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Einstein s God Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit Albert Einstein did not believe in a personal God And his famous quip that God does not play dice with the universe was a statement about quantum physics not a statement of faith But he did leave beh

  • Title: Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit
  • Author: Krista Tippett
  • ISBN: 9780143116776
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit By Krista Tippett, Albert Einstein did not believe in a personal God And his famous quip that God does not play dice with the universe was a statement about quantum physics, not a statement of faith But he did leave behind a fascinating, largely forgotten legacy of musings and writings some serious, some whimsical about the relationship between science and religion and his own inquisitivAlbert Einstein did not believe in a personal God And his famous quip that God does not play dice with the universe was a statement about quantum physics, not a statement of faith But he did leave behind a fascinating, largely forgotten legacy of musings and writings some serious, some whimsical about the relationship between science and religion and his own inquisitive reverence for the order deeply hidden behind everything Einstein s self described cosmic religious sense is intriguingly compatible with twenty first century sensibilities And it is the starting point for Einstein s God Drawn from American Public Media s extraordinary program Speaking of Faith, the conversations in this profoundly illuminating book explore an emerging interface of inquiry if not answers between many fields of science, medicine, theology and philosophy In her interviews with such luminaries as Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, V V Raman, and Mehmet Oz, Krista Tippett draws out the connections between these realms, showing how even those most wedded to hard truths find spiritual enlightenment in the life of experiment and, in turn, raise questions that are richly theologically evocative Whether she is speaking with celebrated surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland about the biology of the human spirit or questioning Darwin biographer James Moore about his subject s religious beliefs, Tippett offers a rare look at the way our best minds grapple with the questions for which we all seek answers.

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    1. Let me get something off my chest, and maybe vent just a little This book will probably be unjustly categorized as some type of New Age reading I hate the New Age or as Gooch said, I can t afford anything new There s been nothing new under the sun for at least 2000 years, that was Christianity, it went the way of all new things it got old On top of that, every year or so the newest new age nonsense hits the shelves Eat Pray Ugh being the latest, hard on the heels of Eckhardt Tolle Recycled think [...]

    2. In today s times, science and religion are presumed to be mutually exclusive evolutionists vs creationists, atheists vs believers Tippett offers a fresh alternative to this strict dichotomy Through interviews, she presents respectful, nuanced conversation about the overlap, intertwining, and complementarity of science and religion An atheist, holding firmly to her beliefs, offers that it is difficult to disprove the existence of God, while a devout Christian views evolution as having a part in t [...]

    3. Einstein s God, by Krista Tippett, is a transcription of interviews she had with leading scientists and authors about their experience of the ineffable They challenge traditional religious language, beginning with a quote from Einstein, in which he defines religious in his own terms A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty It is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious att [...]

    4. I misjudged this at first blush Just goes to show you need to go beyond first impressions sometimes.That said the book is a little deceiving in its concept and execution Except for one of the chapters, Tippett is not really interested in discussing science and spirituality, she s interested in science and most of all how science has challenged religion in modern thinking Most of the scientists and artists interviewed were either agnostic or atheist, whether they admitted it in the interview or n [...]

    5. As someone who has studied religion for his entire career, it often feels like scientists dismiss utterly out of hand anything my profession might offer This book, which is based on a series of interviews Krista Tippett has had with scientists over the years, is welcome in such a situation Some of the scientists she meets here are well known, while others are perhaps less so, but they all share one thing they are open to wider possibilities Einstein was not a simple man, and his views on God wer [...]

    6. Impulse buy at Tuesday Books in Williamston Clearly the intersection between modern physics and religion is on my mind lately This book is a collection of interviews by Tippett with leading scientists Not all are physicists, there are also medical doctors, scientists studying revenge, stress, depression Tippett asks these scientists on the cutting edge of their respective fields how their developing understanding affects their understanding of religion and the universe So it serves as a sort of [...]

    7. Degerli bir kitap ama Ben konsantre olamadim sanirim Yazarin radyo yayinlarindaki konusma ve roportajlarin derlemesinden olusan okurlen belli bilimsel konusmalara yada bazi bilim adamlarina dair bilgi birikimi isteyen bir icerigi var.Dr Mehmet Oz un oldugu bolumleri okurken cok keyif aldim Oldukca ogreticiydi Verdigim 3 yildiz kitabin degil benim eksikligimden ozetle Icerik hakkinda bilgi sahibi oldugumda yeniden okuyacagim diyerek incelememe simdilik bir vurgul kayup gideyim

    8. A fascinating collection of conversations on science, faith and the meaning of it all The most enlightening bit for me was the conversation with physicist and Anglican clergyman John Polkinghorne I know this is one I ll be coming back to again and again because much of it went over my head the first time around

    9. Found this interesting Einstein liked to imagine Buddhism as the religion of the future, capable of embracing the best of scientific and spiritual approaches to life Krista Tippett in Einstein s God

    10. An interesting discussion about God, religion and scienceThe author is an experienced host on public radio, and I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and knowledge she brings in her conversations with well known physicists, biologists, philosophers, psychologists, theologians, and medical experts It is fascinating to discuss Einstein, God, and religion with Physicists like Freeman Dyson, and Paul Davies, and about Charles Darwin with biologist James Moore If there is anyone who understood God [...]

