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Calculating God
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781429914598
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Calculating God is the new near-future SF thriller from the popular and award-winning Robert J. Sawyer. An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges, who says, in perfect English, "Take me to a paleontologist." It seems that Earth, and the alien's home planet, and the home planet of another alien species traveling on the alien mother ship, all experienced the same five cataclysmic events at about the same time (one example of these "cataclysmic events" would be the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs). Both alien races believe this proves the existence of God: i.e. he's obviously been playing with the evolution of life on each of these planets. From this provocative launch point, Sawyer tells a fast-paced, and morally and intellectually challenging, SF story that just grows larger and larger in scope. The evidence of God's universal existence is not universally well received on Earth, nor even immediately believed. And it reveals nothing of God's nature. In fact. it poses more questions than it answers. When a supernova explodes out in the galaxy but close enough to wipe out life on all three home-worlds, the big question is, Will God intervene or is this the sixth cataclysm:? Calculating God is SF on the grand scale. Calculating God is a 2001 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Calculating God
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0765322897
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges and says, in perfect English, “Take me to a paleontologist.” In the distant past, Earth, the alien's home planet, and the home planet of another alien species, all experienced the same five cataclysmic events at the same time (one example: the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs). Both alien races believe this proves the existence of God: i.e., he's obviously been playing with the evolution of life on each of these planets. From this provocative launch point, Sawyer tells a fast-paced, morally and intellectually challenging story of ambitious scope and touching humanity.Calculating God is SF on a grand scale. Calculating God is a 2001 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.

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    Calculating God
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 0812580354
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When aliens land in Toronto, they present astounding evidence that their planet and Earth have experienced the same cataclysmic events--evidence that they claim proves the existence of God. Reprint.

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    Factoring Humanity
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0765309033
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A twenty-first-century scientist sacrifices her family life to decipher the strange signals coming from interstellar space, messages that show her how to build an extraordinary machine that allows one to travel via the mind. Reprint.

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    Rollback
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN : 9781429952132
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Exploring morals and ethics on both human and cosmic scales, Rollback is a new SF novel by Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Robert J. Sawyer. Dr. Sarah Halifax decoded the first-ever radio transmission received from aliens. Thirty-eight years later, a second message is received and Sarah, now 87, may hold the key to deciphering this one, too . . . if she lives long enough. A wealthy industrialist offers to pay for Sarah to have a rollback—a hugely expensive experimental rejuvenation procedure. She accepts on condition that Don, her husband of sixty years, gets a rollback, too. The process works for Don, making him physically twenty-five again. But in a tragic twist, the rollback fails for Sarah, leaving her in her eighties. While Don tries to deal with his newfound youth and the suddenly vast age gap between him and his wife, Sarah struggles to do again what she'd done once before: figure out what a signal from the stars contains. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Probability of God
  • Author : Dr. Stephen D. Unwin
  • Publisher : Crown Forum
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781400054787
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • Does God exist? This is probably the most debated question in the history of mankind. Scholars, scientists, and philosophers have spent their lifetimes trying to prove or disprove the existence of God, only to have their theories crucified by other scholars, scientists, and philosophers. Where the debate breaks down is in the ambiguities and colloquialisms of language. But, by using a universal, unambiguous language—namely, mathematics—can this question finally be answered definitively? That’s what Dr. Stephen Unwin attempts to do in this riveting, accessible, and witty book, The Probability of God. At its core, this groundbreaking book reveals how a math equation developed more than 200 years ago by noted European philosopher Thomas Bayes can be used to calculate the probability that God exists. The equation itself is much more complicated than a simple coin toss (heads, He’s up there running the show; tails, He’s not). Yet Dr. Unwin writes with a clarity that makes his mathematical proof easy for even the nonmathematician to understand and a verve that makes his book a delight to read. Leading you carefully through each step in his argument, he demonstrates in the end that God does indeed exist. Whether you’re a devout believer and agree with Dr. Unwin’s proof or are unsure about all things divine, you will find this provocative book enlightening and engaging. “One of the most innovative works [in the science and religion movement] is The Probability of God...An entertaining exercise in thinking.”—Michael Shermer, Scientific American “Unwin’s book [is] peppered with wry, self-deprecating humor that makes the scientific discussions more accessible...Spiritually inspiring.”--Chicago Sun Times “A pleasantly breezy account of some complicated matters well worth learning about.”--Philadelphia Inquirer “One of the best things about the book is its humor.”--Cleveland Plain Dealer “In a book that is surprisingly lighthearted and funny, Unwin manages to pack in a lot of facts about science and philosophy.”--Salt Lake Tribune

