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Religion and Science

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In this timely work, Russell, philosopher, agnostic, mathematician, and renowned peace advocate, offers a brief yet insightful study of the conflicts between science and traditional religion during the last four centuries. Examining accounts in which scientific advances clashed with Christian doctrine or biblical interpretations of the day, from Galileo and the Copernican ...more
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Published May 29th 1997 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1935)
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Jul 17, 2012 Manny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like trolling
Bertrand Russell was an extremely intelligent, witty and entertaining writer, and I enjoyed most of this book in the way I would have enjoyed a very good comment thread on Goodreads; perhaps the book in question was the Bible, or The God Delusion, or one of Ann Coulter's more demented outpourings. Russell has set the ball rolling with a provocative review, designed to tease and infuriate people with religious sympathies; he then proceeds to dispatch the resulting army of trolls, to the amusement ...more
peiman-mir5 rezakhani
بینهایت عالی، بینهایت شیرین و دلنشین و بینهایت منطبق با حقیقت و خرد انسانی و خصوصا دانش ایرانی
دوستان خوبم، راسل در خط به خط کتاب از فرصتی که داشته استفاده کرده تا نکات زشت و سرشار از کارهای ضد انسانی که در ادیان مختلف به چشم میخوره رو بهتون نشون بده و ثابت کنه که دین مانع پیشرفت انسانها بوده و هست
با خرد و انسانیت خودش ثابت میکنه که اونایی که خودشون رو نماینده های خدا بر زمین میدونن، همیشه سد راه پیشرفت علم و دانش بودن و هستن. همیشه از آشکار شدن حقیقت میترسن و از آشکار شدن حقیقت با تموم نیرو، جلو
Joshua Parkinson
Apr 22, 2008 Joshua Parkinson rated it really liked it
Imagine two brothers born to compete, the elder dominating the younger. The elder brother is arrogant and manipulative, but also sincere and well-intentioned. When people ask him questions about the world, he answers quickly and often flippantly, as if he knows all. When he doesn’t know, he answers anyway, gleaning his answers from within. He never thinks to look to the world for his answers because he’s certain he already knows everything. His younger brother agrees and admires him, repeating h ...more
Ayman  Agour
Feb 08, 2015 Ayman Agour rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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الكتاب يتحدث فى عشر فصول عن تاريخ الصراع بين الدين والعلم، منذ ظهور كوبرنيكوس وآراؤه حتى العام 1935، عام صدور الطبعة الأولى من الكتاب .. كتاب هام جداً.

الكتاب نسخة pdf


العلم يبدأ بـ (الملاحظة) ثم (افتراض علمى) ثم مجموعة من الظواهر والملاحظات ترتقى بالافتراض العلمى لدرجة أعم وأشمل هى (النظرية العلمية) ، وقد تكون مجموعة من النظريات العلمية افتراض جديد أكثر عمومية وشمولية الذى بدوره قد يؤدى إلى نظرية عملية جديدة أ
بسام عبد العزيز
Apr 05, 2015 بسام عبد العزيز rated it really liked it
لماذا يصطدم العلم بالدين؟
ببساطة لأن رجال الدين لديهم إصرار لانهائئ في الدخول إلى العلم من بوابة النصوص المقدسة!

على العكس تماما نجد رجال العلم لا يهمهم الدين.. فمباحث العلم لا تشتمل على الغيبيات ... و بالتالي فلا علاقة لهم بمباحe الدين..
لماذا لا يحاول المتدينون التفكير بهذه الطريقة مثل العلماء ؟!!

عندما قرأت الكتاب وجدت الفكر الديني السائد في عصور أوروبا المظلمة هو نفس الفكر السائد لدينا في دولنا الإسلامية الغراء!

ما التشابه؟ لنلق نظرة..

