By Edited by Nancy K. Frankenberry, Nancy K. Frankenberry
The religion of Scientists is an anthology of writings by way of twenty-one mythical scientists, from the sunrise of the medical Revolution to the frontiers of technological know-how at the present time, approximately their religion, their perspectives approximately God, and where faith holds--or doesn't--in their lives in mild in their dedication to technology. this is often the 1st publication to collect such a lot of world-renowned figures of Western technology and current them of their personal phrases, supplying an intimate window into their deepest and public reflections on technological know-how and faith.
Leading faith student Nancy Frankenberry attracts from diaries, own letters, speeches, essays, and interviews, and divulges that the religion of scientists can take many alternative kinds, even if non secular or secular, supernatural or naturalistic, traditional or unorthodox. those eloquent writings mirror a spectrum of perspectives from various components of medical inquiry. Represented listed here are probably the most influential and substantial personalities within the heritage of technological know-how, from the founders of technology reminiscent of Galileo, Johannes Kepler, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein, to modern day scientists like Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, Jane Goodall, Freeman Dyson, Stephen Hawking, Edward O. Wilson, and Ursula Goodenough. Frankenberry offers a basic advent in addition to concise introductions to every bankruptcy that position those writings in context and recommend extra interpreting from the most recent scholarship.
As marvelous because it is illuminating and encouraging, the religion of Scientists is fundamental for college students, students, and an individual looking to immerse themselves in very important questions about God, the universe, and technology.