Fire in the Mind

Fire in the Mind

Science, Faith, and the Search for Order

Book - 1996
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Are there really laws governing the universe? Or is the order we see a mere artifact of the way evolution wired the brain? And is what we call science only a set of myths in which quarks, DNA, and information fill the role once occupied by gods? These questions lie at the heart of George Johnson's audacious exploration of the border between science and religion, cosmic accident and timeless law. Northern New Mexico is home both to the most provocative new enterprises in quantum physics, information science, and the evolution of complexity and to the cosmologies of the Tewa Indians and the Catholic Penitentes. As it draws the reader into this landscape, juxtaposing the systems of belief that have taken root there, Fire in the Mind into a gripping intellectual adventure story that compels us to ask where science ends and religion begins.



"A must for all those seriously interested in the key ideas at the frontier of scientific discourse."--Paul Davies
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996, c1995.
ISBN: 9780679740216
067974021X
9780679411925
0679411925
Characteristics: 379 p. :,ill., maps ;,21 cm.

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