Science and religion are compatible, declares the famous physicist In these essays, Einstein views science as the basis for a cosmic religion, embraced by scientists, theologians, and all who share a sense of wonder in the rationality and beauty of the universe.In the course of his career, Einstein wrote than 300 scientific and 150 nonscientific publications These essays date from the 1930s and 40s In direct, everyday language the author develops a coherent view that transcends both the antiquated religion of fear and the modern religion of ethics His concept of cosmic religion combines science and religion, with science forming the basis for a enlightened religion In these essays and aphorisms, Einstein also reflects on pacifism, disarmament, and Zionism In addition to a brief biography of the author, this volume includes a warm appreciation by George Bernard Shaw....
|Title||:||Einstein on Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorisms|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||DOVER PUBN INC Auflage Dover 1 Mai 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||112 Seiten|
|File Size||:||991 KB|
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Einstein on Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorisms Reviews
Einstein in Cosmic Religion - wow. I hab to give this book a go. The first few page where delivering, and showed how clear Einstein was thinking and writing. But quickly he changed from cosmic perspective to advocating for a Jewish state. Which is fine, but not what I expected, so I did not even bother to finish the book.
One gets the sense that the editor wanted to make some money by focusing on Einstein's thoughts about cosmic religion, but then, even on that limited topic, misleads the reader by substantially shortening what he said. If you want a fuller understanding of what Einstein thought of a variety of topics, and specifically a more complete and accurate version of what he said about cosmic religion, read "Ideas and Opinions." This "book" took less than 10 minutes to read and took away rather than added to what had already been given to us on that subject.
Einstein briefly introduces the cosmic religion as an alternative to fear/moral religions. There is no anthropomorphic idea of God, it is based on the rational enjoyment of the universe. He states that only exceptionally gifted individuals or noble communities can reach this level of abstraction. I laughed, but Einstein wasn't at Nietzsche's level on this matter. Then, the book changes topic and goes briefly through pacifism, Jewish homeland and aphorisms. It is like a short lecture.
While Einstein is not known for his theology - in this short volume it is clear he pondered the larger meaning of the universe and the ultimate origin of creation and the divine design and purpose. Great primary source reference to study the interplay between science, theology and cosmology.
After reading many other Einstein books, I find this one shallow and not well written
Shares the thoughts and observations of remarkable mathematical genius in areas beyond mathematics. Very insightful and very quotable. Thought provoking.