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God Theories: Revised Edition [Kindle Edition]

Ken Ungerecht
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Book Description

Never discuss religion or politics, as the saying goes, if you want to keep the peace. But it's clear that old adage hasn't really been too effective. Prejudice, discrimination, intolerance, and wars all in the name of God have been an integral part of the human condition for at least as long as that condition has been recorded. But the price on these addictions is getting pretty steep. It could be the time has come when we will have to give them up. I don't expect we'll all quit cold turkey; but maybe some honest, open, sit-down heart-to-hearts might help to see us through. Maybe not, but if you think there's half a chance, then I say, "Let's start the conversation."

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About the Author

Ken Ungerecht was born and raised in the lake country of northern Minnesota. He has taught high school biology, chemistry, and physics. He currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is employed as an engineer and training representative in the field of electronic communications. Among his many interests has been a lifelong passion to learn and understand more about the possible spiritual aspects of the human condition.

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  • File Size: 186 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
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  • Publisher: XlibrisUS (July 23, 2010)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003XIJ9IA
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The topic of divine existence is an age- old question that stirs up intense emotions in some people who feel very strongly one way or the other. The lines of debate are usually along the lines of science vs. faith with each side taking an absolute, all or nothing approach and refusing to budge no matter what counter- arguments are presented.

But does it have to be this way? Can science and faith work together to draw the most accurate conclusion? The author of God Theories believes that they can and in this book, he blends science, reason, logic, intuition, and faith for a better overall understanding. The author believes that spirituality is an essential component of the human dimension but he also feels that science offers much that is actually compatible to the belief in a divine being. Rather than take a one- dimensional position, this book encourages the reader to consider science as they seek an answer to the God debate. It is clear that the author is a believer in the divine, but he is also a man of science and he doesn't see why science cannot be an ally in the search for proof of divine existence.

Probably the most interesting section in this book is the one that attempts to offer a mathematical proof for the existence of God. When I first read it, I admit that it did get me thinking, but I knew there was something flawed in the application of the proof. The mathematics is accurate, but I knew something wasn't quite right in the logic and after thinking about it, I finally realized the problem. What the author has done is construct a probability table that shows the chances for you being the person you are today. Considering a woman produces about 400 eggs in her lifetime and a man produces 1 trillion sperm, there is a 400 trillion to 1 chance that you would be born.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great concept, difficult read September 21, 2011
By Susola
God Theories by Ken Ungerbrecht posits an interesting theory: that one cannot understand spirituality or religion without understanding the scientific components of the universe at large, and scientific proof of our existence. It's a fascinating premise, and one that I was eager to understand. Unfortunately for me, probably because scientific concepts are so difficult for me to understand, I couldn't really understand the fundamental scientific principles Ungerbrecht deftly discusses. Where the book's concepts came together for me, though, was in the last few chapters, where the author expertly addressed spirituality, Christianity, science, evolution, intelligent design, and their inter-relating theories; without understanding each component fully, one cannot understand their totality. I may be saying this wrong, but this is a daunting task for the author, and one which he undertakes intelligently and sensibly. It's definitely worth the time spent.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Messy Hodgepodge of Science and Metaphysics July 5, 2012
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Although an intriguing concept, the exploration of it in this book is extremely poor. By mixing science and speculation, and dropping names of well-known eminent scientists (Bohr, Planck, Einstein) the author seeks to impress the reader into accepting some pretty big reaches. When making assertions such as "...many of the most recognized brilliant minds, both from people working within the realms of traditional science and those from other disciplines as well, have also postulated the existence of thought particles" (p. 16), it is customary to cite sources in lieu of making such sweeping generalizations without substantiation, so that the reader can independently verify such statements for him or herself. Some specific examples of these 'brilliant minds' would be nice. This is followed in the next paragraph by the statement "It is presently impossible to verify the existence of thought particles by current scientific methods, but there is data that supports their existence" (p. 16). OK, where is this purported data? Can we please see some of it? If science can't verify the existence of these purported 'thought particles', then where does this alleged data come from? The sole citation in the book is from Wikipedia on p. 18, in discussion of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.

"Consciousness would almost certainly have to be considered a form of energy that exists...." (p. 21). That's a belief, not a fact. Considered by whom? Consciousness and 'soul' may be names for the same thing. Speculation. Metaphysics. Not fact. "...studies cannot assume that consciousness is not a fundamental form of energy existing apart from the existence of some kind of neural system" (p. 21).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mathematical Theories Test the Existence of God September 15, 2011
Although I do not agree with Mr. Ungerecht's conclusions, I applaud his attempts to justify his theories. It would be very difficult to present mathematical and physics theories as it pertains to the existence of God to the Southern Baptist Convention. I shudder to even think of it. However, he has the same right to try to figure out for himself whether God exists as the rest of us do.

The problem I have with his attempts is I am not sure how you can apply these mathematical applications to a belief. However, he BELIEVES he can, therefore he does. He very correctly sets up where the belief might have originated; through the years, parents, etc. For those very reasons, a belief is not subject to the methods which he wants to use to destroy it. If something is truly believed it cannot be broken down into the parts and pieces he wishes to apply to it like it is simply building blocks to be constructed into a house. True believers carry their God in their hearts, not just their minds; physics cannot touch the heart.

However, Mr. Ungerecht's book is exciting on its own merits. It is interesting to test your belief structure against his methodology and it would not do your religion any good to poo-poo it or ignore it without giving it the same respect you give to your priest, for instance. It is unlikely that a true believer in God will be swayed by this book, but it is interesting nonetheless and it is always good to keep your mind open to the opinion of someone other than yourself.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Interesting. Not in a dynamic way, but interesting.
Published 3 months ago by Shirley Westbury
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
I always enjoy the writings of scientists on the subject of how life may have come to be. It doesn't matter which of them I read, or which side they are on, I am always finding... Read more
Published 7 months ago by SunnyBrook
5.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile read
As an agnostic, I was initially skeptic about this book. However, I approached this book with an open mind, and I found myself well-rewarded. Read more
Published 18 months ago by M
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Beginners
The merging of science and spiritually has always been a favorite topic of mine. I was therefore very excited to read Ken Ungerecht's new book in this field. Read more
Published on September 28, 2012 by Michael L. Gooch
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting
God Theories is an interesting dig into unanswered questions based on our existence. As individual, we definitely question plenty of unseen substances. Read more
Published on October 14, 2011 by Jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Book
God Theories: Let's Talk is a very interesting book. It allows readers to step outside of their religious box and ask questions about what we've been thought since our youth. Read more
Published on September 25, 2011 by JCroichy
5.0 out of 5 stars Stirs questions, and thoroughly answers them
God Theories 2nd Edition by author Ken Ungerecht points out the flaws and facts in three of the most popular views of the origin of life, including Creationism, Intelligent Design... Read more
Published on September 23, 2011 by Kaley Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Ever wonder who we are and where we come from? Are we all a product of God? And does God really exist? Read more
Published on September 21, 2011 by Patrick Daniel, CA
4.0 out of 5 stars A Conversation About God
Ken Ungerecht's "God Theories: Let's Talk" culls timeless questions about life, existence and the possible existence of an omniscient "supreme intelligence. Read more
Published on September 20, 2011 by Sonya Alexander
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