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Arguing Science

A Dialogue on the Future of Science and Spirit
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Monkfish
 | 
September, 2016
ISBN:
9781939681577
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Banyen's Description: 

Sheldrake argues that science needs to free itself from materialist dogma while Shermer contends that science, properly conceived, is a materialistic enterprise; for science to look beyond materialist explanations is to betray science and engage in superstition. Among the subjects discussed are materialism and its role in science, whether belief in God is compatible with a scientific perspective, and parapsychology.

This book will especially appeal to Shermer and Sheldrake fans as well as to readers of Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and Francis S. Collins (The Language of God). It will have great appeal to all readers interested in the God vs Science question, as well spiritual seekers looking for an intellectual framework for their spiritual beliefs.

Michael Shermer is an American historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.

Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist and author, is best known for his hypothesis of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. He worked in developmental biology at Cambridge University, where he was a Fellow of Clare College. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. Among his many books are Science Set Free and The Rebirth of Nature.

Publisher’s Description: 

Two controversial authors debate the nature and methods of science, its dogmas, and its future. Rupert Sheldrake argues that science needs to free itself from materialist dogma while Michael Shermer contends that science, properly conceived, is a materialistic enterprise; for science to look beyond materialist explanations is to betray science and engage in superstition. Issues discussed include: materialism and its role in science, whether belief in God is compatible with a scientific perspective, and parapsychology. Michael Shermer is Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine and the author of numerous books including Skeptic. Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of ten books including his most recent, Science Set Free, which challenges scientific dogma.

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