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  • Published: 25 October 1990
  • ISBN: 9780140134629
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $28.00
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God And The New Physics




In God and the New Physics, Paul Davies explains how science has come of age, and can now offer a surer path to divinity than religion.
Science is now on the verge of answering our most profound questions about the nature of existence. Here Paul Davies explains how the far-reaching discoveries of recent physics are revolutionizing our world and, in particular, throwing light on many of the questions formerly posed by religion, such as:
Why is there a universe?Where did we come from?What is life?How is the world organized?
Examining subjects from the creation to the soul, free will to time, black holes to miracles, he travels through science and religion to show us that there is more to the world than meets the eye.
'Excellent ... explains with fluent simplicity some of the profoundest questions of cosmology'
Daily Telegraph
'One of the finest science writers of this generation'
Independent
'Paul Davies is our best guide to this strange new world'
Observer
'A list of topics to which he refers would constitute an outline for a dictionary of contemporary scientific excitement. His style is clear, interesting, chatty'
The Times Higher Education Supplement
Paul Davies is Director of the BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, and co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. An internationally-acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster, Davies is the author of some twenty award-winning books, including The Eerie Silence:Searching for Ourselves in the Universe, The Goldilocks Enigma:Why is the Universe Just Right for Life? and The Mind of God: Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning.
%%%In God and the New Physics, Paul Davies explains how science has come of age, and can now offer a surer path to divinity than religion.

Science is now on the verge of answering our most profound questions about the nature of existence. Here Paul Davies explains how the far-reaching discoveries of recent physics are revolutionizing our world and, in particular, throwing light on many of the questions formerly posed by religion, such as:

Why is there a universe?Where did we come from?What is life?How is the world organized?

Examining subjects from the creation to the soul, free will to time, black holes to miracles, he travels through science and religion to show us that there is more to the world than meets the eye.

'Excellent ... explains with fluent simplicity some of the profoundest questions of cosmology'
Daily Telegraph

'One of the finest science writers of this generation'
Independent

'Paul Davies is our best guide to this strange new world'
Observer

'A list of topics to which he refers would constitute an outline for a dictionary of contemporary scientific excitement. His style is clear, interesting, chatty'
The Times Higher Education Supplement

Paul Davies is Director of the BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, and co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. An internationally-acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster, Davies is the author of some twenty award-winning books, including The Eerie Silence:Searching for Ourselves in the Universe, The Goldilocks Enigma:Why is the Universe Just Right for Life? and The Mind of God: Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning.

  • Published: 25 October 1990
  • ISBN: 9780140134629
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $28.00
Categories:

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Paul Davies

Paul Davies is a British-born theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and best-selling author. He is Regents’ Professor and Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University, where he was for five years also Co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative and Principal Investigator of the Center for the Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology. Prior to his move to the USA in 2006, he helped create the Australian Centre for Astrobiology in Sydney. Davies has written over 30 books, many for the general public. He has three honorary doctorates and Fellowship of University College London. In 1995 he was awarded the Templeton Prize in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace for his work on the deeper meaning of science. He was also awarded the Faraday Prize by The Royal Society, the Kelvin Medal by the UK Institute of Physics, the 2011 Robinson Cosmology Prize, and many book awards, as well as three honorary degrees. In June 2007 he was named a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s birthday honours list and in December 2011 he was presented with the Bicentenary Medal of Chile. The asteroid 1992 OG was renamed (6870) Pauldavies in recognition of his work on cosmic impacts. Paul Davies is also known worldwide as a television and radio commentator and is the author of hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.

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