The View From The Center Of The Universe

Author: Joel R. Primack
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101126884
Size: 14,97 MB
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In this strikingly original book, a world-renowned cosmologist and an innovative writer of the history and philosophy of science uncover an astonishing truth: Humans actually are central to the universe. What does this mean for our culture and our personal lives? The answer is revolutionary: a science-based cosmology that allows us to understand the universe as a whole and our extraordinary place in it.

The View From Lazy Point

Author: Carl Safina
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429950358
Size: 19,80 MB
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An exhilarating journey of natural renewal through a year with MacArthur fellow Carl Safina Beginning in his kayak in his home waters of eastern Long Island, Carl Safina's The View from Lazy Point takes us through the four seasons to the four points of the compass, from the high Arctic south to Antarctica, across the warm belly of the tropics from the Caribbean to the west Pacific, then home again. We meet Eskimos whose way of life is melting away, explore a secret global seed vault hidden above the Arctic Circle, investigate dilemmas facing foraging bears and breeding penguins, and sail to formerly devastated reefs that are resurrecting as fish graze the corals algae-free. "Each time science tightens a coil in the slack of our understanding," Safina writes, "it elaborates its fundamental discovery: connection." He shows how problems of the environment drive very real matters of human justice, well-being, and our prospects for peace. In Safina's hands, nature's continuous renewal points toward our future. His lively stories grant new insights into how our world is changing, and what our response ought to be.

The View From The Ground

Author: Martha Gellhorn
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802191177
Size: 12,78 MB
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An anthology spanning six decades of on-the-scene journalism from “one of the most eloquent witnesses of the twentieth century” (Bill Buford, Granta). For nearly sixty years, Martha Gellhorn traveled the globe to report on the tumult and extremity of life in the twentieth century. The View from the Ground, as Gellhorn explains, “is a selection of articles written during six decades; peace-time reporting. That is to say, the countries in the background were at peace at the moment of writing; not that there was peace on earth.” Included here are accounts of America during the Depression, Israel and Palestine in the 1950s, post-Franco Spain, protests at the White House, domestic life in Africa, and Gellhorn’s return to Cuba after a forty-one-year absence—among many other topics. Informed by the horrors of fascism in Spain and Germany, the modern terror in Central America, and by the courage of those who stand up to the thugs both in an out of government, The View from the Ground is a singular act of testimony that, like its companion volume, The Face of War, is “an eloquent, unforgettable history of a chaotic century” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Answers From The Center Of The Universe About Things Unknown

Author: Kent R. Brown
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9781583421598
Size: 13,20 MB
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A God That Could Be Real

Author: Nancy Ellen Abrams
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807073407
Size: 20,55 MB
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A paradigm-shifting blend of science, religion, and philosophy for agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded readers Many people are fed up with the way traditional religion alienates them: too easily it can perpetuate conflict, vilify science, and undermine reason. Nancy Abrams, a philosopher of science, lawyer, and lifelong atheist, is among them. And yet, when she turned to the recovery community to face a personal struggle, she found that imagining a higher power gave her a new freedom. Intellectually, this was quite surprising. Meanwhile her husband, famed astrophysicist Joel Primack, was helping create a new theory of the universe based on dark matter and dark energy, and Abrams was collaborating with him on two books that put the new scientific picture into a social and political context. She wondered, “Could anything actually exist in this strange new universe that is worthy of the name ‘God?’” In A God That Could Be Real, Abrams explores a radically new way of thinking about God. She dismantles several common assumptions about God and shows why an omniscient, omnipotent God that created the universe and plans what happens is incompatible with science—but that this doesn’t preclude a God that can comfort and empower us. Moving away from traditional arguments for God, Abrams finds something worthy of the name “God” in the new science of emergence: just as a complex ant hill emerges from the collective behavior of individually clueless ants, and just as the global economy emerges from the interactions of billions of individuals’ choices, God, she argues, is an “emergent phenomenon” that arises from the staggering complexity of humanity’s collective aspirations and is in dialogue with every individual. This God did not create the universe—it created the meaning of the universe. It’s not universal—it’s planetary. It can’t change the world, but it helps us change the world. A God that could be real, Abrams shows us, is what humanity needs to inspire us to collectively cooperate to protect our warming planet and create a long-term civilization.

Religions In The Making

Author: John B. Cobb
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621894843
Size: 11,27 MB
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Whitehead had a place for God in his comprehensive cosmological vision, and his theism has long attracted interest from some Christian theologians. But Whitehead's ideas have much wider use. Some Buddhists have found help in articulating their nontheistic vision and relating it to the current world of thought and action. In this book religious writers in seven different traditions articulate how they can benefit from Whitehead's work. So this volume demonstrates that various features of his thought can contribute to many communities. According to his followers, Whitehead shows that the deepest convictions and commitments of the major religious communities can be complementary rather than in conflict. Readers of this book will see how that plays out in some detail. A Whiteheadian Hindu can recognize the truth in a Whiteheadian Judaism, and both can appreciate the insights of Chinese Whiteheadians committed to their classical thinking. Perhaps a new day in interreligious understanding has come.

The View From A Distant Star

Author: Harlow Shapley
Size: 10,84 MB
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The Logos The Word In A View From Eternity Eye Paperback

Author: Mira Daniel ( Includes PJ B)
Editor: Mira Daniel (PB)
ISBN: 1326070886
Size: 16,96 MB
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The Logos- The Word, In-A View From Eternity Eye - Paperback The Logos - The Word, in a View From Eternity's Eye, Part 1 is my work for the Lord Jesus my Great Author , He inspired me to write the Logos word of God in this manuscript. Now it available for all the nations to learn the True Gospel of Jesus Christ live a blessed and Holy life and Repent of sins and come back to the Lord Jesus. You need Jesus to give you a Personal relationship with God daily and to Repent of sin and let Him make you clean from sin and Born Again in the Spirit of God. Any sales I receive is for the purpose to use to pay costs, materials, resources costs to bring this work to people the poor and needy, the fatherless, the homeless: and to those who Lost touch with God grace and love. I bring many Lost souls back to the Lord and to help those in need of God to come back to the Lord, to set the Captives Free . My works for the Glory of the Lord and the poor and needy and those who Lost touch with the Lord and desire to come back to the Father's care. God Bless you Mira Daniel ( OB)

The View From Serendip

Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575121866
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Speculations on space, science and the sea together with fragments of an Equatorial Autobiography.