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Karl Giberson holds a doctorate in physics from Rice University, where he received the Wilson Award for outstanding dissertation. He has taught physics, astronomy, and the history of science at Eastern Nazarene College near Boston since 1984. His undergraduate work includes a B.A. in philosophy, which along with his Christian faith, led to a keen personal and professional interest in the relationship between religion and science.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 221 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City (August 16, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0834115042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0834115040
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,254,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For a long time we have been told that science and religion are two opposing camps, each offering a competing view of reality, either with science steadily replacing God as new discoveries are made, or with the entrenched defenders of the faith battling against the onslaught of atheism. This warfare mentality is no more evident than in the debate about creation and evolution. Highly vocal advocates on one side or the other would have you believe that you have to choose between your faith and science.
Worlds Apart presents a challenging and welcome alternative to this "either-or" mentality. Drawing upon examples from the history of science and the history of the Church's response to new scientific discoveries, Dr. Giberson argues that science and religion do not offer competing answers to the same questions about reality. Instead, each answers different categories of questions that together offer a much more complete view of reality than either can alone. The conflicts arise only when we try to make the Bible an authority on questions that belong to science, or when we try to make science answer questions that belong in the realm of religion. Creation and evolution should be seen therefore, not as mutually exclusive alternatives, but rather as complementary answers to different sorts of questions.
Written in a clear, concise and easy to read style, and honoring both science and the Bible, this book is a good starting point for anyone who is searching for a way to incorporate both faith and reason.
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Giberson fully explains the "current" (nothing's changed since 94) situation. He describes the differeces between science and religion and why they are not in conflict. It is a book to read if you a struggling Christian learning about the scientific evidence and how it relates to your religion. He does not give you an outcome, only a begining to inspire you to learn more.
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I felt that the author made his point well, that even though scientists should stick to science and theologians should stick to theology, the two can get along quite compatibly and are frequently more like-minded than they realize.
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This book had at least two or three relevant points. Unfortunately the author was so busy making the same mistakes he was criticizing others for that it was for me, a book that was difficult to force myself to read. If it had not been assigned for a class, I wouldn't have finished the first chapter. As it was, the one or two points that the author eventually got around to making (in about the 9th or 10th chapter) were interesting, but failed to support the sieve-like logic of the rest of the text. This is a good example of why editing is important, and how this company gets a big fat FAIL from me. They should pay more attention to quality, content, and the logical context of arguments presented, rather than someone claiming to have something relevant to say about these sort of debates. The only reason this book got one star from me is because selecting none was not an option.
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Giberson book does a Good job at what it attempts to do. Make science look like the guilty party and fundementalism the awful enemy. Most examples usually revolve around Science saying one thing and then an extreme fundemtalist saying its wrong. In its weakness, is the culteral perspective between The battle for science and religion is seriously missing. Thus, your left with a book that satisfy's its one goal. To deconstuct religion and make science the victor.
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