Author: Steve Grand
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674011139
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Computers

The producer of the "Creatures" computer game that allows players to create artificial life explores the philosophical, ethical, and scientific issues surrounding this controversial topic.


Publisher: Dar Al Kotob Al Ilmiyah دار الكتب العلمية
ISBN: 9782745176950
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Religion

The Explainer

Author: CSIRO Publishing
ISBN: 9781486300525
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Science

Ever wondered how vaccines work, why whales strand themselves or if luck exists? The Explainer: From Déjà Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums is a collection of around 100 of the best articles published in ‘The Explainer’ and ‘Monday’s Medical Myths’ sections of The Conversation. The book answers questions on everyone's mind about a diverse range of topics, abstract concepts, and popular and hard core science. Sections include: animals and agriculture, body, climate and energy, medical myths, mind and brain, research and technology, and more. Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable in just a few short pages. This book is for the curious, those with a thirst for answers, and those with a fascination of how phenomena, new technologies and current issues in our daily lives work.

The Summation of Mankind from Creation Life Death and Beyond

Author: Marjorie K. Jones
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477265473
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Religion

Through revelation, Christian faith, and visions--the contents of this book was revealed to me. I was able to use the King James version of the Bible and a pictorial Bible dictionary to substantiate the information presented. Remembering, through time, the Bible, which is a book where the holy scriptures are contained, has been transcribed historically by man for centuries; however, this book is not an attempt to interpret the contents of the Bible, for the Bible should never be altered by additions or deletions, the words of God are to remain the same forever. If mankind would allow the spirit of God to enter into their hearts, He will guide them to do His will. Our God is in control of everything in creation and nothing is above or beyond Him.

Shaming the Devil

Author: Jacobs
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 080284894X
Release Date: 2004-08-23
Genre: Literary Collections

"Shaming the Devil" offers a compelling series of reflections that explore how hard it is to tell the truth about the world of culture -- and how central that task is to the Christian life. Employing the literary essay as a powerful means for cultural criticism and using other writers and thinkers as friends and foils in his quest, Alan Jacobs incisively and insightfully revisits the question asked by Pilate and so many others through history: bWhat is truth?b In the first part of the book, Jacobs contemplates the work of people whom he takes to be exemplary truth seekers: Rebecca West, W. H. Auden, Albert Camus, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Linda Gregerson, and Leon Kass. He then engages writers who challenge the search for truth: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Iris Murdoch, Wole Soyinka, Philip Pullman, and Anne Carson. The third section of the book consists of a single lengthy essay that pursues the provocative question of whether todaybs computer technology helps or hinders us in our pursuit of truth. Extremely well written and rich in wisdom, "Shaming the Devil" will appeal to anyone interested in literature, modern culture, and the Christian worldview.

God Hides

Author: Ned Wisnefske
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630876524
Release Date: 2010-02-18
Genre: Religion

GOD HIDES is a critique of contemporary christian faith. It argues that faith should not be understood as the result of spiritual seeking, but rather as rooted in moral living. Starting with the challenge of Bonhoeffer's religionless Christianity, it argues for a common morality, and then shows how that morality leads to Christian faith. The thesis is that in order for us to serve our neighbor whom we see, and not seek God whom we cannot see, God hides. Drawing upon the rich tradition of religious thought from Luther, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Bonhoeffer, this book offers a way past the religious battles in the current culture war. Wisnefske points to the emptiness of the Christian promise of salvation in a time when virtually no one believes there is a hell to be saved from. Instead, he shows that it makes sense today--in view of our nuclear arsenals and environmental crisis--to claim that life is threatened by death. Our present circumstances provide new understanding into the biblical view that primeval chaos threatens creation. A distinctive feature of the book is that it develops the traditional understanding that sin and death are powers threatening creation. Christian faith, accordingly, is best understood as the living hope that creation will be saved from the violence and destruction that threaten to return it to chaos.

Make It Count

Author: John N. Kotre
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684835136
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Psychology

A noted psychologist offers his best advice on how to make life more meaningful, including how to cultivate a desire to influence future generations and lead a more generative life

Looking Down on the Moon

Author: J. Russell Rose
ISBN: 9781435727977
Release Date: 2008-06-26

Secrets can destroy families and individuals. Hidden in the past of Dolores de Los Rios is a secret which, though unknown to her, has affected her life since the day she was born. Share her sadness, her happiness, her struggles and her triumphs. Read the first two chapters here. You won't be able to stop.

