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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


Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the popular writings of the six scientists who have been the most influential in shaping perceptions of science, how it works, and how it relates to other fields of human endeavor, ... More


Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263838
eISBN:
9780191682650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263838.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Contemporary science presents us with the remarkable theory that the universe began to exist about fifteen billion years ago with a cataclysmic explosion called ‘the Big Bang’. The question of ... More


The Wave Function of a Godless Universe

Quentin Smith

in Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263838
eISBN:
9780191682650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263838.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the wave function of a Godless universe. It analyses the concept of nothingness, the interpretation of quantum cosmology, and Stephen Hawking's quasi-instrumentalist ... More


Conclusion: Science and Beyond

Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

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/9780195310726.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The oracles of science: Carl Sagan, Stephen Weinberg, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Edward O. Wilson, and Stephen Jay Gould make connections between science and culture, and they particularly ... More


‘What Place, then, for a Creator?’: Hawking on God and Creation

William Lane Craig

in Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263838
eISBN:
9780191682650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263838.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the position or opinion of cosmologist Stephen Hawking on the existence of God. In a review of his recent book, A Brief History of Time, a critic suggested that in Hawking's ... More


Media, Metaphor, and the “Oracles of Science”

Lynda Walsh

in Scientists as Prophets: A Rhetorical Genealogy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199857098
eISBN:
9780199345410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857098.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter examines how Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Stephen Jay Gould, and notes that the polities they addressed together constituted a powerful prophetic ethos—with special attention to ... More


The Rhetoric of Faithful Science

Wayne Glausser

in Something Old, Something New: Contemporary Entanglements of Religion and Secularity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190864170
eISBN:
9780190864200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864170.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines books by three distinguished scientists—Francis Collins, Owen Gingerich, and John Polkinghorne—who have strong Christian faith. All three scientists attempt to argue that ... More


Creation

OP Gaven Kerr

in Aquinas's Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190224806
eISBN:
9780190224820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224806.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this chapter Aquinas’s metaphysics of creation is articulated. It is held that the proof of God in De Ente has implications for how we ought to think about creation. Indeed, the account of ... More


A Theory of Everything? Kant Speaks to Stephen Hawking

Leslie Stevenson

in Inspirations from Kant: Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199778225
eISBN:
9780190267629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778225.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay examines Immanuel Kant’s systematic diagnosis of a certain kind of illusion to which we are prone when we try to think about the world as a whole, an idea reminiscent of what theoretical ... More


Caught in the Crossfire? The Public's Role in the Science Wars

Jane Gregory and Steve Miller

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The meaning of the phrase “public understanding of science” has evolved and diversified in the postwar era: what used to refer to the little-understood and barely interesting phenomenon of the ... More


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