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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God by Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan, that wonderful astrochemist, who gave the world " Cosmos" & " Contact" explores the subject of theology through science. Atheism has been and will remain a controversial topic in a world full of religions. Apart from challenging the traditional view and displaying lack of belief in the " invisible faith", the atheists have never had a true champion to further the cause with modesty ( This is where someone like Dawkins fails) and forbearance.

The magnificence of Carl Sagan is not just in his ideas but in his humbleness and simplicity in conveying those ideas. If you really care about theology & science , then look no beyond this book which is a collection of his celebrated " Gifford Lectures". In a world of squabblers and half-baked truths, Sagan stands tall with his intellect and deep analysis.

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