Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences. This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.
Addresses key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe.
Battles over creation or evolution have been perpetuated for years by vocal Christians and scientists alike. But conflict has never been the only choice. Laying Down Arms to Heal the Creation-Evolution Divide presents a comprehensive, uplifting alternative that brings together an orthodox, biblical view of a sovereign Creator-God and the meaningful discoveries of modern evolutionary biology. Gary Fugle offers unique insights into this debate from his dual perspective as both an award-winning biology professor and a committed leader in conservative evangelical churches. In focusing on the stumbling blocks that surround creation and evolution debates, Fugle sensitively addresses the concerns of skeptical Christians and demonstrates how believers may celebrate evolution as a remarkable aspect of God's glory. He describes how the mainstream scientific community, as well as numerous Christians, may alter current approaches to eliminate conflicts. He explains conservative readings of early Genesis that respect both the inerrant words of Scripture and the evolutionary revelations in God's natural creation. This book is for individuals who sense that biblical Christian faith and evolution are compatible without compromising core convictions. If given good reasons to do so, are we willing to lay down our arms to affirm an encompassing vision for the future?
A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examinationof the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renownedexpert on the relation of science and religion Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins’ landmark treatiseThe God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his laterpopular works The Magic of Reality (2011) and TheGreatest Show on Earth (2011),and a new chapter on Dawkins as apopularizer of science Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views onreligion, and examine the religious implications of his scientificideas including a comprehensive investigation of the ‘selfishgene’ Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal toanyone interested in better understanding the interplay betweenscience and religion
The Magic of Truth defends truth’s relativity by examining its role in the arts and sciences, as well as in our own lives and traditions. This book argues that no field of study can progress without calling into question the traditional view of truth as a clear, objective image.
To mark the tenth anniversary of the publication of Conversations with God, Book 1, all three of the most essential books in Neale Donald Walsch's seminal trilogy are brought together in one beautiful volume just in time for the gift-giving season. Conversations with God, Book 1 was the start of Neale Donald Walsch's ongoing dialogue with God. The trilogy contains the most essential truths and lessons for spiritual seekers, and these books are the bestselling of all the author's works. Featuring a new foreword by the author, printed throughout in two colors, and inserted in a fully enclosed full-color box, this remarkable book will be a Christmas gift to treasure.
"It happens that this book germinated over dinner at my house in Virginia many years ago. Jack Kiley, a contributor to Triumph, the monthly magazine founded by my husband, Brent Bozell, was our weekend guest in 1966. Jack had had one of his serial "cognitive breakthroughs" as he calls them, and sought Brent's advice on doing a novel about a pope. Here it is: the story of a pope who tries to rescue the planet from a thermonuclear holocaust. The world is ready for John Kiley's Peter II." -Patricia Buckley Bozell, National Review, February 24, 2004.
“Through knowledge comes understanding, and understanding releases fear.” —Ascended Master Kuthumi This guide seeks to help you learn the true secrets of energy and unlock your unlimited potential. The wisdom the ancient wise ones have always known is now given to you here. For more than twenty five years Lynette Leckie-Clark has been working with spirit guides, Arch Angels and the Ascended Masters and is now the chosen channel of the Ascended Master Kuthumi. Here she shares insight and inspiration to help you become all you can be on your journey through this life. You can discover the wisdom of the ancient wise ones. You can find your passion in life, honour the still voice within, use the light rays, and build your light quotient. Through the lessons shared here, you can emerge with a renewed, positive sense of confidence. Learn about your three minds and the four steps to life abundance, and be inspired by powerful affirmations that can motivate you each and every day. Reach new heights of quantum consciousness with the meditations and higher knowledge shared in this life-transforming handbook, created to guide mankind to finally step into a new way of thinking, The Magic of You explains your role in creating a happier lifestyle for yourself and others. You can begin living a new Earth! As above, so below. “What a wonderful and inspiring book this is. To read it is to discover fresh affirmations at every turn”. Then I would see examples of an appropriate situation where I could apply what I had read; or at least be reminded of the affirmation. Then if I acted to do the right thing, I had a positive reinforcement. No matter the source of each page (Lynette or Kuthumi) I plan to reread this many times. - Paul Whelan, Dallas, USA I will always be deeply grateful to Lynette and Master Kuthumi for being there to provide that connection for enormous soul growth, to help us find clarity on our path and to show us those areas in ourselves which are in need of work. So follow your heart and accept this great gift. - Phillippa, Perth, Western Australia
"In his motivational and easy-to-read style, Pat Williams once again articulates the universal lessons to be learned from the world of sports. As an 'old QB,' I was reminded of my won experiences and the valuable lessons on the 'fields of friendly strife.' Anyone committed to being a part of a team or building a team must read The Magic of Teamwork." Jack Kemp, Vice President Candidate 1996 and Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.