Science for Living : 5 Science Topics of Common Interest to Religion & Society Paperback / softback
In Gobekli Tepe' near Urfa, an ancient city in south-eastern Turkey, stand 11,000 year old concentric rings of old massive T shaped pillars.
The carvings by prehistoric, pre-agricultural people emphasise predators, and vultures in particular are even more prominent.
Archaeologists and anthropologists believe that the vultures represented the aspiration of humans to reach high into the heavens.
If the scientific thought and technological output is a measure, science has been in the same pursuit along with religion or perhaps before it, even in Gobekli Tepe.
While scientific topics remain at the core of human curiosity and spirituality even today, modern science has advanced tremendously, particularly over the last two centuries, leaving the general public unconnected with science.
While, the public have benefited increasingly from the technological fruits of science and science has become an integral part of their life, they have been increasingly unaware that science provides real and accessible answers to personal and societal questions.
In some circles, this has bred distrust of science and its process, where personal questions are concerned.
To those involved closely with science, the scientific knowledge and effort are inspirational and the scientific understanding of Nature creates a sense of awe.
This book attempts to give a sense of this scientific knowledge in basic science topics while providing a social and religious context.
It demonstrates to the readers that science progresses with integrity in methodology and arrives at conclusions that are robust and yet open to modification.
By familiarising the readers on the science discoveries in major areas, the book is intended to persuade the reader that science takes the high road to finding knowledge and therefore is to be trusted in its conclusions, when one is confronted by apparent contradictions or denials from personal, cultural and religious perspectives.
Even for the section of people who are very religious, it is shown that, in most areas, religions are not against science and do not deny scientific conclusions.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 454 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/12/2015
- Category: Religion & science
- ISBN: 9781634838061
- Hardback from £190.19