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God and Randomness

  • By Thomas R. McFaul
  • By Al Brunsting
$32.49
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Most of us have experienced the impact of randomness in our lives not only as individuals but in our interactions with others as well. In God and Randomness, which is a sequel to our 2014 publication God Is Here to Stay: Science, Evolution, and Belief in God, we describe the connection between randomness and God and how this connection has permeated our universe from the start. We cover several areas that include personal stories, the micro and macro sources of world events, the origins of our cosmos and solar system, the emergence of human mindfulness and choice, major episodes of the twentieth century, the future, and the quest for fairness. In the course of examining these topics, we identify how current scientific research is consistent with our speculation of how God influences our lives in the presence of all this randomness. We conclude that the random events affecting us may originate in other dimensions that are inaccessible to us and that God is actively at work in the chaos and randomness that pervades our lives and our world. ""In God and Randomness, the authors explore the presence of randomness in processes that encompass everything in the universe, from the world of subatomic particles all the way to the solar system and the galaxies, as well as human life and human history. . . . All these issues and many more are examined in depth in God and Randomness, yet using very readable language."" --Francisco J. Ayala, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, and 2010 Templeton Prize Laureate ""God and Randomness. . . challenges readers to rethink their assumptions about randomness, using a lively writing style, that draws on autobiography of the authors and their profound knowledge of history, science, and religion. The book invites readers to view randomness, not as meaninglessness, but as a golden thread in the tapestry being woven by a purposeful God."" --Alyce M. McKenzie, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Perkins School of Theology Southern Methodist University ""In God and Randomness, the authors span the whole scale of scientific thought, suggesting how they are related and incorporating compelling personal stories. Reading it will prompt thought and speculation as it provides a fresh view on a fundamental topic: Why does seemingly random badness as well as goodness occur in a world designed by God?"" --Graham Wills, Machine Intelligence Architect and Master Inventor, IBM ""Here, the whole scenario of the creation, its future in chaotic randomness; and, the presence of God in it all, are all laid out in clear and easily understood language."" --Emery Percell, University of Chicago, retired pastor, United Methodist Church ""The preface creates a sense of intrigue and a desire to discover more about the topics in succeeding chapters. I was not disappointed. I found the discussion about the possible existence of other dimensions and the further possibility that God may be operating in those dimensions to be particularly intriguing."" --Dale Zimmerman, Attorney and Recipient of the Milton Gordon Award in 1989 ""Here in God and Randomness the authors make speculations that are similar to and consistent with current research in cosmology. This provides reader with an understanding of how God might be actively at work in all that chaos and randomness that pervades our lives and our world."" --Richard L. Schwenk, Recipient of the Outstanding Educator award, Philippines ""This second book by McFaul and Brunsting presents valuable new perspectives on an unusual combination of two topics, God and randomness. The authors develop clear definitions and examples of randomness of varying arenas from the universe, to nano-scale physics, to evolution and to everyday human experiences. This is a well-researched thought-provoking book."" --James Nelson, 18 US and many foreign patents ""The personal accounts in Chapter Two were found to be very moving."" --Christopher T. Hill, Fello

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781532638978
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • ISBN 13: 9781532638978
    • Publication Date: 12/01/2017
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Thomas R. McFaul
    • Author: Al Brunsting
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