The Resource The New Flatlanders : A Seeker's Guide to the Theory of Everything

The New Flatlanders : A Seeker's Guide to the Theory of Everything

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The New Flatlanders : A Seeker's Guide to the Theory of Everything
Title
The New Flatlanders
Title remainder
A Seeker's Guide to the Theory of Everything
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Language
eng
Summary
In The New Flatlanders, teacher, scientist, and chaplain Eric Middleton challenges traditional ways of looking at reality by engaging readers in a "voyage of discovery starting with questions." The book engagingly begins with a discussion group embarking on an exploratory conversation about the nature of the universe and the place of human beings in it. Daunting questions emerge, such as "How can there possibly be a tear or hole in three-dimensional space? And if there is a hole, can something fall through it? Where would it fall to?" In short order, students and teacher are on a quest to develop a "working theory of everything" that takes them from stone circles to quarks, superstrings, quantum theory, the anthropic principle, evolution, consciousness, miracles, chaos, and the spiritual universe. The key to exploring these questions is finding a language with which to talk about the awe and wonder of today's science alongside the joy of experiencing the spiritual. This is done by interweaving into the discussions the philosophy of "Flatland," a nonreligious entry point to Jesus posited by nineteenth-century clergyman and educator Edwin A. Abbott in his classic parable Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
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MiAaPQ
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Middleton, Eric
LC call number
BL240
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Apologetics
  • Religion and science
  • Science -- Miscellanea
Label
The New Flatlanders : A Seeker's Guide to the Theory of Everything
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=692524
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Universe and Beyond: How Did It All Begin -- 2. Mystery, Models, and Quantum Theory -- 3. Quarks, Superstrings, and M-branes: A Theory of Everything for the Twenty-first Century? -- 4. What Is Reality? -- 5. The Story of Flatland -- 6. The Anthropic Principle -- 7. Evolution: Where Do We Fit In? -- 8. Consciousness and What Comes After -- 9. Miracles and Missions -- 10. Chaos and the Hidden Order -- 11. But Why? The Problem of Evil -- 12. The View from Here -- 13. M-theory in Eleven Dimensions: The Spiritual Universe -- Glossary -- Notes -- Index
Control code
EBC692524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (175 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599471969
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.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC692524
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL692524
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10476173
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326031
  • (OCoLC)727649260
Label
The New Flatlanders : A Seeker's Guide to the Theory of Everything
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=692524
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
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Universe and Beyond: How Did It All Begin -- 2. Mystery, Models, and Quantum Theory -- 3. Quarks, Superstrings, and M-branes: A Theory of Everything for the Twenty-first Century? -- 4. What Is Reality? -- 5. The Story of Flatland -- 6. The Anthropic Principle -- 7. Evolution: Where Do We Fit In? -- 8. Consciousness and What Comes After -- 9. Miracles and Missions -- 10. Chaos and the Hidden Order -- 11. But Why? The Problem of Evil -- 12. The View from Here -- 13. M-theory in Eleven Dimensions: The Spiritual Universe -- Glossary -- Notes -- Index
Control code
EBC692524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (175 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599471969
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)EBC692524
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL692524
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10476173
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326031
  • (OCoLC)727649260

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