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هذا الكتاب للفيلسوف برتراند رسل الذي كان يتوق دائما إلى المعرفة التقنية، بنفس الطريقة التى يتوق بها بعض الناس إلى الايمان بالدين، ولكن الأمر انتهى به، شأنه في ذلك شأن سائر الفلاسفة العظام، إلى طرح أسئلة أكثر مما استطاع الاجابة عنها.
والكتاب الذي بين أيدينا يخاطب المثقفين، دون أن يكون قاصرا على خاصتهم، يتضمن قضية لها أهميتها في كل زمان ومكان، هي قضية الدين والعلم، وسجل برترا
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Paperback, الطبعة الأولى, 262 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by مؤسسة دار الهلال (first published 1935)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Religion and Science, Bertrand Russell

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 Revolution, to the medical breakthroughs of anesthesia and inoculation, Russell points
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Manny
May 08, 2012 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
Joshua Parkinson
Apr 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Isil Arican
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bertrand Russel, brilliant as always :)

So far he has been one of my favorite writers: kind, thoughtful, articulate and straightforward. This book was no exception.

"Why in any case, this glorification of man? How about lions and tigers? They destroy fewer animals or human lives than we do, and they are much more beautiful than we are. How about ants? They manage the Corporate State much better than any Fascist. Would not a world of nightingales and larks and deer be better than our human world of
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Bilal Anis
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

Interesting
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notgettingenough
In the first instance, I wish to repudiate the statement made by Manny on comment 72 here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/5...

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
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Jared
Dec 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Menglong Youk
In spite of the title, the book provides readers more than just the conflict between science and religion. Bertrand Russell took us to explore soul, body, mysticism, logic, determinism and the relationship between science, ethic and education. Although I have read books regarding these issues before, this piece of writing refreshes what I've known and filled me with new angle to approach the the problems. ...more
Armin
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Renann Costa
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i think that this book must be read for everyone!
Mimi
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I cannot believe I managed to finish the book eventually - It felt like i am an academic student, highlighting, taking notes and better still, studying the book throughout the course of the past couple of month skimming through it. I am saving my essay-long review until I organize my notes - Revisiting this soon.
Mark Gowan
Mar 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sergey Antopolskiy
Given the year it was written - 1935 - it is a profound book. Analysis of the conflict between science and religion is basically as relevant as most of the modent writings, e.g. Dawkins and Harris. Ideas are so fresh and relevant, it is amazing how precise Russell was about directions of science. He even predicted neuroscience as a separate field. He said that in the future there is going to be science in between psychology and physics, which will unite 'material' and 'mental' worlds.

I've listen
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Trevor
Jun 15, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Alfaniel Aldavan
Sep 29, 2013 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
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Jerry Pogan
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first read this book, probably, about forty or fifty years ago and so when I found it in a used book store I thought it might be interesting to read again. Although, written in the 30's it still is relevant today. The science is a bit dated now but, even so, many of the points he was making are only reinforced by the advances that have been made. The book is a nice overview of how science has slowly eroded religious dogma and how religion has tried to discredit the advances in a futile attempt ...more
John Broussard
Quick read that clearly explains religion vs. science in terms of the domains in which they reside in the human experience. Science in testing for knowledge and religion in the spiritual realm. Russell contends that religion ought not attempt to make truth claims as science can potentially undermine with evidence if those assertions prove false.
Carl
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The harm that theology has done is not to create cruel impulses, but to give them the sanction of what professes to be lofty ethic, and to confer an apparently sacred character upon practices which have come down from more ignorant and barbarous times." ...more
Daddio
Aug 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The "original" and still the Greatest!! ...more
Vincent Russo
Apr 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Shows a distinct line between religion and science and why they cannot and should not be married.
Tom
Jul 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good history documenting religion's conflicts with science. Nothing particularly unique that hasn't been said elsewhere, however. ...more
Owen Gaines
My favorite section was on morality and ethics. Some very clear thoughts on such a murky topic.
Eloise Sunshine
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
It certainly is worth listening (or reading) to again and again. I'm gonna start with my second round right away... ...more
Gy
Jun 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epistemology
First time met Russell umm I'll read the collection, then will come with review. ...more
Ryan Miller
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellence. But that's what I expected from one of the preeminent mathematician's and philosopher's of the 20th century. ...more
Fernando Suarezserna
A shot gem. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in science. It's a really short book, a page-turner and it definitely made a positive impact on my understanding of the topic. ...more
Jessica
Dec 04, 2009 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Just read my first Bertrand Russell essay and I'm hungry for more! ...more
Yasin Ramazan
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As expected from a book by Russell, it is a collection of clearly articulated, well structured articles of issues on the juncture between philosophy of religion and science. Also as expected, its dry English makes it challenging to finish the book.
David S. T.
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion, philosophy
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
Philip
Mar 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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