By Krista Tippett
Albert Einstein didn't think in a private God. And his recognized quip that "God doesn't play cube with the universe" used to be an announcement approximately quantum physics, now not an announcement of religion. yet he did depart in the back of a desirable, principally forgotten legacy of musings and writings-some critical, a few whimsical-about the connection among technology and faith and his personal inquisitive reverence for the "order deeply hidden in the back of everything". Einstein's self-described "cosmic spiritual sense" is intriguingly suitable with twenty-first-century sensibilities. And it's the place to begin for Einstein's God.
Drawn from American Public Media's impressive software talking of religion, the conversations during this profoundly illuminating e-book discover an rising interface of inquiry-if now not answers-between many fields of technological know-how, medication, theology and philosophy. In her interviews with such luminaries as Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, V. V. Raman, and Mehmet ounces, Krista Tippett attracts out the connections among those nation-states, exhibiting how even these so much wedded to demanding truths locate religious enlightenment within the lifetime of scan and, in flip, elevate questions which are richly theologically evocative. no matter if she is conversing with celebrated health professional and writer Sherwin Nuland concerning the biology of the human spirit or wondering Darwin biographer James Moore approximately his subject's non secular ideals, Tippett deals an extraordinary examine the way in which our greatest minds grapple with the questions for which all of us search solutions.
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