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Three scientists and their gods

Wright, Robert

Three scientists and their gods

looking for meaning in an age of information

by Wright, Robert

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Published by Times Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Information theory

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Wright.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ360 .W75 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 324 p. ;
    Number of Pages324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2526871M
    LC Control Number88002090


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Award-winning essayist Wright addresses this daring question in an engaging and accessible look at the work and beliefs of three leading American scientists: Edward Fredkin, Edward O. Wilson and Kenneth Boulding.

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Wilson, and Kenneth Boulding, and in separate sections, describing issues and concepts that concerned them.4/4(4). Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information [robert wright] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(6). A highly readable and fascinating account of the philosophies of three scientists.

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"Many scientists do believe in both science and God, the God of revelation, in a perfectly consistent way." — Richard Feynman, Nobel laureate in physics I had never addressed a group of people before and was a bit concerned about it. An engaging book on mathematics and religion, with 'stand-alone' chapters on topics.

Leading scholars from Europe and US have contributed to this book Covering diverse subjects, from the belief that mathematical study can improve piety to mathematical proof of the existence of God. Covering wide historical period, from Plato to the 20th century.

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