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The Devil S Delusion

Author: David Berlinski
ISBN: 1458758567
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A secular Jew, Berlinski nonetheless delivers a biting defense of religious thought. This incisive book explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it can be--indeed must be--the ultimate touchstone for understanding the world--Cf publisher's description.

A Free People S Suicide

Author: Os Guinness
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830866825
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2013 Logos Book of the Year in Christianity/Culture! "If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." Abraham Lincoln Nothing is more daring in the American experiment than the founders' belief that the American republic could remain free forever. But how was this to be done, and are Americans doing it today? It is not enough for freedom to be won. It must also be sustained. Cultural observer Os Guinness argues that the American experiment in freedom is at risk. Summoning historical evidence on how democracies evolve, Guinness shows that contemporary views of freedom--most typically, a negative freedom from constraint-- are unsustainable because they undermine the conditions necessary for freedom to thrive. He calls us to reconsider the audacity of sustainable freedom and what it would take to restore it. "In the end," Guinness writes, "the ultimate threat to the American republic will be Americans. The problem is not wolves at the door but termites in the floor." The future of the republic depends on whether Americans will rise to the challenge of living up to America's unfulfilled potential for freedom, both for itself and for the world.

The Deniable Darwin And Other Essays

Author: David Berlinski
Publisher: Discovery Inst
ISBN: 9780979014123
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David Berlinski, a senior fellow at Discovery Institute, writes about three profound mysteries: the existence of the human mind, the existence and diversity of living creatures, and the existence of matter. His other books include: The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions, Newton's Gift, and A Tour of the Calculus.

One Two Three

Author: David Berlinski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400079101
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Considers the fundamentals of such basics as the actual workings of addition and the nature of logic, revealing how the complexities of simple mathematics are essential to everyday life.

Newton S Gift

Author: David Berlinski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684843927
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A portrait of the physicist's life assesses his remarkable accomplishments in the field of science, his rescue of the British mint and its currency, and his intellectual battles with his colleagues.

A Tour Of The Calculus

Author: David Berlinski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307789730
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Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things possible and in doing so finds a correspondence between real numbers and the real world is the subject of this dazzling book by a writer of extraordinary clarity and stylistic brio. Even as he initiates us into the mysteries of real numbers, functions, and limits, Berlinski explores the furthest implications of his subject, revealing how the calculus reconciles the precision of numbers with the fluidity of the changing universe. "An odd and tantalizing book by a writer who takes immense pleasure in this great mathematical tool, and tries to create it in others."--New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

The King Of Infinite Space

Author: David Berlinski
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465038638
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Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid's Elements, arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics In The King of Infinite Space, renowned mathematics writer David Berlinski provides a concise homage to this elusive mathematician and his staggering achievements. Berlinski shows that, for centuries, scientists and thinkers from Copernicus to Newton to Einstein have relied on Euclid's axiomatic system, a method of proof still taught in classrooms around the world. Euclid's use of elemental logic—and the mathematical statements he and others built from it—have dramatically expanded the frontiers of human knowledge. The King of Infinite Space presents a rich, accessible treatment of Euclid and his beautifully simple geometric system, which continues to shape the way we see the world.

God S Undertaker

Author: John C. Lennox
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745959113
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Evaluates the evidence of modern science in relation to the debate between the atheistic and theistic interpretations of the universe, and provides a fresh basis for discussion.

God And The Astronomers

Author: Robert Jastrow
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393850062
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Summarizes current theories about the creation of the universe, compares these with the Biblical story of creation, and looks at the role of scientists in increasing our understanding of the universe