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    Flashforward
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 1429914580
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Robert J. Sawyer's award-winning science fiction has garnered both popular and critical acclaim. The New York Times Book Review called Frameshift "filled to bursting with ideas, characters and incidents." His novels are fixtures on the Hugo and Nebula ballots. Sawyer now brings us Flashforward, the story of a world-shattering discovery. In pursuit of an elusive nuclear particle, an experiment goes incredibly awry, and, for a few moments, the consciousness of the entire human race is thrown ahead by about twenty years. As the implications truly hit home, the pressure to repeat the experiment builds. Everyone wants a glimpse of their future, a chance to flashforward and see their successes ... or learn how to avoid their failures. Winner of the Aurora Award and the basis for the hit ABC television series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Terminal Experiment
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781101543689
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Dr. Peter Hobson has created three electronic simulations of his own personality. But they all have escaped from Hobson's computer into the web-and one of them is a killer.

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    Far-Seer
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9781429914680
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Face of God is what every young saurian learns to call the immense, glowing object which fills the night sky on the far side of the world. Young Afsan is privileged, called to the distant Capital City to apprentice with Saleed the court astrologer. Buth when the time comes for Afsan to make his coming-of-age pilgrimage, to gaze upon the Face of God, his world is changed forever- for what he sees will test his faith... and may save his world from disaster! At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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    Golden Fleece
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9781429914604
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Aboard Argo, a colonization ship bound for Eta Cephei IV, people are very close--there's no other choice. So when Aaron Rossman's ex-wife dies in what seems to be a bizarre accident, everyone offers their sympathy, politely keeping their suspicions of suicide to themselves. But Aaron cannot simply accept her death. He must know the truth: Was it an accident, or did she commit suicide? When Aaron discovers the truth behind her death, he is faced with a terrible secret--a secret that could cost him his life. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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    Calculating the Cosmos
  • Author : Ian Stewart
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9780465096114
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • A prize-winning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos. In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's all going to end. He considers parallel universes, the fine-tuning of the cosmos for life, what forms extraterrestrial life might take, and the likelihood of life on Earth being snuffed out by an asteroid. Beginning with the Babylonian integration of mathematics into the study of astronomy and cosmology, Stewart traces the evolution of our understanding of the cosmos: How Kepler's laws of planetary motion led Newton to formulate his theory of gravity. How, two centuries later, tiny irregularities in the motion of Mars inspired Einstein to devise his general theory of relativity. How, eighty years ago, the discovery that the universe is expanding led to the development of the Big Bang theory of its origins. How single-point origin and expansion led cosmologists to theorize new components of the universe, such as inflation, dark matter, and dark energy. But does inflation explain the structure of today's universe? Does dark matter actually exist? Could a scientific revolution that will challenge the long-held scientific orthodoxy and once again transform our understanding of the universe be on the way? In an exciting and engaging style, Calculating the Cosmos is a mathematical quest through the intricate realms of astronomy and cosmology.

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    The Resurrection of God Incarnate
  • Author : Richard Swinburne
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9780199257454
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Whether or not Jesus rose bodily from the dead is perhaps the most critical and contentious issue in the study of Christianity. Rather than depend on statements in the New Testament, Swinburne argues for a wider approach.

