Skeptics and True Believers: The Exhilarating Connection Between Science and Religion

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Acknowledging that the scientific and the spiritual communities are increasingly split, Raymo builds strong bridges between them. He illustrates his argument with an array of thought-provoking stories, such as the remarkable migratory flight of a small bird called the Red Knot; the long, glorious glide of the Comet Hyakutake across the night sky; a hilarious alien abduction that didn't happen. Together, they are compelling evidence that religion should embrace the reliable knowledge of the world that science provides, while at the same time science should respect and nourish humankind's need for spiritual sustenance. 'Miracles are explainable, ' Raymo paraphrases the writer Tim Robinson, 'it is the explanations that are miraculous'. For anyone drawn to reflect on life's meaning and purpose, Chet Raymo's uncompromising skepticism and reverence for mystery will affirm and inspire.

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Chet Raymo's books include The Dork of Cork, Honey from Stone, The Soul of the Night and 365 Starry Nights. He writes a weekly column, 'Science Musings,' for the Boston Globe. A professor of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College, he lives in Massachusetts.

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