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God & the New Physics

Paul Davies

God & the New Physics

Paul Davies

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Paperback reissue of a book first published in 1983. It presents the theories and findings of modern physics and shows how these relate to many of the questions which have formerly been addressed to religion. Includes references, a bibliography and an index. British-born, the author is a well-known physicist and has written many other books including 'The Mind of God', winner of the 1992 Eureka Science Book Prize. He is currently professor of mathematical physics at the University of Adelaide.

- Publisher How did the world begin - and how will it end? These questions are not new; what is new, argues Paul Davies, is that we may be on the verge of answering them. Here he explains, in clear, jargon-free language, how the recent far-reaching discoveries of the new physics are revolutionizing our view of the world and, in particular, throwing light on many of the questions formerly posed by religion. Science has come of age, Professor Davies believes, and can now offer a surer path to God than can religion. In this important, exciting and highly readable book, he explains why.

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About "God & the New Physics"

Paperback reissue of a book first published in 1983. It presents the theories and findings of modern physics and shows how these relate to many of the questions which have formerly been addressed to religion. Includes references, a bibliography and an index. British-born, the author is a well-known physicist and has written many other books including 'The Mind of God', winner of the 1992 Eureka Science Book Prize. He is currently professor of mathematical physics at the University of Adelaide.
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How did the world begin - and how will it end? These questions are not new; what is new, argues Paul Davies, is that we may be on the verge of answering them. Here he explains, in clear, jargon-free language, how the recent far-reaching discoveries of the new physics are revolutionizing our view of the world and, in particular, throwing light on many of the questions formerly posed by religion. Science has come of age, Professor Davies believes, and can now offer a surer path to God than can religion. In this important, exciting and highly readable book, he explains why.
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Meet the Author

Paul Davies

Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster. He received degrees in physics from University College, London. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University, Sydney and has held previous academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Adelaide. Most of his research has been in the area of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Davies has also has written many books for the general reader in the fascinating fields of cosmology and physics. He is the author of over twenty-five books, including The Mind of God, Other Worlds, God and the New Physics, The Edge of Infinity, The Cosmic Blueprint, Are We Alone?, The Fifth Miracle, The Last Three Minutes, About Time, and How to Build a Time Machine. His awards include an Advance Australia Award for outstanding contributions to science, two Eureka Prizes, the 2001 Kelvin Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics, and the 2002 Faraday Prize by The Royal Society for Progress in religion. He also received the Templeton Prize for his contributions to the deeper implications of science. In April 1999 the asteroid 1992 OG was officially named (6870) Pauldavies in his honour.

Table Of Contents

  • Science And Religion In A Changing World
  • Genesis
  • Did God Create The Universe?
  • What Is Life? - Holism Vs Reductionism
  • Mind And Soul
  • The Self
  • The Quantum Factor
  • Time
  • Free Will And Determinism
  • The Fundamental Structure Of Matter
  • Accident Or Design?
  • Black Holes And Cosmic Chaos
  • Miracles
  • The End Of The Universe
  • Is The Universe A ""free Lunch""?
  • The Physicist's Conception Of Nature.

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  • Catalogue Code 59942
  • Product Code 014013462X
  • EAN 9780140134629
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Nov 1990
  • Sales Rank #21723
  • Dimensions 198 x 129 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.368kg

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