"من الذي سيجرأ على وضع مرجعية كوبرنيكوس فوق مرجعية الروح القدس
محمد  الخواص
كعادة المنطقى برتراند راسل فى السرد لا يحيد عن الحقائق العلمية (فى عصره) كما يلتزم قدر الامكان لعله اكثر حذرا ايضا بالتماسك المنطقى
كما انه لا يخلو من علم بالتاريخ
يبدأ فى سرد الصراع بين العلم والدين وكيف تحول العلم مصدرا بديلا عن المفاهيم والحكاوى الدينية ليس بسبب طبيعة الغرب الالحادية كما يعتقد الكثير من العرب ولكن بسبب ان العلم يقدم نجاحاته ليس فقط النظرية ولكن العملية والمتمثلة فى اغلب الاشياء حولك
ان ما يؤلم فى سرد الماضى الاوربى هو انه يناظر واقعناوحاضرنا فى كل شئ لدرجة ان حاضرهم الان اعتق
Aug 12, 2015 Yani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Breve comentario. El libro ya había llamado mi atención por el tema que proponía y porque provenía de una voz neutral (está bien, "neutral" a medias). Nunca había leído a Russell y temía aburrirme, pero por suerte fue sólo un susto. Religión y ciencia es un libro bastante claro sobre el debate entre los dos campos del título y separa los capítulos por tema. Tiene muchos datos que invitan a ser profundizados después de la lectura. Particularmente, me anoté algunos sobre ciencia, ya que no soy e ...more
لا أعتقد بأن استطيع تقييم الكتاب
لانه الترجمة التي قرأتها لاسامة اسبر
رسل كتب هذا الكتاب في حوالي 270 صفحة
ورمسيس عوض ترجمه ب270 صفحة
بينما اسامة اسبر ترجم الكتاب في 144 صفحة
ولا أعلم السبب في الواقع!
على كل حال لم أعلم ذلك في البداية
عندما أخدت الكتاب من المكتبة
كنت اعتقد بأن رسل كتبه في 144 صفحة.
ولكن للاسف هذه هي الترجمة الوحيدة المتوفرة في المكتبة
ولكن سأحاول قرائت ترجمة رمسيس عوض عن قريب
وعندها سوف اعود لتقييم الكتاب.
Oct 01, 2012 notgettingenough rated it it was ok
Shelves: sociology
In the first instance, I wish to repudiate the statement made by Manny on comment 72 here:

I mean, I was gasping, possibly even moaning...but it wasn't because Bertrand is my pornography....

So we have here a guy who thought he could spend his life being opinionated about everything and telling it how it is until he changes his mind. Russell believed that facts weren't the way to change people's minds, only emotional arguments could do that, and this book i
Sep 17, 2014 Armin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Rationalists
Considering the book was written in the 30's, it is still relevant today. Russell deals with many fresh issues including dogmatism, ethics, evolution, scientific revolution and its implications for theology. The book is quite short and can be read easily. I’m not going to summarize all the chapters here. I’m just going to share my favourite quotes from the book, for your enjoyment, and my own.

Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one. Even in the most purely logical r
كتاب يستحق القراءة من كاتب رائع ..

العلم : يهدف للكشف من خلال وسائل الملاحظة والبرهان المرتكزة على أحداث خاصة في العالم ..

ثم بواسطة القوانين يربط الأحداث الواحد بالآخر،وبعد ذلك يتنبأ بالأحداث المستقبلية..

هذا الجانب النظري للعلم مرتبط بالتقنيات العلمية التي تستخدمها المعرفة العلمية من أجل إنتاج ظروف لراحة الإنسان والتي كانت غير قابلة للتحقق من قبل،أو أنها كانت مكلفة جدا في عصور ما قبل العلم.

هذا الجانب الأخير يعطي أهمية كبيرة للعلم حتى في عيون الذين لا يؤمنون به.

الدين: ومن وجهة نظر اجتماعية،هو ظاه
Aug 14, 2013 Jared rated it it was amazing
It's amazing how prescient Russell's insights from 70 years ago are even today. Many "philosophers" multiply words and leave you understanding less than when you met them. Russell is, first and foremost, an insightful thinker and clear writer.