    11. I think of these topics as spiritual social political think pieces I enjoy Tippett s perspective and her interviewing skills I would only like her better if she was a master on the topics she writes about, which is high praise For me this was a slow read, and I may not have read them all in the end, as I picked and chose my way around the chapters I wish of her On Being writers had her skills.

    12. This book was amazing If you like science, mathematics, theology, or philosophy this book is required reading The book is a group of interviews of various personalities including physicists, surgeons, immunologists, poets, mathematicians and theologians about the nature of the universe and nature of God In my opinion, the most interesting person with the most interesting ideas is John Polkinghorne, a physicist, theologian and author of numerous books on science and religion Among other things he [...]

    13. Loved the book An author who is comfortable asking religious oriented questions to a range of scientists, doctors, activists, and philosophers and finding a complex range of musings, belief, confession, and connection.Tippett has conversations with 13 individuals in the book on such a wide variety of topics let s leave it as the title states about Science and the Human Spirit I ll just note a few comments from the many pages I dog eared The book of Genesis is in fact a compelling example of how [...]

    14. The battle between science and religion comes to a head in these interviews of cutting edge scientists and researchers, and the winner is oh The two sides are getting along a little better nowadays, it appears.Words you ll read often in the book include spirit and soul, as such concepts are explored by our deepest thinkers Tippett interviews a theoretical physicist, a cosmologist, a clinical professor, an expert on the life of Darwin, a professor of astrophysics, and many , as she poses the big [...]

    15. I liked the concept of the book discussing the relationship between science and religion at the outer edges of scientific knowledge The author has organized the book around the assumption that science and theology can effectively co exist That they are not concepts that inherantly conflict When she sticks strictly to that thesis, in particular in her interviews with physicists, the book is wonderful The world as defined by the elemental considerations of Quantum Mechanics is so different than th [...]

    16. This book presents a series of interviews and mini essays with numerous leading thinkers today in the general realm of science, philosophy and religion.Some of these are at least moderately interesting, such as the exchange between Freemany Dyson and Paul Davies that leads off the volume But others are not so interesting, and in fact this reviewer wondered in several cases why the chapter had been included at all In fact, this is the central weakness of the book if one finds a given author inter [...]

    17. Asra says In today s times, science and religion are presumed to be mutually exclusive Tippett offers a fresh alternative to the strict dichotomy Through interviews, she presents respectful, nuanced conversation about the overlap and intertwining of science and religion An atheist, holding firmly to her beliefs, offers that it is difficult to disprove the existence of God, while a devout Christian views evolution as having a part in the Creation Story The culmination of interviews reveals myster [...]

    18. The book is essentially a collection of selected transcripts from her show Speaking of Faith For those not familiar, SOF is a radio show on public radio focused on civil and open discussions on faith, morality, and the fit between science and spirituality It is quite refreshing, as is this book Although the book is essentially based on transcribed interviews, the interviews are so conversational, that they flow easily and are quite interesting.I highly recommend this to anyone looking for stimul [...]

    19. Einstein s God is comprised of transcripts of conversations between Speaking of Faith host Krista Tippett and a variety of scientists and religious thinkers looking to find where science and the spirit meet and part and co exist We don t find easy answers, just free and respectful discussion on many topics that has caused me to further research some of the information presented.This is an excellent companion to Speaking of Faith with its attempt to make sense of religion, spirituality, ethics, a [...]

    20. I enjoyed this book at a very deep level The scientists and religious thinkers that Krista Tippett talks to are engaging, open minded and have the most amazingly deep instructive generative insights I have read this book in parallel with the Terry Eagleton book I have just also reviewed They are a great complement to each other Eagleton fiery and combative, but also deeply caring about humanity and human suffering And he has much in common with the people Tippett talkes to Indeed in some ways, y [...]

    21. I think Krista Tippett asks good and hard questions of both the people she interviews and also her readers or listeners as they usually are I loved that this book began from the premise that there is room for both science and religion to coexist and even to thrive together Tippett introduces an interplay between scientific and religious questions not as argued but as lived I found the interview with Polkinghorne especially thoughtful and illuminating.

    22. While the individual experts quoted in the book have interesting and important things to say, the content is obscured by the poor quality format The author copped about by writing in a question and answer format instead of taking the time and effort to compile and integrate the various inteviewees perspectives into a thoughtful and cohesive literary work called a BOOK.

    23. Wonderful collection of Ms Tippett s interviews concerning the uneasy dance between science and spirituality Very insightful discussions that causes one to rethink and reanalyze Quite a delicious read As usual Ms Tippett and her guests provide the listener reader with a wonderfully rich topic and lively discussion I highly recommend it.

    24. Heady philosophical discourse arises about the connections of god, faith, healing, stress, poetry, etc with science, when this popular American Public Media author interviews famous scientists in many fields.

    25. Beautiful read The pairing of science and religion, much like science and art, make up our humanity by how they work together, both share a sense of wonder I enjoyed learning about history, physics, medicine, anatomy, especially paired with art, yoga, prayer, and mediation all of the interviews were captivating Overall, the book really emphasizes how we not only need integrated medicine today for our physical wellness but an integrated outlook on these varied global practices mentally and emotio [...]

    26. 4 stars for the Einstein section the last section The rest was 3 stars I skipped Dr Oz cause Dr Oz But I really enjoyed those two chapters a lot.

    27. It took me forever to pick my way through this but it s a cool collection of deep, fascinating conversations.

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