The Fire in the Equations Paperback

Science, Religion and the Search for God

by Kitty Ferguson;

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The Fire in the Equations

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Heralded for its readability and scholarship, The Fire In The Equations offers a fascinating discussion of scientific discoveries and their impact on our beliefs. The book's title is derived from Dr. Stephen Hawking's pondering. "What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?" Originally published in 1995, it provides an excursion through new theories of quantum physics and cosmology, ranging from the nature of time, the Big Bang, the "unreasonable effectiveness" of mathematics, laws of nature and their possible relation to God, chaos theory, black holes, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, particle physics, Darwin's theory of evolution and the role of God in all these equations, it even raises such questions as "how God might answer prayers" from the point of view of physics. While she gives no absolute answers, Kitty Ferguson takes the reader through a world of paradoxes and improbabilities, explaining how it is possible to believe both in a pre-determined universe and in free will as a theory of human behaviour. She concludes that what we know about science doesn't necessarily make God inevitable, but doesn't rule God out either.

The Fire in the Equations by Kitty Ferguson was published by Templeton Foundation Press,U.S. in November 2004 and is our 48537th best seller. The ISBN for The Fire in the Equations is 9781932031676.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTempleton Foundation Press,U.S. (November 2004)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages328
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1213067
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