminating work, Paul Davies, author of the acclaimed Other Worlds and The Edge of Infinity, writes that the discoveries of 20th-century physics -- relativity and the quantum theory -- are now pointing the way to a new appreciation of man and his place in the universe.
In God and the New Physics , Paul Davies explains how science has come of age, and can now offer a surer path to divinity than religion. Science is now on the verge of answering our most profound questions about the nature of existence. Here Paul Davies explains how the far-reaching discoveries of recent physics are revolutionizing our world and, in particular, throwing light on many of the questions formerly posed by religion, such as:. Why is there a universe? Where did we come from? What is life? How is the world organized?
T his is not a book about God: it is a book about what was in the new physics , by a distinguished scientist who would go on six years later to edit a massive scholarly work called The New Physics , who would then start getting interested in life on Earth, extraterrestrial life and right now the physics or mechanics of cancer. In other words, Davies is interested in all the questions raised 3, years ago by the Pentateuch; and in the increasingly intractable questions of how the universe began, how life began and how we came to be. Atheism, like Christianity, requires an act of faith. There is no evidence whatsoever for the non-existence of God, and there is plenty of evidence for His existence. However, this evidence is entirely anecdotal, highly subjective, often conflicting and not subject to scientific rigour. So in a new physicist picked up an old question first formulated perhaps 1, years ago by that great thinker St Augustine of Hippo, and years ago by St Thomas Aquinas: can God's signature be seen in the universe He created?