The Science of God
In The Science of God, distinguished physicist and biblical scholar Gerald Schroeder compares key events from the Old Testament with the most current findings of biochemists, paleontologists, and physicists, arguing that the latest science and a close reading of the Bible are not just compatible but interdependent. In the vein of Francis Collins's The Language of God, The...more
I loved his previous Genesis and the Big Bang. It fascinated me to see this pious Jew and former MIT prof say here, "it is instructive to note that Ussher's and Keppler's calculations of an approximately six-thousand-year-old universe are infintely closer to our current estimate of time since the big bang than was either Aristotle's opinion of that of two thirds of the leading U.S. ...more
The Science of God is just one of Dr. Schroder's books (each of which deal with science and theology). This particular book is subtitled 'The convergence of scientific and B ...more
We'll grounded in both the natural sciences as well as Jewish theology Schroeder provides an easy to read explanation on why mode ...more
a stringently honest, scientifically sound work which encourages us to use our minds to evaluate the facts.
Deals unflinchinly with topics often skirted by scientists and theologians.
The most fascinating part of this book to me was how the author explained how the 6 days of creation as told in the Bible actually matches up almost perfectly with the accepted ages of the universe, the earth, and life upon the earth. By applying Einstein's theory of ...more
Beware, this is not a Christian book in that the author is Jewish. Accordingly, his focus is on the Old Testament. That said, I cannot imagine Jesus not enjoying this book.
Main insight: with an expanding universe, the creation in 6 24 hour days matches the 15 billion years of our universe because we look back at those days as much longer time (relativity of time).
The author challenges some traditional evolution theory, citing t ...more
I could just let the author’s words stand as a cogent argument ag ...more
In 1965, Schroeder received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in nuclear physics and earth and planetary sciences. He worked five years on the staff of the MIT physics department. After emigrating to Israel in 1971, he was ...more