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Rebuilding the Matrix: Science and Faith in the 21st Century

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Are we just survival machines, evolved for the main purpose of perpetuating our DNA?Where do our ethical principles---which we use to make decisions about the application of science---come from?How can we maintain a sense of meaning and purpose when faced with our transient lives in a vast universe?Science appears to offer one set of answers; Christianity, another. The two ...more
Hardcover, 510 pages
Published March 18th 2003 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published January 1st 2001)
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Alan
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science, christian
I found this to be a wonderfully helpful book! There were some parts that I was unable to fully understand and follow but overall it was accessible.
I particularly appreciated the assertions that
science and religion are not in opposition for both are a search for truth
theism is position that has been a stimulus to science and remains the best context for science.
It was full of challenging passages and pithy quotations.
Some people may find it unsettling for it goes to places that many late 20t
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Earthboundmisfit
I was hoping for a thorough, balanced book on the relation between religion and science and this book does go some way to acheiving that.
However, I refuse to rate it highly due to the author's shocking misunderstanding of certain theories. At least I hope it is misunderstanding because if not, the author is puposely 'cherry-picking' quotes and misrepresenting other authors' work to support his own claims.
I have only read 2 of the books that he seems to misunderstand - 'The Selfish Gene' by Ric
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Frank Peters
Jul 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is, I believe the best book written on science and faith. It is from a Christian perspective and seeks to eliminate many of the current myths about the (non-existent) conflict between science and faith. In particular Alexander uncovers the root of the Galileo mythology and with extensive references shows the actual relationship between Galileo and the Church. He also summarises the various Christian views on origins and while clearly believes his own view, does admirably at not vilifying ot ...more
Marci
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: school, not-a-fan
The author seems to hold Christians who want to do science to a different standard than he holds scientists with other preconceived theories and hypotheses, and generally seems somewhat hostile to Christianity being remotely involved in science while also trying to argue that science and faith are completely compatible and claiming Christianity for himself. I wasn't particularly impressed by this book.
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Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund's College, Cambridge, a molecular biologist and an author on science and religion. PhD in neurochemistry.
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