A God That Could be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet

A God That Could be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet

Nancy Ellen Abrams


A paradigm-shifting mixture of technological know-how, faith, and philosophy for agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded readers
 
Many individuals are bored to death with the best way conventional faith alienates them: too simply it could perpetuate clash, vilify technology, and undermine cause. Nancy Abrams, a thinker of technology, attorney, and lifetime atheist, is between them. And but, while she became to the restoration group to stand a private fight, she discovered that imagining a better strength gave her a brand new freedom. Intellectually, this used to be particularly unbelievable.
 
in the meantime her husband, famed astrophysicist Joel Primack, used to be aiding create a brand new idea of the universe in response to darkish subject and darkish power, and Abrams used to be participating with him on books that positioned the recent clinical photograph right into a social and political context. She puzzled, “Could whatever really exist during this unusual new universe that's valuable of the identify ‘God?’”
 
In A God which may be Real, Abrams explores a greatly new mind set approximately God. She dismantles a number of universal assumptions approximately God and exhibits why an omniscient, all-powerful God that created the universe and plans what occurs is incompatible with science—but that this doesn’t hinder a God that could convenience and empower us.
 
relocating clear of conventional arguments for God, Abrams unearths anything useful of the identify “God” within the new technological know-how of emergence: simply as a posh ant hill emerges from the collective habit of separately clueless ants, and simply because the worldwide economic climate emerges from the interactions of billions of people’ offerings, God, she argues, is an “emergent phenomenon” that arises from the brilliant complexity of humanity’s collective aspirations and is in discussion with each person. This God didn't create the universe—it created the which means of the universe. It’s no longer universal—it’s planetary. It can’t swap the area, however it is helping us switch the realm. A God that may be actual, Abrams exhibits us, is what humanity must motivate us to jointly cooperate to guard our warming planet and create a long term civilization.

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