Astronomy for the Layman: Reality Before Belief

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Everpower Company, 1995 - Religion - 377 pages
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Contents

PREFACE
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Ancient Religious Myths or Twenti eth Century Science?
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How Much Reality Can be Found in Religious Belief?
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Four Billion Years Squeezed into 24 Hours
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Evolutionary Ancestors or Descendants of Adam and Eve?
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Another Theory About the Origin of Modern
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One Big Global Animal Family
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Reincarnation Reality and a Transfer of Spirits?
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Extraterrestrial Visitors No Longer Just Fiction the Evidence is Mounting
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The African Dogon Tribe and Their Most Incredible Legend
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More Creditable Reports of UFO Sightings
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Why are Alien Landing Sites and UFO Sightings Usu ally Reported from Remote Areas?
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Facts and Theories of Astronomy Made Easy and Com pared with Religious Teachings
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A Variety of Radiation Throughout the Universe
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The Solar System Planets Satellites and Asteroids
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Insects and Evolution
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The Power of DNA and Genes
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More on the Real Building Blocks of Life
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An EverChanging Universe Nature Never Stands Still
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Life Exists Where It was Never Expected and The Possibilities of a Biblical Flood
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Intelligent Reasoning Against Sense Pless Beliefs and Emotions
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Looking for Common Sense in Religion
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Who was Jesus Christ?
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All Life is Really Victim or Beneficiary of Natural or ManMade Circumstances
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Victims and Beneficiaries Regardless of Religious Faith
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Scientific Facts and Changing Environment are Shaping Our Lives NOT Religious Myth
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Birth Life and Death Determined by God or by the Facts of Nature?
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Negative and Positive Effects Through Civilization and Technology
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Death Part of a Natural Chain of Events or Gods Wish? What is Heaven and Hell?
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Causes of Death
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Science May Never be Perfect It is Usually More Bene ficial to Humanity than Religious Faith
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SelfRegulating Always Trying to Catch Up With Itself yet Forever Imperfect
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World Religions Traditions Facts and Logic
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A Critical Look at Major Scriptures and at Religious Prophecies of Doom and Gloom
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Criminal Laws Influenced too often by Religion
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The Reality of Statistics and World Religions
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Facts about Death and Destruction in the name of Religious Faith
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What is a Believers True Image of God or Allah?
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What Does It Do For Anybody? Is it a Form of SelfHypnosis?
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Prayer REALLY Help?
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Simple Numbers
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Higher Life Forms and Three Basic Varieties of Love
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Identical in Many Ways an Often Overlooked Reality
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Predictability of Disasters Through Science
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What is the Spirit What Do We Know About
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The Planet Mercury Never Really had a Chance
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Venus our Inhospitable Twin Or the Biblical Hell?
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Mars Often Thought to be the Closest Relative to Earth
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Asteroids Mysterious and Dangerous Companions in the Solar System
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Jupiter our Giant Companion in the Solar System
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Saturn the Second Giant and a Majestic Sight
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Interesting Discoveries in the Atmosphere of Saturns Moon Titan
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More About Saturn
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Uranus too Distant to be Seen with the Unaided
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Neptune What we see Happened Over Four Hours
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Pluto Usually the Most Distant Companion Planet Planet X and the Ancient Sumerians
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Interstellar Space Beyond Pluto
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Our Home Star The
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A Basic Introduction to Fusion or Thermonuclear Reaction
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More About our
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Nothing in Interstellar Space is Stationary 287 Our Neighbors Beyond the Solar System and the Constellations
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Astrology or Astronomy?
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How Immense are Galaxies Really?
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Our own Average Galaxy
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Galactic Neighbors and Their Origin
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Continuous Creation in the Universe Observable and Predictable?
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The Creation of a Star
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What have we Learned from Halleys Comet?
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Aging of a Star
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The Building Blocks of the Universe Seemingly
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Black Holes Perhaps the Strangest Cosmic Phenomena
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Gradual Elimination of International Borders to Com
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After Weather Control Let Scientists Cut Out
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The Final Choice is Ours
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