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    Mindscan
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1429914696
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hugo Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer is back with Mindscan, a pulse-pounding, mind-expanding standalone novel, rich with his signature philosophical and ethical speculations, all grounded in cutting-edge science. Jake Sullivan has cheated death: he's discarded his doomed biological body and copied his consciousness into an android form. The new Jake soon finds love, something that eluded him when he was encased in flesh: he falls for the android version of Karen, a woman rediscovering all the joys of life now that she's no longer constrained by a worn-out body either. But suddenly Karen's son sues her, claiming that by uploading into an immortal body, she has done him out of his inheritance. Even worse, the original version of Jake, consigned to die on the far side of the moon, has taken hostages there, demanding the return of his rights of personhood. In the courtroom and on the lunar surface, the future of uploaded humanity hangs in the balance. Mindscan is vintage Sawyer -- a feast for the mind and the heart. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Calculating Success
  • Author : Carl Hoffmann,Eric Lesser,Tim Ringo
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781422143322
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Create an Organization That Runs on More than Intuition and Guesswork Most companies today have access to reams of data: marketing, supply chain, finance, as well as critical data about their workforce. Yet research shows that leaders at these companies lack the confidence to effectively integrate and use this data to compete more effectively in the marketplace. While executives know the results they need to achieve, they often fail to analyze the impact of their decisions on the firm, its processes, and its people. Enter Calculating Success, written by a trio of experts who have spent decades working with companies to more effectively apply human capital data to improve organizational outcomes. Calculating Success shows readers how they can take an analytical approach to both anticipate and address the changes required by a company’s competitive environment, and drive superior performance. Using an innovative six-step framework and introducing new tools, the authors show executives how to make smarter strategic decisions by evaluating the data at their fingertips. The framework will help leaders: • Analyze the work that needs to be done and know how to structure it • Provide the right types of people to do it • Motivate them to engage in that work • Explore innovative ways to get the work done Full of detailed examples and case studies, Calculating Success will help you rethink the relationship of talent to business success. The result? A more motivated and cost-efficient workforce and a sustainable, systematic approach to acquiring talent and innovating how work gets done.

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    And They Call Me God (the Cartel Publications Presents)
  • Author : T. Styles
  • Publisher : The Cartel Publications
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780996099219
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • What caused the bloody massacre within the walls of a small Baltimore city church? A thin trail of circumstances lead to Devonte Harrington, a mid-level drug dealer with a devoted group of young women and block soldiers who surround him at all times. What is his hold over them? And what inspired his legacy of savagery? Son of a selfish teenage mother, and raised primarily by his aunt Angela, Devonte was born in the shadows of the Myers Home for Veterans, and for years hidden from the world like a dirty secret. Could the start of his villainous supremacy begin here? Told through the eyes of Samantha Herrnstein, one of his devotees, we learn her view on how the absence of love spawned his wrath. But as her flare for story holds you captive, be careful, you might miss something. And we promise, you won't see it coming!

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    Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Author : American Bar Association. House of Delegates,Center for Professional Responsibility (American Bar Association)
  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1590318730
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Law
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct provides an up-to-date resource for information on legal ethics. Federal, state and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in solving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions and much more. In this volume, black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules will help you identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the relationship between you and your clients, colleagues and the courts.

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    End of An Era
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781429914659
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Archaeologist Brandon Thackery and his rival Miles 'Klicks' Jordan fulfill a dinosaur lover's dream with history's first time-travel jaunt to the late Mesozoic. Hoping to solve the extinction mystery, they find Earth's gravity is only half its 21st century value and dinosaurs that behave very strangely. Could the slimey blue creatures from Mars have something to do with both? At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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    Strange Gods
  • Author : Susan Jacoby
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9781400096398
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • In a groundbreaking historical work that focuses on the long, tense convergence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam with an uncompromising secular perspective, Susan Jacoby illuminates the social and economic forces that have shaped individual faith and the voluntary conversion impulse that has changed the course of Western history—for better and for worse. Covering the triumph of Christianity over paganism in late antiquity, the Spanish Inquisition, John Calvin’s dour theocracy, American plantations where African slaves had to accept their masters’ religion—along with individual converts including Augustine of Hippo, John Donne, Edith Stein, Muhammad Ali, George W. Bush and Mike Pence—Strange Gods makes a powerful case that nothing has been more important in struggle for reason than the right to believe in the God of one’s choice or to reject belief in God altogether.

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    Blind Lake
  • Author : Robert Charles Wilson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 0765341603
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Robert Charles Wilson, says The New York Times, "writes superior science fiction thrillers." His Darwinia won Canada's Aurora Award; his most recent novel, The Chronoliths, won the prestigious John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Now he tells a gripping tale of alien contact and human love in a mysterious but hopeful universe. At Blind Lake, a large federal research installation in northern Minnesota, scientists are using a technology they barely understand to watch everyday life in a city of lobster like aliens upon a distant planet. They can't contact the aliens in any way or understand their language. All they can do is watch. Then, without warning, a military cordon is imposed on the Blind Lake site. All communication with the outside world is cut off. Food and other vital supplies are delivered by remote control. No one knows why. The scientists, nevertheless, go on with their research. Among them are Nerissa Iverson and the man she recently divorced, Raymond Scutter. They continue to work together despite the difficult conditions and the bitterness between them. Ray believes their efforts are doomed; that culture is arbitrary, and the aliens will forever be an enigma. Nerissa believes there is a commonality of sentient thought, and that our failure to understand is our own ignorance, not a fact of nature. The behavior of the alien she has been tracking seems to be developing an elusive narrative logic--and she comes to feel that the alien is somehow, impossibly, aware of the project's observers. But her time is running out. Ray is turning hostile, stalking her. The military cordon is tightening. Understanding had better come soon.... Blind Lake is a 2004 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.

