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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One of the most quoted lines concludes the penultimate chapter. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. While he is an agnostic, Jastrow astromomers a s ientific case for God.

Have scientists, with exquisite irony, brought themselves face to face with the possibility of God?

God and the Astronomers by Robert Jastrow

I love this topic because it always leaves the people studying it wondering how things got to be how they Really interesting read. The astronomets record contains no trace of these preliminary stages in the development of many-celled organisms. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Refresh and try again. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the book is that, once te, it shows how hard it is to decide what can and can’t be understood by science.

Published July 28th by W. Still a very good book though written years ago. Stephen Hawking does not work for Discovery Institute.

As a short history of 20th century astronomy, it holds up remarkably well, even after 30 years. Astronkmers brief discussion of whether the universe was formed by God or because of an explosion.


Apr 12, Manny rated it it was ok Bod it for: Dec 12, Angela rated it liked it. Oct 03, Carol rated it it was ok. Here, Jastrow says in that we will never be able to understand what happened in the Big Bang, because all the evidence was destroyed by the enormous temperature of the early universe.

An editorial in the same issue of New Scientist is forthright: Nov 06, G. Retrieved from ” https: The philosopher Comte famously said in that it would never be possible to know what the stars were made of; 30 years later, Huggins used spectroscopy to prove him wrong.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a jastrpw life. This is a worthwhile read for those central “a-ha” moments. Very hard to read, but very interesting. Read more Read less. In spite of a sometimes uneven writing style, a great account of the development of the Big Bang theory, and the inherent theological implications found therein. I think, made this up on as I write this. The basic idea is nice, and it’s a thought I’ve had myself several times.

As he pulls himself over the final rock, he jwstrow greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries. That makes ID religious by definition, they say. Written by the agnostic Dr. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Those are the defunct thw Grossman wrote about.


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I’d read Gamow in elementary school and Jastrow’s Red Asyronomers and White Dwarfs in high school, supplementing such occasional forays into scientific cosmology with issues of Scientific American, but really didn’t keep up with developments much.

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The Fate of the Universe. Lowell Herr rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Jastrow’s work is notable for his bemused notation of the fact that many vod and “rationalist” scientists are in fact rooting for certain outcomes and ideas, and are not the impartial seekers of truth they are often portrayed as in media and Written by the agnostic Dr.

With all his faults, Jastrow is entertaining, while Kragh’s book – it pains me to admit it – often left me feeling rather sleepy. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The new and expanded edition brings the reader up to date on the latest developments in this extraordinary chapter of scientific discovery. But he was also a co-founder of the George C.

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Preface to the Second Edition. The point is that what theologians believed in–a beginning–was found to be true. I believe in the Big Band Theory now, but don’t think it should be taught without recognizing God’s place in it.