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 Reading the Mind of God: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Stephen Hawking is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of A Brief History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime with George Ellis, Stephen ... More


Determining the Sources of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence

Tariq Ramadan

in Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331714
eISBN:
9780191720987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines scriptural sources in an attempt to understand what they tell us about the role of the Universe, creation, and the human and social contexts in the elaboration of Islamic law ... More


Platonic Cosmology on Plotinian Terms

Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

in Plotinus on Number

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377194
eISBN:
9780199869572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377194.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the relationship between Plotinus’ concept of the origin of multiplicity as “separation from the One” (apostasis) and Plato’s presentation of the Demiurge’s composition of the ... More


Myth and Ritual

S.C. Dube

in The Kamar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077312
eISBN:
9780199081158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the different myths and rituals of the Kamar tribes. It first studies the mythology of the Universe, and observes that the Kamars' folklore is poor in terms of traditional myths ... More


Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Richard Seaford (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book focuses from various perspectives on the striking similarities (as well as the concomitant differences) between early Greek and early Indian thought. In both cultures there occurred at ... More


Mars Unveiled

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars in the 1960s and 1970s returned images of a cratered Mars with no signs of Lowell’s canals or life of any kind. However, Martian life as well as Martian civilization ... More


The Story of Collapsing Stars: Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity

Pankaj S. Joshi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199686766
eISBN:
9780191766817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686766.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The most fascinating phenomena in the Universe, black holes and spacetime singularities, occur at the end of a massive star’s life cycle when it has exhausted its internal nuclear fuel and collapses ... More


Conclusion: Celebration and Recapitulation

Christi-Anne Castro

in Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199746408
eISBN:
9780199894758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746408.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter integrates material from the previous chapters, as the diverse nationalist history of the Philippines is celebrated and retold in music during the 1998 Centennial of Philippine ... More


“Scientism”: Abusing the Scientific Method

Massimiliano Di Ventra

in The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825623
eISBN:
9780191864605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825623.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter warns against a bad form of “religion” that may be called Scientism. It shows that the abuse of the scientific method in context that are not addressable via experimental means leads to ... More


Two Stabs at the Universe

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Charles Ives's legendary “Universe” Symphony, a performing version of which has been produced by composer Larry Austin, with the help of the College–Conservatory of Music at ... More


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