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    Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction
  • Author : Jonathan Elmore
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 9781793619204
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  • Genre : Nature
  • Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction is one of the first works to focus specifically on fiction’s engagements with human driven extinction. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars and approaches, this volume pairs established voices in the field with emerging scholars and traditionally recognized climate fiction ('cli-fi') with texts and media typically not associated with Anthropocene fictions. The result is a volume that both engages with and furthers existing work on Anthropocene fiction as well as laying groundwork for the budding subfield of extinction fiction. This volume takes up the collective insistence on the centrality of story to extinction studies. In various and disparate ways, each chapter engages with the stories we tell about extinction, about the extinction of animal and plant life, and about the extinction of human life itself. Answering the call to action of extinction studies, these chapters explore what kinds of humanity caused this event and what kinds may live through it; what cultural assumptions and values led to this event and which ones could lead out of it; what relationships between human life and this planet allowed the sixth mass extinction and what alternative relationships could be possible.

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    Live
  • Author : Sadie Robertson Huff
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9781400213078
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  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • There's a big difference between being alive and knowing how to truly live. Live, from New York Times bestselling author Sadie Robertson, addresses life's most difficult issues and choices in fun, practical, and biblical ways, leading you to engage with God's truth in a world that is growing more overwhelming and confusing. To be alive is something that happens to you, but to truly live is something you choose to do each day. As Sadie says, "When you truly learn to live the life God offers, your whole existence becomes a verb." In Live, Sadie inspires teens and young adults to thrive by making choices that will lead them into the fullness God has for them, not into the emptiness the world offers find confidence, deal with haters, live in the moment, and discover the power of words identify the difference between what leads to life and what leads to death wholeheartedly embrace God's ways and God's truth Live is the perfect gift for young, Christian women on birthdays, for graduation, or as a "just because" for self-care and self-discovery. With full-color photography and captivating design, Live helps teens and young adults feel empowered and inspired. Whether you have a long-time relationship with God or are new to faith, Live is a joyful encouragement to make the most of each moment, make wise decisions, and always seek the truth of the Bible. Filled with stories and biblical principles, Live celebrates what we all have in common—the opportunity to not simply be alive but to truly live. Sadie is a wholesome and trusted role model and enthusiastic voice for her generation, reaching millions of teens, young adults, and parents through her books, social platforms, and hit podcast, WHOA That's Good. Look for additional inspirational, bestselling books from Sadie: Live Fearless Live on Purpose Who Are You Following? Who Are You Following? Guided Journal

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    Hominids
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1429914637
  • Reader Reviews : 35
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Robert Sawyer's SF novels are perennial nominees for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, or both. Clearly, he must be doing something right since each one has been something new and different. What they do have in common is imaginative originality, great stories, and unique scientific extrapolation. His latest is no exception. Hominids is a strong, stand-alone SF novel, but it's also the first book of The Neanderthal Parallax, a trilogy that will examine two unique species of people. They are alien to each other, yet bound together by the never-ending quest for knowledge and, beneath their differences, a common humanity. We are one of those species, the other is the Neanderthals of a parallel world where they, not Homo sapiens, became the dominant intelligence. In that world, Neanderthal civilization has reached heights of culture and science comparable to our own, but is very different in history, society, and philosophy. During a risky experiment deep in a mine in Canada, Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist, accidentally pierces the barrier between worlds and is transferred to our universe, where in the same mine another experiment is taking place. Hurt, but alive, he is almost immediately recognized as a Neanderthal, but only much later as a scientist. He is captured and studied, alone and bewildered, a stranger in a strange land. But Ponter is also befriended-by a doctor and a physicist who share his questing intelligence and boundless enthusiasm for the world's strangeness, and especially by geneticist Mary Vaughan, a lonely woman with whom he develops a special rapport. Meanwhile, Ponter's partner, Adikor Huld, finds himself with a messy lab, a missing body, suspicious people all around, and an explosive murder trial that he can't possibly win because he has no idea what actually happened. Talk about a scientific challenge! Contact between humans and Neanderthals creates a relationship fraught with conflict, philosophical challenge, and threat to the existence of one species or the other-or both-but equally rich in boundless possibilities for cooperation and growth on many levels, from the practical to the esthetic to the scientific to the spiritual. In short, Robert J. Sawyner has done it again. Hominids is the winner of the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Science and the Search for God
  • Author : Gary A. Kowalski
  • Publisher : Lantern Books
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9781590560457
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Harvard-educated theologian Gary Kowalski argues that many of the ills of the modern world--from the rise of fundamentalist intolerance to secular society's endless (and empty) search for thrills--stem from the mistaken view that science and faith are antagonists rather than natural allies. Both science and faith, the author suggests, compel us now to move beyond materialism toward an understanding of the world that includes the realities of consciousness and spirit. In the twenty-first century, human beings have less reason than before to feel they hold a privileged or special position in the cosmos, but more cause than ever to feel connected and akin to all that is. Christians and Jews, skeptics and seekers alike will find that this brief, persuasively written volume sheds new light on the old questions, Who are we? Where do we figure in the larger scheme of things? And what can we honestly believe?