This is a quick read and covers religion and science, their separate spheres of importance and relevance, and their interplay over the centuries.
Ahmad Sharabiani
عنوان یک: «علم و مذهب»، اثر: برتراند راسل؛ ترجمه: رضا مشایخی، نشر: تهران، کتابفروشی دهخدا، در ص، چاپ 1355، انتشارات
عنوان دو: «نبرد دین با علم»، اثر: برتراند راسل؛ برگردان: «احمد ایرانی» و «علی اصغر مهاجر»، نشر: لس آنجلس، در 192 ص، چاپ سال 1993 میلادی،
Mar 22, 2008 Mark rated it really liked it
With a title like "Religion and Science" one might be apt to believe that this is a book of comparative essays, conflicting viewpoints one might say. However, what Russell really does is to offer first a historical view of religion's relationship with science and then in latter writings, how that relationship went wrong.

From metaphyscial meanderings to epistemological epiphanies Russell points out that the truth of the matter is: religion has been in the business of either editing or censuring s
Bilal Anis
May 24, 2016 Bilal Anis rated it really liked it
I loved this book. The author first explains the conflict between science and religion and how scientists were prosecuted by religious entities. He speaks then about various topics that are very debatable like the soul, Sufism, free will, etc,,

He states that science need a lot to answer but he is always winning the battles against religion.. He also explains many philosophical ideas that science don't need to answer.

Jun 15, 2008 Trevor rated it it was ok
Shelves: philosophy, religion
Not a lot to this one - I was surprised by how light on it was. There were some themes I really would have liked to have heard more on. He talks about Marxism (coming from Hegel) being based on Dialectics and this being somewhat similar to mysticism - all is one, everything is related to everything else - but does no more than mention this.

I would have liked more detail and more depth.

The thing I found most interesting about this was finding out that this book was written when Russell was in his
Alfaniel Aldavan
Sep 29, 2013 Alfaniel Aldavan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Russell's clarity alone is a reason to read this book, any time.

The book is an easy read, articulate and entertaining. It's not a part of Russell's influential theories, rather an aside. Russell presents a history of refutations, from an analytical/scientific perspective, of arguments in favor of God's existence.

Written in a style accessible to the large public, the book can serve as introduction to the controversy between religion and science, as well as offer an enjoyable moment to the reader
Luís Garcia
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Dan Arel
May 26, 2012 Dan Arel rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! Russell tells the major differences between logical, scientific thought vs illogical theology. His love of the scientific method is unmatched and his points still stand up this many years later.

he points out why theology is so much different and can be very dangerous. He touches on morality and ethics and points out why you are not getting those from your religion.

