Friday, July 23, 2010

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God - Carl Sagan

Sagan, writing from beyond the grave (actually his new book, The Varieties of Scientific Experience, is an edited version of his 1985 Gifford Lectures), asks why, if God created the universe, he left the evidence so scant. He might have embedded Maxwell’s equations in Egyptian hieroglyphs. The Ten Commandments might have been engraved on the moon. "Or why not a hundred- kilometer crucifix in Earth orbit?… Why should God be so clear in the Bible and so obscure in the world?" He laments what he calls a "retreat from Copernicus," a loss of nerve, an emotional regression to the idea that humanity must occupy center stage. Scientific American

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Dusan said...

After seeing this book here, I decided to buy it in a local bookstore. So far I've managed to read two or three chapters and it's really very nice.
Packed with information and entertaining too.

Simko said...

Thanks a lot mate.

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