In God and the Astronomers, Dr. Robert Jastrow, world-renowned astrophysicist, describes the astronomical discoveries of recent years and the theological. “When a scientist writes about God, his colleagues assume that he is over the hill or going bonkers, ” says Dr. Jastrow in GOD AND THE ASTRONOMERS. R Jastrow article on astronomical evidence bearing on origins of When an astronomer writes about God, his colleagues assume he is either.
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Norton; Mastrow Edition edition Language: It doesn’t make the book useless, but science discovers new things all the time. Feb 26, Frederick rated it did not like it.
Jastrow’s astonishingly candid closing statement in the last paragraph of this book as the best summation of this book’s premise: The Law of the Expanding universe. Man’s Descent from the Starsp. The first inning was early in the 20th century, when it dawned on astronomers that the laws of thermodynamics ruled out an infinitely old universe, and cosmic expansion implied an explosive starting point in the finite past.
A new section in the second edition presents the Catholic and Jewish viewpoints on the origin and destiny of the Universe and examines the theological implications of the new insights afforded by science into mankind’s place in the Cosmos. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
God and the Astronomers
Red Giants and White Dwarfs: I read it in one sitting and enjoyed the afternoon spent with it. Somehow, the faith-based community has dropped the ball as far as the Big Bang is concerned. In spite of a sometimes uneven writing style, a great account of the development of the Big Bang theory, and the inherent theological implications found therein.
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The Religion of Science. Paul Vawter rated it liked it Jul 12, He speaks with authority and demonstrates this authority through his statements and arguments. Its philosophical discussion, however, is remarkably outdated; frankly, that’s what makes the book so interesting.
This book is enthusiastically quoted in Ths The Language of Godand when I saw a copy going yesterday for only 5 Swiss francs I couldn’t resist the chance to learn more. God And The Astronomers Paperback.
th A fascinating book that has aged both extremely well and extremely poorly. When a scientist writes about Godhis colleagues assume he is either over the hill or going bonkers.
The point is that what theologians believed in–a beginning–was found to be true. Norton- Religion – pages.
Jastrow acknowledged the earth was experiencing a warming trend, but claimed that the cause was likely to be natural variation. No eBook available W. This was a great summary of the origins of the Big Bang Theory.
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Lay persons will find an easy time digesting much the information within it. God and the Astronomers Astronomers Hubble, Humanson discovered galaxies moving away from the earth.
Written by the agnostic Dr. In other projects Wikipedia. Here, Jastrow says in that we will never be able to understand what happened in the Big Bang, because all the evidence was destroyed by the enormous temperature of the early universe. Very glad to have it added to my book collection. In God and the Astronomers, Dr.
I’d read Gamow in elementary school and Jastrow’s Red Giants and White Dwarfs in high school, supplementing such occasional forays into scientific cosmology with issues of Scientific American, but really didn’t keep up with jsstrow much.
Robert Jastrow, world-renowned astrophysicist, describes the astronomical discoveries of recent years and the theological implications of the new insights afforded by science into mankind’s place in the cosmos. This is a good introduction to the origin of the Big Bang concept and a review of several immanent astronomers in the twentieth century.
Thus, the universe is expanding. The basic idea is nice, and it’s a thought I’ve had myself iastrow times. It was a helpful introduction to a few of the big names and theories that students will want to know and learn more about. Oct 03, Carol rated it it was ok.
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With all his faults, Jastrow is entertaining, while Kragh’s book – it pains me to admit it – often left me feeling rather sleepy. Jared Brown rated it liked it Nov 23, He explains the chain of events that forced astronomers, despite their initial reluctance “Irritating,” said Einstein; “Repugnant,” said the great British astronomer Eddington; “I would like to reject it,” said MIT physicist Philip Morrison to accept the validity of the Big Bang and the fact that the universe began in a moment of creation.
God and the astronomers Robert Jastrow Snippet view – Johnny Powell rated it liked it Jun 26, These “experts” often turn out to be scientists with no relevant training in the field in question, yet because of their past irrelevant scientific laurels, they are taken seriously by the press and public.
Well this is nice, better than the believe in no God I guess.