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    Quantum Night
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781101638880
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • With such compelling and provocative novels as Red Planet Blues, FlashForward and The WWW Trilogy, Robert J. Sawyer has proven himself to be “a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation” (New York Times). Now, the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author explores the thin line between good and evil that every human being is capable of crossing… Experimental psychologist Jim Marchuk has developed a flawless technique for identifying the previously undetected psychopaths lurking everywhere in society. But while being cross-examined about his breakthrough in court, Jim is shocked to discover that he has lost his memories of six months of his life from twenty years previously—a dark time during which he himself committed heinous acts. Jim is reunited with Kayla Huron, his forgotten girlfriend from his lost period and now a quantum physicist who has made a stunning discovery about the nature of human consciousness. As a rising tide of violence and hate sweeps across the globe, the psychologist and the physicist combine forces in a race against time to see if they can do the impossible—change human nature—before the entire world descends into darkness.

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    Triggers
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781101561638
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin’s bullet strikes President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to the hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life—and where Professor Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories. Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the president suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience—but the memories that flash through Jerrison’s mind are not his own. The electromagnetic pulse generated by the bomb amplified and scrambled Professor Singh’s equipment, allowing a random group of people to access one another’s minds. One of those people can retrieve the President Jerrison’s memories—including classified information regarding the upcoming military mission, which, if revealed, could cost countless lives. But the task of determining who has switched memories with whom is a daunting one—particularly when some of the people involved have reason to lie…

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    More Money Than God
  • Author : Sebastian Mallaby
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9781408809754
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge-find managers have emerged as the stars of twenty-first century capitalism. Based on unprecedented access to the industry, More Money Than God provides the first authoritative history of hedge funds. This is the inside story of their origins in the 1960s and 1970s, their explosive battles with central banks in the 1980s and 1990s, and finally their role in the financial crisis of 2007-9. Hedge funds reward risk takers, so they tend to attract larger-than-life personalities. Jim Simons began life as a code-breaker and mathematician, co-authoring a paper on theoretical geometry that led to breakthroughs in string theory. Ken Griffin started out trading convertible bonds from his Harvard dorm room. Paul Tudor Jones happily declared that a 1929-style crash would be 'total rock-and-roll' for him. Michael Steinhardt was capable of reducing underlings to sobs. 'All I want to do is kill myself,' one said. 'Can I watch?' Steinhardt responded. A saga of riches and rich egos, this is also a history of discovery. Drawing on insights from mathematics, economics and psychology to crack the mysteries of the market, hedge funds have transformed the world, spawning new markets in exotic financial instruments and rewriting the rules of capitalism. And while major banks, brokers, home lenders, insurers and money market funds failed or were bailed out during the crisis of 2007-9, the hedge-fund industry survived the test, proving that money can be successfully managed without taxpayer safety nets. Anybody pondering fixes to the financial system could usefully start here: the future of finance lies in the history of hedge funds.

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    We Become What we Worship
  • Author : G K BEALE
  • Publisher : Inter-Varsity Press
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN : 9781789740004
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Religion
  • The heart of the biblical understanding of idolatry, argues Gregory Beale, is that we take on the characteristics of what we worship. Employing Isaiah 6 as his interpretive lens, Beale demonstrates that this understanding of idolatry permeates the whole canon, from Genesis to Revelation. Beale concludes with an application of the biblical notion of idolatry to the challenges of contemporary life.

