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The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God / Carl Sagan ; edited by Ann Druyan.

Carl Sagan, 1934-1996.

New York ; London : Penguin Press, 2006.

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  • Title:
    The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God / Carl Sagan ; edited by Ann Druyan.
  • Author: Carl Sagan, 1934-1996.
  • Contributor: Ann Druyan 1949-
  • Subjects: Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996 -- Religion; Natural theology; Religion and science;
    Dewey: 215
  • Publication Details: New York ; London : Penguin Press, 2006.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Nature and wonder : a reconnaissance of heaven -- The retreat from Copernicus : a modern loss of nerve -- The organic universe -- Extraterrestrial intelligence -- Extraterrestrial folklore : implications for the evolution of religion -- The god hypothesis -- The religious experience -- Crimes against creation -- The search -- Selected Q & A.
    Summary: Sagan sets down his detailed thoughts on the relationship between religion and science and describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. In 1985, Sagan was invited to give the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland on the grand occasion of the lectureship's centennial. The result is this delightfully intimate discussion of his views on topics ranging from the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets to the danger of nuclear annihilation of our own, on creationism and so-called intelligent design to a new concept of science as "informed worship" to manic depression and the possible chemical nature of transcendence. In his trademark clear and down-to-earth voice, the late astronomer and astrophysicist illuminates his conversation with examples from cosmology, physics, philosophy, literature, psychology, cultural anthropology, mythology, theology, and more.--From publisher description.
  • Identifier: ISBN 1594201072 : No price; BNB GBA6A3129; System number 013603652
  • Notes: The author's 1985 Gifford lectures.
    Includes index.
  • Physical Description: xviii, 284 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Shelfmark(s): Document Supply m06/.41265
  • UIN: BLL01013603652

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