By Nancy Ellen Abrams
A paradigm-shifting mix of technological know-how, faith, and philosophy for agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded readers
Many everyone is bored to death with the way in which conventional faith alienates them: too simply it may well perpetuate clash, vilify technological know-how, and undermine cause. Nancy Abrams, a thinker of technological know-how, legal professional, and lifetime atheist, is between them. And but, while she became to the restoration group to stand a private fight, she stumbled on that imagining the next energy gave her a brand new freedom. Intellectually, this was once particularly miraculous.
in the meantime her husband, famed astrophysicist Joel Primack, used to be assisting create a brand new conception of the universe in response to darkish subject and darkish power, and Abrams used to be participating with him on books that positioned the recent medical photo right into a social and political context. She questioned, “Could whatever truly exist during this unusual new universe that's useful of the identify ‘God?’”
In A God which may be Real, Abrams explores a greatly new mind set approximately God. She dismantles numerous universal assumptions approximately God and indicates why an omniscient, all-powerful God that created the universe and plans what occurs is incompatible with science—but that this doesn’t restrict a God which can convenience and empower us.
relocating clear of conventional arguments for God, Abrams unearths anything important of the identify “God” within the new technology of emergence: simply as a fancy ant hill emerges from the collective habit of separately clueless ants, and simply because the worldwide economic climate emerges from the interactions of billions of individuals’ offerings, God, she argues, is an “emergent phenomenon” that arises from the unbelievable complexity of humanity’s collective aspirations and is in discussion with each person. This God didn't create the universe—it created the that means of the universe. It’s now not universal—it’s planetary. It can’t swap the realm, however it is helping us swap the area. A God which may be genuine, Abrams indicates us, is what humanity must motivate us to jointly cooperate to guard our warming planet and create a long term civilization.
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A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet by Nancy Ellen Abrams