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    Southern Cross
  • Author : Christine Leigh Heyrman
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307829733
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • In an astonishing history, a work of strikingly original research and interpretation, Heyrman shows how the evangelical Protestants of the late-18th century affronted the Southern Baptist majority of the day, not only by their opposition to slaveholding, war, and class privilege, but also by their espousal of the rights of the poor and their encouragement of women's public involvement in the church.

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    Revelations
  • Author : Elaine Pagels
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781101577073
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Religion
  • A startling exploration of the history of the most controversial book of the Bible, by the bestselling author of Beyond Belief. Through the bestselling books of Elaine Pagels, thousands of readers have come to know and treasure the suppressed biblical texts known as the Gnostic Gospels. As one of the world's foremost religion scholars, she has been a pioneer in interpreting these books and illuminating their place in the early history of Christianity. Her new book, however, tackles a text that is firmly, dramatically within the New Testament canon: The Book of Revelation, the surreal apocalyptic vision of the end of the world . . . or is it? In this startling and timely book, Pagels returns The Book of Revelation to its historical origin, written as its author John of Patmos took aim at the Roman Empire after what is now known as "the Jewish War," in 66 CE. Militant Jews in Jerusalem, fired with religious fervor, waged an all-out war against Rome's occupation of Judea and their defeat resulted in the desecration of Jerusalem and its Great Temple. Pagels persuasively interprets Revelation as a scathing attack on the decadence of Rome. Soon after, however, a new sect known as "Christians" seized on John's text as a weapon against heresy and infidels of all kinds-Jews, even Christians who dissented from their increasingly rigid doctrines and hierarchies. In a time when global religious violence surges, Revelations explores how often those in power throughout history have sought to force "God's enemies" to submit or be killed. It is sure to appeal to Pagels's committed readers and bring her a whole new audience who want to understand the roots of dissent, violence, and division in the world's religions, and to appreciate the lasting appeal of this extraordinary text.

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    Time for God
  • Author : Leslie Dixon Weatherhead
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 0687421136
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  • Genre : Meditations
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    The Road
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780307267450
  • Reader Reviews : 1030
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

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    Show Me God
  • Author : Fred Heeren
  • Publisher : Day Star Productions
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 1885849532
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  • Genre : Religion
  • In exclusive interviews, Stephen Hawking, NASA leaders, and Nobel Prize-winning astronomers talk about how their discoveries have affected life's big questions. Topics include the creation and fine-tuning of the universe, the purpose of life, and the nature of God. The humor and multimedia format make this title especially appealing. t make this title especially appealing. t make this title especially appealing. t make this title especially appealing. t make this title especially appealing.

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    God
  • Author : Leong Ying
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 1731543964
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  • Genre : Books
  • GOD is surgically dissected with three fundamental logic charts designed to probe its existence, evaluate its relevance, and even judge its worth. Is GOD Real? New Science is developed to probe GOD's existence. The profound answers also reveals cosmic secrets unanswered by current science: Dark Energy is found, and a numeric value for cosmic expansion is calculated that is consistent with experiments. The other equally mysterious Dark Matter is also qualitatively and quantitatively explained. Further scientific revelations are given for missing antimatter and the ghostly phenomenon of quantum entanglement. Black hole singularities where laws of physics break down are reconciled with science, and their real physical dimensions computed. Consciousness is identified as a conserved quantity of the universe, with energetic-processing and entropic-memory properties. A new scientific assessment of Genesis is offered by recalibrating the biblical days of creation. And to the ultimate religious question evolves the ultimate scientific answer: yes GOD is real. Is GOD Needed? New Mathematics is developed to evaluate GOD's relevance. Once more, deeper universal answers erupt into almighty view: equations for calculating all prime numbers; solutions to unsolvable mathematical problems such as the Goldbach Conjecture and Fibonacci Sequence are given. Perhaps the greatest of all discovery is the genome sequencing of the entire cosmos, providing evidence that GOD is in fact a unicellular living organism. GOD did indeed create life in its image; and even the reproduction method of binary fission of the cosmos, as it split into two identical twinned universes, is replicated by the simplest of prokaryote lifeforms. Contained within the helical chromosome of GOD are the primary universal constants; and by decoding the 180 cosmic base-pairs, a numeric value for the expected amount of energy-mass is determined that is consistent with the observable baryonic matter in our universe. Is GOD Good? New Religion that incorporates facts-based commandments, defines GOD's moral attitude to the existence of nature and humanity. Mankind dares to become its own Creator GOD; and a competitive analysis is made between GOD versus Man versus Machine. Cosmic equations defines why the trinity has holy numeric significance; from which Our Collective model describes the interconnected fractal networks of life. Finally, the autopsy on GOD exposes the identity and location of the Devil; and brings about the resurrection of religion, and the reunification with mathematics and science.

