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Hidden Light: Science Secrets of the Bible Hardcover – April 1, 2008
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experience in micro-wave transmission to an understanding of Maimonides' brilliant insight that indeed, as Psalm 19 declares, the heavens actually speak of the glory of the Creator. Yet that same psalm tells us that in spite of this celestial praise, no voice is heard. Quite simply nothing is heard, because we humans do not speak star language. But a micro-wave expert as is David can tap into that celestial message. And he has in a very intriguing and revealing way. Hidden Light will open a new vista for each time you view the heavens. --Gerald Schroeder, PhD, Author of Genesis and the Big Bang, The Hidden Face of God, and God according to God
An interesting and stimulating epic. I am very impressed with the scope of the scholarship, the delivery, and the new concepts that are shining through the text. --Professor R. Zidovetski, University of California
This is a fascinating subject and a certain bestseller. --Professor Sol Penner, Unviersity of California
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About half of the book concerns the creation account in Genesis 1-3. Much of this attempts to show that a pleasing and respectful harmony exists between these accounts and the latest findings of modern science. This is a welcome contrast to the assertions of both the Bible thumping dogmatists and the Bible bashing scoffers that one too often encounters in this arena. One doesn't have to agree with the particular syntheses that the author gives, to recognize the great value of what he has done and to admit that his views deserve a respectful hearing.
David Medved rightly dismisses "other creation stories" (page 8) as vastly inferior to the Biblical creation account, which is uniquely worthy of serious attention by serious scientists, theologians and philosophers. And then he proceeds to give his synthesis of the account.
I like, and agree with, his recognition that words such as "heavens", "waters", "light", and "darkness" all are used in the creation narrative with a measure of ineffability added. He gives his own very valid suggestions as to their meaning. I agree with some of these, and disagree with others, but in all cases his views are well worth pondering.
He relates "light" (Genesis 1:3 "Let there be light.Read more ›
Dr. Medved, a respected scientist and physicist who once served as NASA's principal investigator on the Gemini project, takes his reader on an eye-opening tour of Cosmology, Astronomy, Mathematics, Chemistry, Seismology and Archaeology, demonstrating that the more science reveals, the closer it is aligned with a rational and faithful reading of the Torah (Jewish Bible).
Medved never demands a leap of faith, never asks you to look the other way while he glosses over an inconvenient argument. His reasoning is rigorous; his thinking straight; his conclusions compelling.
It is a tour-de-force, the distillation of decades of scientific and Jewish study, and destined to be a classic text of intellectual thinking. You will never read a scientific article -- or the Bible -- in quite the same way again.
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Interesting and heady. I had to re-read some passages to grasp the idea. Even though I am not a science major I did find the subject extremely engaging.Published 9 months ago by jeffrey kavalin
One of the best science meets religion books out there.
By an outstanding physicist.