The Resource Cosmic Impressions : Traces of God In the Laws of Nature

Cosmic Impressions : Traces of God In the Laws of Nature

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Cosmic Impressions : Traces of God In the Laws of Nature
Title
Cosmic Impressions
Title remainder
Traces of God In the Laws of Nature
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Walter Thirring is an internationally renowned scientist who took part in and worked among those involved in many of the scientific developments of the twentieth century. His book, about the knowledge of the world as illuminated by twentieth century science, was originally published in German. This is the first English translation and is a book that is easily accessible to readers of popular science books and magazines. Professor Thirring starts with cosmology as he examines scientific questions and theories concerning the intricacy of nature and the universe. He branches into an exposition of chaos and its connection to the macroscopic world, as well as to life sciences, touching on such diverse related subjects as the structure of the water molecule. He speaks of advances with which he was personally involved, and offers priceless vignettes of great scientists with whom he exchanged discussions, including Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, and Wolfgang Pauli. His study of scientific theory and the intricacy of nature and the universe illuminates his argument for the role of a Creator. "Reflections on the creation of the universe lead to reflections about the creator," he writes. And arguing against atheism, he points out: "When we are moved by a fantastic building, a cathedral or a mosque and have finally realized what is behind the glorious proportions, who would then say, 'Now we don't need the architect anymore. There might not even be one, that could all just be the random product of circumstance.'" Furthermore, in making humankind special in his creation, the Creator gave us the responsibility of seeking an understanding of creation and protecting it. Tackling complex issues in science and religion, Professor Thirring presents a compelling argument for their synthesis. His tenure and influence in the scientific field
  • make this argument even more compelling
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Thirring, Walter
LC call number
BL240
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Schellenberg, Margaret A
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Religion and science
Label
Cosmic Impressions : Traces of God In the Laws of Nature
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=771949
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword by Cardinal Franz König -- Preface -- 1. How the World Came into Being -- 2. Is Everything Just Random Coincidence? -- 3. How Were the Chemical Elements Created? -- 4. You Know How Many Stars Are in the Sky? -- 5. What Newton Suspected about Our Solar System -- 6. Why Does Life Exist? -- 7. The Anthropic Principle-Or Could You Patent the Universe? -- Appendix 1: Explanation of Symbols and Glossary -- Appendix 2: Powers of Ten -- Appendix 3: Lord Kelvin's Estimate of the Sun's Age Using Modern Terminology -- Appendix 4: How Much Does the Universe Weigh? -- Appendix 5: Antigravity at Work -- Appendix 6: A Game of Marbles -- Appendix 7: The Neutrino Rain of a Supernova -- Appendix 8: Taking Newton's Vision Further -- Appendix 9: Wise Guy's Homework Assignment -- Index
Control code
EBC771949
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599471686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC771949
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL771949
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10500150
  • (CaONFJC)MIL328238
  • (OCoLC)753480411
Label
Cosmic Impressions : Traces of God In the Laws of Nature
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=771949
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword by Cardinal Franz König -- Preface -- 1. How the World Came into Being -- 2. Is Everything Just Random Coincidence? -- 3. How Were the Chemical Elements Created? -- 4. You Know How Many Stars Are in the Sky? -- 5. What Newton Suspected about Our Solar System -- 6. Why Does Life Exist? -- 7. The Anthropic Principle-Or Could You Patent the Universe? -- Appendix 1: Explanation of Symbols and Glossary -- Appendix 2: Powers of Ten -- Appendix 3: Lord Kelvin's Estimate of the Sun's Age Using Modern Terminology -- Appendix 4: How Much Does the Universe Weigh? -- Appendix 5: Antigravity at Work -- Appendix 6: A Game of Marbles -- Appendix 7: The Neutrino Rain of a Supernova -- Appendix 8: Taking Newton's Vision Further -- Appendix 9: Wise Guy's Homework Assignment -- Index
Control code
EBC771949
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599471686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC771949
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL771949
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10500150
  • (CaONFJC)MIL328238
  • (OCoLC)753480411

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