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    Learning Statistics with R
  • Author : Daniel Navarro
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 617
  • ISBN : 9781326189723
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  • Genre : Psychology
  • "Learning Statistics with R" covers the contents of an introductory statistics class, as typically taught to undergraduate psychology students, focusing on the use of the R statistical software and adopting a light, conversational style throughout. The book discusses how to get started in R, and gives an introduction to data manipulation and writing scripts. From a statistical perspective, the book discusses descriptive statistics and graphing first, followed by chapters on probability theory, sampling and estimation, and null hypothesis testing. After introducing the theory, the book covers the analysis of contingency tables, t-tests, ANOVAs and regression. Bayesian statistics are covered at the end of the book. For more information (and the opportunity to check the book out before you buy!) visit http://ua.edu.au/ccs/teaching/lsr or http://learningstatisticswithr.com

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    Wonder
  • Author : Robert J Sawyer
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780143180524
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The advent of Webmind—a vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web—is changing everything. From curing cancer to easing international tensions, Webmind seems a boon to humanity. But Colonel Peyton Hume, the Pentagon's top expert on artificial intelligence, is convinced Webmind is a threat. He turns to the hacker underground to help him bring Webmind down. Then, hackers start mysteriously vanishing. Is Webmind killing them before they can mount an attack? Meanwhile, Caitlin Decter—the once-blind 16-year-old math genius who discovered Webmind— desperately tries to protect her friend. And Masayuki Kuroda, the scientist whose implant gave Caitlin sight, modifies his technology to help Sinanthropus, a paraplegic Chinese freedom blogger, regain use of his legs—unaware of Sinanthropus's role in China's plans to eliminate Webmind. Can this new world of wonder survive—or will everything, Webmind included, come crashing down?

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    Small Gods
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780061803208
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The thirteenth novel in the Discworld series from New York Times bestselling author Terry Pratchett. Lost in the chill deeps of space between the galaxies, it sails on forever, a flat, circular world carried on the back of a giant turtle— Discworld —a land where the unexpected can be expected. Where the strangest things happen to the nicest people. Like Brutha, a simple lad who only wants to tend his melon patch. Until one day he hears the voice of a god calling his name. A small god, to be sure. But bossy as Hell.

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    Frameshift
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 0765313162
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a near-future thriller, a scientist's complex battle against deadly diseases is challenged when he and his wife are targeted by an ex-Nazi war criminal and a corrupt insurance company's plot to render them guinea pigs in a bizarre genetic experiment. Reprint.

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    Live Original
  • Author : Sadie Robertson,Beth Clark
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781476777818
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The television personality and member of the Duck Commander family shares the list of principles that lead her to personal and spiritual growth and help her live the way God says to live.

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    The Everyday Fantasic
  • Author : Michael Berman
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9781443807838
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The Everyday Fantastic is an anthology born in love. The love is for science fiction, in all its myriad forms: novels, television, movies, music, art, etc. Many writers from a plurality of disciplines, professions and walks of life share this disposition. This attitude cuts across national boundaries and has even outlasted the vagaries of popular culture fads. This collection of essays draws upon these feelings in terms of the different ways science fiction is engaged in different disciplines, viewing the genre beyond mere entertainment. The papers collected here engage the fundamental questions explored in science fiction. Many of the essays were originally presented at an interdisciplinary conference in October 2005 at Brock University, highlighted by Robert J. Sawyer’s engaging keynote address. Additional chapters were in part inspired by these presentations. These essays represent a wide array of voices from the humanities, social sciences and sciences, and address a comparable range of topics and the media that use the science fiction genre.

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    Secret of the Dragon
  • Author : Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 0765359251
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Skylan Ivorson and the Vindrasi clan embark on a mission to reclaim the spiritbone of a Vektia dragon, which was taken by the traitor Sund, God of Stone, as a token of his new allegiance to the Gods of the New Dawn, enemies of the Vindrasi gods. By the authors of Bones of the Dragon. Reprint.