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 mix of technology, faith, and philosophy for agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded readers
 
Many individuals are uninterested with the way in which conventional faith alienates them: too simply it will possibly perpetuate clash, vilify technology, and undermine cause. Nancy Abrams, a thinker of technological know-how, legal professional, and lifetime atheist, is between them. And but, whilst she became to the restoration neighborhood to stand a private fight, she stumbled on that imagining a better energy gave her a brand new freedom. Intellectually, this used to be particularly astounding.
 
in the meantime her husband, famed astrophysicist Joel Primack, was once aiding create a brand new thought of the universe in line with darkish topic and darkish strength, and Abrams used to be taking part with him on books that placed the recent medical photo right into a social and political context. She questioned, “Could something truly exist during this unusual new universe that's precious of the identify ‘God?’”
 
In A God which may be Real, Abrams explores a notably new mind set approximately God. She dismantles numerous universal assumptions approximately God and indicates why an omniscient, all-powerful God that created the universe and plans what occurs is incompatible with science—but that this doesn’t restrict a God that could convenience and empower us.
 
relocating clear of conventional arguments for God, Abrams unearths whatever precious of the identify “God” within the new technology of emergence: simply as a posh ant hill emerges from the collective habit of separately clueless ants, and simply because the worldwide economic system emerges from the interactions of billions of people’ offerings, God, she argues, is an “emergent phenomenon” that arises from the superb complexity of humanity’s collective aspirations and is in discussion with each person. This God didn't create the universe—it created the that means of the universe. It’s no longer universal—it’s planetary. It can’t swap the area, however it is helping us swap the realm. A God that may be genuine, Abrams indicates 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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