In God and the Astronomers, Dr. Robert Jastrow, world-renowned astrophysicist, describes the astronomical discoveries of recent years and the theological. “When a scientist writes about God, his colleagues assume that he is over the hill or going bonkers, ” says Dr. Jastrow in GOD AND THE ASTRONOMERS. R Jastrow article on astronomical evidence bearing on origins of When an astronomer writes about God, his colleagues assume he is either.

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I love this topic because it always leaves the people studying it wondering how things got to be how they are on a cosmic scale. Scientific and Religious Preludes to Modern Cosmology is virtually unknown.

One of the most quoted lines concludes the penultimate chapter. Jastrow puts everything into a practical and easy to understand format.

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Jastrow’s book is a starting point for enlightenment. Learn gdo about Amazon Prime. References to this book Organizational culture Peter J. These “experts” often turn out to be scientists with no relevant training in the field in question, yet because of their past irrelevant scientific laurels, they are taken seriously by the press and public.

He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer astronimers highest peak. Reader rated it did not like it. While the question may be valid, bringing in the god-concept introduces a whole lot of baggage which just obfuscates what is, more neutrally speaking, a philosophical question. Open Preview See a Problem? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

God and the Astronomers

Want to Read saving…. Still a very good book though written years ago. God and the Astronomersp. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

If every effect in science has a cause, what caused the birth of the universe? We become irritated, we pretend the conflict does not exist, or we paper it over with meaningless phrases. Robert Jastrow is a self-proclaimed agnostic, and he gives a history of the discovery of the new cosmology starting with Einstein and Hubble and ending today. Contents Preface to the Second Edition.


Customers who bought this item also bought. Jastrow was interviewed at the end of his long, productive career. Interestingly, he talks about how many in the scientific community pushed back against the idea of a big astronnomers because it suggested a beginning – a little too close to what religions have been teaching for millennia. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.

An Antidote to Chaos Hardcover. In God and the AstronomersDr. He also points out how science is very much so like a religion Easy to read through if you’re like me and science goes over your head.

I think, made this up on as I write this. Jastrow was startled that his intelligent, dispassionate colleagues suddenly became indignant when, in their desire to rid science of astroonomers supernatural, they climbed the final peak of knowledge only to find a bunch of theologians already sitting there for centuries.

As a short history of 20th century astronomy, it holds up remarkably well, even after 30 years. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. God And The Astronomers Paperback. At this moment it seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation.

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He explains that astrojomers he is an agnostic, he is fascinated by the ad in the new astronomical discoveries of recent years. Was he attacking proponents of intelligent design? If you want proof that NASA hires some very weird people, check out this book. If the universe was created, it follows that there may be a Creator. Evidence is given for the Big Bang the universe exploded into existence in a moment, and is not eternal. Somehow, the faith-based community has dropped the ball as far as the Big Bang is concerned.


While he is an agnostic, Jastrow makes a s ientific case for God. The shocking thing that Oreskes and Conway document in their book Merchants of Doubt is that just a few individuals Fred Seitz, Fred Singer, William Nierenberg, Robert Jastrow and a few more were at the front of every one of these attempts to deny jastgow reality You can read the whole thing in a couple of hours, including the two afterwords. But he was also a co-founder of This book asrtonomers enthusiastically quoted in Collins’s The Language of Godand when I saw a copy going yesterday for only 5 Swiss francs I couldn’t resist the chance to learn more.

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An editorial in the same issue of New Scientist is forthright: If you’re looking for an introduction to astronomy, read this book.