God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion

God s Mechanics How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion In God s Mechanics Brother Guy tells the stories of those who identify with the scientific mindset so called techies while practicing religion A full fledged techie himself he relates some classic p

  • Title: God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion
  • Author: Guy Consolmagno
  • ISBN: 9780787994662
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In God s Mechanics, Brother Guy tells the stories of those who identify with the scientific mindset so called techies while practicing religion A full fledged techie himself, he relates some classic philosophical reflections, his interviews with dozens of fellow techies, and his own personal take on his Catholic beliefs to provide, like a set of worked out sample prIn God s Mechanics, Brother Guy tells the stories of those who identify with the scientific mindset so called techies while practicing religion A full fledged techie himself, he relates some classic philosophical reflections, his interviews with dozens of fellow techies, and his own personal take on his Catholic beliefs to provide, like a set of worked out sample problems, the hard data on the challenges and joys of embracing a life of faith as a techie And he also gives a roadmap of the traps that can befall an unwary techie believer With lively prose and wry humor, Brother Guy shows how he not only believes in God but gives religion an honored place alongside science in his life This book offers an engaging look at how and why scientists and those with technological leanings can hold profound, unprovable religious beliefs while working in highly empirical fields Through his own experience and interviews with other scientists and engineers who profess faith, Brother Guy explores how religious beliefs and practices make sense to those who are deeply rooted in the world of technology.

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      Guy Consolmagno

    About Author

    1. American research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory B.A and M.A at MIT, Ph.D at the University of Arizona s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, all in planetary science After postdoctoral research and teaching at Harvard College Observatory and MIT, in 1983 he joined the US Peace Corps to serve in Kenya for two years, teaching astronomy and physics After his return he took a position as Assistant Professor at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.In 1989 he entered the Society of Jesus, and took vows as a brother in 1991 On entry into the order, he was assigned as an astronomer to the Vatican Observatory, where he also serves as curator of the Vatican Meteorite collection, positions he has held since then In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he has also studied philosophy and theology source

    One thought on “God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion

    1. absolutely fantastic book Jesuit brother and Vatican Astronomer Guy Consolmagno is a truly fabulous writer especially revealing about why how techies think the way they do and WHY they think the way they do about the way they think , about religion gives profound depiction of how and why many of these peculiar people believe about the big things gives justification for his religious convictions and depicts others fairly and sympathetically.


    2. Oh, how I ve been searching for this book I m a well educated, skeptical, modern, feminist, left leaning Catholic in the USA It s hard to maintain belief and faith It s hard to explain belief and faith It s hard to justify even to myself being Catholic of all thingsbut now I don t have to Most of the book was interesting but I LOVED the last section, where he riffs on why he s Catholic, how he can remain Catholic in the face of all the inconsistencies and awkward question and how it makes his an [...]


    3. A really interesting perspective on God Although when the author starts talking about organized religions it gets awkward He admits his lack of study in non Catholic religions, and just powered through to explain why Catholicism makes the most sense to him Thankfully that only lasts for a few pages in one chapter, the rest of the book is well worth a read and opens your mind to understand how intellectuals can accept and embrace God.


    4. Spirituality has always been a huge part of my life, despite the fact that, for quite some time, I ve not been a church going, God fearing bible thumper I ve also been an amateur student of the sciences since grade school If the lure of the amber screen my first computer hadn t been so great, and I hadn t sucked quite so badly at all forms of mathematics, I probably would have pursued a career in theoretical physics Because of these facts, a large part of my inner journey has been involved in th [...]


    5. Really enjoying it so far Only in the first three chapters, and already Brother Guy is going over stuff I was yelling at my theology teachers in 12th grade and some of my favorite quotes from C.S Lewis I m not what he calls a techie far from it but I deeply appreciate his willingness to say it out loud proof is not something that God has much to do with Yet God the idea, the reality, the whatever you want to call it has so much going for it Him that most people in most places at most times are b [...]


    6. This was a difficult book for me to read in the beginning as I was unfamiliar with some of the scientific terminology But as I progressed it became apparent to me how deep and thoughtful this book is Brother Guy presents a scientific argument for spirituality and God that is engaging and challenging It illustrates a different side of religion that I feel most people overlook This is an absolutely wonderful book, especially the last third, and I cannot recommend it enough.


    7. Wonderful book on the way that scientists with science framework brains make religion a part or not of their lives Brother Guy is a wonderfully engaging man in person and in print He has a gift for taking complicated, detail laden subjects and making them sensible to the non specialist The book starts with some BIG QUESTIONS that can alone lead to a general acceptance of God by science minded folks or techies It moves then to some specific attributes or things observable to make it work in this [...]


    8. This book tries to explain how techies that are believers reconcile their scientific mentality with faith.This is not a book of apologetics, it doesn t try to proof the existence of God or the correctness of any religion It isn t academic, nor philosophical, nor rigorous It s merely a believer techie trying to explain how is it that some techies adhere to a religion If you are a techie, or if you are trying to understand how the techie mind works, or if you are trying to understand how it is tha [...]


    9. Often times, I choose books that I m pretty sure will get me into my own head and rattle some of the foundations that have settled in up there This book was one of those Unfortunately, I m not sure I agree altogether with some of what he says, and my own beliefs are starting to solidify as well making it challenging This is a good book, with some great insight, and there are some wonderful answers to some excellent questions There are also sections that I don t think needed to be there and don t [...]


    10. Enjoyed the book, the reasoning, the candid discussions As the reading progressed, it seemed to concluded in what I consider circular arguments Nevertheless, I am glad I read it Recommend to anyone interested in the topic reconciling science and religion.


    11. Solid book A little mish mash at times, but delivers so many good insights on the science religion front that a workable lack of cohesion is fine Especially loved the latter apologistic though he wouldn t call it that section.


    12. Not a tightly argued treatise, but it offers some interesting perspective on how certain kinds of people view the world It really reads like a few mini books patched together in one volume.



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