Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion
Consider the complexity of a living cell after 3.8 billion years of evolution. Is it more awesome to suppose that a transcendent God fashioned the cell at a stroke, or to realize that it evolved with no Almighty Hand, but arose on its own in the changing biosphere?
In this bold and fresh look at science and religion, complexity theorist Stuart Kauffman argues that the qualities of divinity that we revere—creativity, meaning, purposeful action—are properties of the universe that can be investigated methodically. He offers stunning evidence for this idea in an abundance of fields, from cell biology to the philosophy of mind, and uses it to find common ground between belief systems often at odds with one another.
A daring and ambitious argument for a new understanding of natural divinity, Reinventing the Sacred challenges readers both scientifically and philosophically.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DavidCLDriedger - LibraryThing
data data data = new agey vision of global sacredness I am not really even criticizing what he ends with, though what he ends with is not very critical, but dear god I just don't get how scientists make these moves. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - NielsenGW - LibraryThing
For those people who say that the evidence for God is in nature, Stuart Kauffman is a good way to bridge the gap between a godless universe and one where spirituality pervades the fabric of existence ... Read full review