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  • Published: 3 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781846043055
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $26.99

Is God an Illusion?

The Great Debate Between Science and Spirituality




Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow enter the territory of Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins, with a remarkable new book

Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Hawking have had a major impact on the loud and popular debate between ‘aggressive atheists’ and religion. The huge sales of their bestselling books show just how much interest people have in their ideas.

Now ‘the rock star of the new spirituality’, Deepak Chopra, is entering this debate, sparring with leading physicist, Professor Leonard Mlodinow (the co-author, with Stephen Hawking, of The Grand Design).

In War of the Worlds, Chopra argues that there is design in our universe and a deep intelligence behind life. Without defending organised religion, he debunks randomness as an explanation for how Nature evolves and shows how consciousness comes first and matter second.

On the other side, Mlodinow argues the viewpoint of science, specifically what modern quantum physics can tell us about our world. In his view, physics, genetics and cosmology will shed far more light on the big questions than rethinking ancient spiritual concepts can ever do.
A major work of our time, War of the Worlds will not only offer more food for thought for those fascinated by the two sides of this modern conundrum – it will also place Deepak Chopra firmly in the ring of some of the most remarkable, and bestselling, thinkers of our era

  • Pub date: 3 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781846043055
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Authors

Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind/body medicine, Dr Deepak Chopra trained as an endocrinologist in India and the United States, and now runs the Chopra Center for Well Being in California. He has written many, popular books, which have been translated into 35 languages. He lectures and conducts seminars and workshops around the world. He is often covered by Time and CNN. He maintains a very popular website, and writes for the Washington Post, SF Chronicle and Huff Post. He is a regular blogger on huffingtonpost.com, belief.net, Yahoo Answers, Yahoo Health and Intent Blog. Visit his website at www.deepakchopra.com

Leonard Mlodinow

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 50 books, both non-fiction and fiction. They have been translated into more than 35 languages and include the huge international bestseller Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. His website address is: www.deepakchopra.com

Professor Leonard Mlodinow received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches at Caltech.


Praise for Is God an Illusion?

“Leonard Mlodinow is a lucid thinker and engaging writer”

Stephen Hawking

“Deepak Chopra did an excellent job ... this is an interesting and provocative book which will be read and talked about for a long time”

Hans Peter Duerr, Max-Planck Institute


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