Amazing read, i recommend this to everyone! the kindle edition is free on amazon too!
Trey Nowell
Nov 06, 2014 Trey Nowell rated it really liked it
I thought reading this, Russell's understanding of current events made the book very relevant for the WWII time. Of course looking at this book in 2014, there might be the need for some readers to criticize not realizing the setting in which Russell wrote in. I felt he brought up some important historical considerations for what has happened in the name of religion, however that focus is consuming today for many people, but what impressed me is he actually acknowledged that good things are done ...more
Mohamed Elbouziani
جانب برتراند راسل الصواب في اختيار الدين والعلم كعنوان لكتابه، فكلمة الدين هنا عامة فضفاضة تشمل أديانا متنوعة، وهو في حقيقة الأمر انبرى للتصدي للدين المسيحي،، وحسب قراءتي المتواضعة للكتاب، والتي قد تكون قاصرة،كان عليه أن يسمي كتابه الدين المسيحي والعلم، فالصراع الذي تطرق له في الكتاب يتناول دينا واحدا وهو الدين المسيحي في صراعه مع العلم في عدة مجالات كالفلك والطب والروح والجسد والتصوف والأخلاق..... والتي انتهت حسبه دائما بانتصار العلم، لكن بعض المحاجات التي ساقها في مجال الأخالق بدت لي متطرفة،رغ ...more
Yaser Maadat
Aug 05, 2015 Yaser Maadat rated it liked it
رغم ان عنوان الكتاب هو "الدين و العلم" الا انه كان فعليا يتحدث عن "المسيحية و العلم" مع اشارات بسيطة الى الاسلام و اليهودية و البوذية.
الكتاب يتناول دور الكنيسة و الاكليروس في اضطهاد العلماء و التنكيل بهم في عدد محدود من العلوم (الفلك،نظرية التطور،الطب) دون التوسع في غيرها من العلوم.
يعرض راسل وجهة نظره فيما يتعلق بطبيعة الحياة و نشأة الكون من جانب الحادي غير مؤمن بوجود اله و يدلل على وجهة النظر هذه بمحاجاة عقلية مقابلة لبعض المحاجاة التي يعتنقها بعض العلماء الانجليز و بعض رجال الكنيسة هناك،و لكنه
Stephen Curran
Oct 07, 2014 Stephen Curran rated it really liked it
I often find that people who believe that science and religion are compatible have misunderstood what science actually is, seeing it as a Big Book of Inflexible Rules rather than a method, a tool we use to develop a clearer understanding of the world. I would happily see the first chapter of Bertrand Russell's book (titled 'Grounds of Conflict') added to the school curriculum as required reading. Its explanation of the scientific method is so clear-sighted and reasonable that it achieves a kind ...more
Jan 02, 2016 Connie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was apparently a poor choice on my part as a starting point into the works of Bertrand Russell. I didn’t realize he had such a strong bias against religion. I knew he was an atheist, but I also knew he was a famous philosopher and logician. I was expecting to disagree with him. What I didn’t expect was to be disappointed in weak and emotional argumentation. It’s unfortunate I wasn’t able to find a written copy to read. This audio format was incredibly difficult to listen to. The whiny quali ...more
Ahmad amar
Oct 06, 2014 Ahmad amar rated it really liked it
برتراند راسل فيلسوف في منتهى الذكاء..
Ahmed M. Gamil
التقييم قريباً، إن شاء الله.
أحمد البخاري

برتراند راسل فيلسوف كبير لا شك في ذلك، ولكن لدي مشكلة كبيرة في أسلوب كتابته، ولا أدري هل العيب من راسل أو من المترجمين، لكن طريقة إيصاله للمعلومة صعبة جداً، ومعقدة، وهذه المشكلة واجهتني في كتابه الأول أثر العلم في المجتمع وهذا الكتاب ويبدو أن المشكلة ليست من المترجمين لأن مترجمي الكتابين مختلفين بل هي من برتراند راسل فأنا أعتقد أنه فيلسوف ومفكر عظيم ولكنه كاتب غير جيد ذو أسلوب غير سلس على الإطلاق، عموماً الكتاب جيد وأنا قد قرأته لأنني أحاول أن أقرأ في العلاقة بين العلم والأخلاق هذه الأيام ، وقد
Bertrand Russell est un philosophe et logicien anglais du début du siècle dernier. Dans cet ouvrage, on peut distinguer trois parties successives : tout d'abord, une apologie de l'athéisme, ensuite, un exposé de la philosophie de la connaissance, et enfin une apologie de la libre pensée.

La première partie rappelle les circonstances historiques lors desquelles les théories scientifiques ont valu à ceux qui les soutenaient d'être persécutés par des autorités religieuses, lorsque les dogmes de la d
David S. T.
May 14, 2012 David S. T. rated it really liked it
In this book Russell discusses Religion and Science with some of their historical conflicts. Russell was an atheist and I think one can easily guess who the victor was in any matter where religion and science conflict. Overall compared to some of the new atheist books this one wasn't very harsh on religion, I think at the time Russell was more concerned with the growing regimes in Germany (National Socialism) and Russian Communism. It seemed he was thinking that Christianity was taking a more to ...more
Mar 26, 2011 Philip rated it liked it
In one of his shorter books, logician and philosopher Russell briefly explains the history of conflict between faith and reason, and his exacting train of thought (as you'd expect from a mathematician) in concluding that science is the domain better based in rational thought, and the more conducive to human progress. Russell is popular among students of philosophy young and old for his readability. More than many other, equally prolific authors, he rehashes the ancient points of debate in a clea ...more
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, was a Welsh philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, pacifist, and prominent rationalist. Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.

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