Tools for Life Or in the Creation of Your Best Life

Author: Shannon Lynn
ISBN: 9781456604653
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

About the Book by the Mother Goddess and Her Special Band of Angelic Helpers from Within the Kingdom of the Heavens The following pages are of briefly channeled sessions that took place over a number of months. What you have before you is the work or workings of one individual channel or processor, we call, Shannon Lynn. She has been working with us from within the angelic realms for a number of years now, in your time. She comes forth in the guidance and for the direction of each of you here, guiding and showing you to the steps of the light of the Lord within each of you here, or in this then the stepping available to and for you, once and if you then decide to make it so; just meaning, that in which you are then willing to take the steps or in the directions of and toward, and into... Into the unknown and the undiscovered depths of thy very own souls in this, into the light of the Lord that does indeed, always has and always will lie from within the very each of you here, now and forever. Amen. Peace be to the Lord, our God, in this here then. Amen. Peace be to all.

Dead Sea Scrolls and the Life of the Ancient Essene

Author: Raymond W. Bernard
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 0787312096
Release Date: 1990-06-01
Genre: Dead Sea scrolls

1956 a remarkable revelation concerning the true character, life and crucifixion of Jesus by eye witnesses who knew him, based on the Safed & Alexandrian Essene Scrolls. the greatest historical & religious discovery made during the past 2000 years. Comi.


Author: Rev Edward Johnson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781481741668
Release Date: 2013-06-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

I believe God wants mankind to have success and prosperity in life. It was revealed to us in the scriptures. When God gives man a revelation of what He did in creation, He reveals Himself to mankind. What did God do? Why can we do it? How can we do it? Why can we do it? That’s what this book is all about.


Author: Renate zum Tobel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781418476182
Release Date: 2005-08-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

I devoted years to the study of the teachings of one of the world’s great humanitarians, the medical missionary, theologian, philosopher, organist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965).I thought about his life and pondered over his statements, such as: “When you portray me it should be not as the doctor who ministered to the sick. It is my philosophy of ‘Reverence for Life’ that I consider my primary contribution to the world”, and “Will we be able again to entertain and exercise ideals which transform reality? This is the question before us today.” I found that his words are as valid today, as when he spoke them. ‘Physician of the Soul’ I used letters I had addressed the ‘Man of the Century’, Albert Schweitzer. I used this format as a process to describe the changes in consciousness occurring as I proceed with my quest for growth, truth and understanding. I describe my childhood and my experience of marriage and divorce, to my mentor and teacher, who had become my ideal of what a human being is capable of becoming.I address the subjects of meditation, reincarnation, karma, intuition, responsibility, purpose and how they relate to our destiny. By pressing beyond the limitations of thoughts, often born of doubt, ignorance and fear, I discovered that I am a soul growing through every experience. Life is the journey, leading us to the path, not only of self-discovery, but a journey of remembrances.I talk to my teacher about the truth I discovered, that life itself is my teacher. Looking at myself has been the most painful, and at the same time, the most liberating experience of my life. I also found that comparison to someone else causes pain, suffering and unhappiness. I present the reader with the opportunity to undertake his or her own courageous journey towards liberation and self-healing, as “Know Thyself” becomes the quest.

A Tear at the Edge of Creation

Author: Marcelo Gleiser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439127865
Release Date: 2010-04-06
Genre: Science

For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues to pray to their divine incarnation of Oneness. Following a surprisingly similar notion, scientists have long asserted that under Nature’s apparent complexity there is a simpler underlying reality. In its modern incarnation, this Theory of Everything would unite the physical laws governing very large bodies (Einstein’s theory of relativity) and those governing tiny ones (quantum mechanics) into a single framework. But despite the brave efforts of many powerful minds, the Theory of Everything remains elusive. It turns out that the universe is not elegant. It is gloriously messy. Overturning more than twenty-five centuries of scientific thought, award-winning physicist Marcelo Gleiser argues that this quest for a Theory of Everything is fundamentally misguided, and he explains the volcanic implications this ideological shift has for humankind. All the evidence points to a scenario in which everything emerges from fundamental imperfections, primordial asymmetries in matter and time, cataclysmic accidents in Earth’s early life, and duplication errors in the genetic code. Imbalance spurs creation. Without asymmetries and imperfections, the universe would be filled with nothing but smooth radiation. A Tear at the Edge of Creation calls for nothing less than a new "humancentrism" to reflect our position in the universal order. All life, but intelligent life in particular, is a rare and precious accident. Our presence here has no meaning outside of itself, but it does have meaning. The unplanned complexity of humankind is all the more beautiful for its improbability. It’s time for science to let go of the old aesthetic that labels perfection beautiful and holds that "beauty is truth." It’s time to look at the evidence without centuries of monotheistic baggage. In this lucid, down-to-earth narrative, Gleiser walks us through the basic and cutting-edge science that fueled his own transformation from unifier to doubter—a fascinating scientific quest that led him to a new understanding of what it is to be human.