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The Philosophical Scientists (Hardcover) David Foster (Author). This book is, no doubt, one of the best concise Mathematics friendly essays a smart but busy reader could be advised to examine. Dr. Foster is here presenting the "Cambridge Scientists view," stating that 'the stuff of the world is a mind-stuff,' with up to date statistical proofs of every day encounters.

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The Philosophical Scientists book. But in printed material, I came across this 1985 book written by a science writer and based on mathematics, biology and physics

The Philosophical Scientists book. But in printed material, I came across this 1985 book written by a science writer and based on mathematics, biology and physics. Just 180 pages of short chapters, the author shows that "matter is not a thing, but it is a STATE OF ORGANIZATION" (. ) driven by information, not by random chance.

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The Philosophical Scientists. The British trained scientist/author presents a pro-religion argument in this short book. He takes aim at Darwin's theory of natural selection and Herbert Spencer's coined phrase "survival of the fittest," and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. The series of stories from which this exuberantly acclaimed book takes its title is a sequence of imagined interviews with men on the subject of their relations with women

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Gann
Cambridge scientists prove existence of God using mathematics and the laws of chance. It has been said a million monkeys at a million typewriters over a million years could type the works of Shakespeare. In the 1930s these cats proved those monkeys couldn't type one line of Shakespeare. Very enjoyable read. Very logical and scientific.
Heraly
I read this book back in the early 90's and again most recently and find it a very interesting take on life. The math presented declares the theory of evolution null-and-void. Whether the math holds up to the biological world is beyond the scope of this reviewer. In any case, it is another opinion worth reading.
Questanthr
Great, thought provoking reading.
Laitchai
This is my second best reference re two books I am writing on Christian apologetics. Foster connected science with religion, showing that it is not only not against religion, but that it supports theism. The universe and we are the thought of God, said Sir Arthur Eddington, a famous scientist and associate of Einstein. "The Stuff of the universe is mind-stuff."
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CLEAR, PRECISE, PERFECT. BETTER THAN ALL OTHER TECHNICAL EXPLANATIONS. LET THE BISHOP SLEEP WELL. THE RIVER ALWAYS RUNS ITS COURSE.
Sudert
"It was, I think, Huxley who said that six monkeys, set to strum unintelligently on typewriters for millions of millions of years, would be bound in time to write all the books in the British Museum." Sir James Jeans, The Mysterious Universe
Prologue:
It took Forster 32 years to write this book, says the author, he blames that on Russian esoteric mysticism of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, until he meets the Master Programmer, may be that is why the book cover has Blake's detail :"The Ancient of Days"!
'The Philosopher Scientists' is a systematic treatment of a logic flow chart to link universal proven facts rather than to explain unanswered phenomena. This book is, no doubt, one of the best concise Mathematics friendly essays a smart but busy reader could be advised to examine. Dr. Foster is here presenting the "Cambridge Scientists view," stating that 'the stuff of the world is a mind-stuff,' with up to date statistical proofs of every day encounters. Foster ably addresses and reconciles twentieth century science with theistic mathematical certitude, linking and taking as a new base of statistical thermodynamics and quantum physics of Max Plank, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Pauli, utilizing common scientific thesis that a non specialist can comfortably conceive. All objective readers who think a while about the "DNA programmed life," are supposedly left with a more positive logical conclusion in favor of the Universal mind Creator, whom Jesus Christ called Abba.
Cool or Cold exposition?
Foster treatment, starting historically with some of the finest last mid century Philosophic Scientists like Eddington, James Jeans, and Whitehead is using statistical thermodynamics, to debase Darwin 'thesis' on the origin of the species. Foster's example of T. Huxley typing monkeys is very witty, albeit his fondness to use sophisticated uncommon Book entries; Symmetrical Paradox, Specificity (for improbability), Solar Suggestabilities and 'Dimensions' of the Logos.
I could not express it better than Amazon Reviewer, R. Mundy; " The author masterfully addresses entropy and what observers may call its opposite "specificity." These, along with the most significant theories and milestones in the physical sciences, are illustrated in simple and easy to understand examples. The mechanistic entropic schools of thought are brought into harmony with relativity, quantum physics, the uncertainty principle, etc." He also adds; "Although Foster is introducing something earthshaking, he is as dispassionate as science and mathematics -- as only a scientist could be. It is the force of the proof and the implications themselves that are compelling. Perhaps what impresses me most is that this book does this in a mere 179 pages."
conclusion & Epilogue:
"What is being revealed is SUPERNATURAL SCIENCE which transcends rational laws of nature and leads to the conclusion that GOD EXISTS. But if GOD EXISTS, then how does he create the universe? One of those Cambridge philosophers, sir James Jeans, had stated: 'If the Universe is a universe of thought, then its creation is an act of thought.' Foster suggests that the void is God's mental space and that the universe is thought up into existence by the shaping of the Void." Book cover
Read this concise essay, it will refresh your mind and invigorate your spirit, then lend it to your high school teen ager, and be ready for a creative dialogue.
Munigrinn
The British trained scientist/author presents a pro-religion argument in this short book. He takes aim at Darwin's theory of natural selection and Herbert Spencer's coined phrase "survival of the fittest," and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. His argument is based on the improbability of the above stated tenets based on specificity -- the probable inordinate lengthy amount time needed for an item to evolve to certain complexity verse the perceived age of the universe (one example used is haemoglobin).

During the author's presentation, he presents a whos-who list of physicists.

"I have found few, from Einstein to Schrodinger, who at some stage or another did not have to introduce God."

The reference to 'mind stuff' is the stated opinion that once you get to a certain level in any science the language of mathematics dominates which is the representation of 'mind stuff' -- abstract and generalized.

"The idea of a universal mind or LOGOS would be, I think, a fairly plausible inference from the present state of scientific theory."
- Sir Arthur Eddington

"If the universe is a universe of thought, then its creations must have been an act or thought."
- Sir James Jeans

Once the author introduced the term LOGOS, with its religious implication, I knew one element of the fundamentalist science believing community of readers would attack his thesis no matter what [they drank the Kool-aide long ago and will not change], but the author's version of God would bother most believers of most established religions.

"It appears that 'THE STUFF OF THE WORLD IS MIND-STUFF,' and that this applies both to the Void [God] and its shaping [LOGOS]. We are virtually back to something like Genesis."

Personally, I enjoyed and recommend this book and I find its most harsh book review critics interesting, especially when they attack the author's intelligence and use misspelled words to do so, ignoring the argument. Stuart Kauffman's latest book "Reinventing the Sacred" might be a good follow-up to read. [NOTE: I do not claim to be an English usage expert so disregard any poor grammar or misspellings -- thanks]
I've been looking for scientific responses to the THEORY (yes, theory) of evolution. I want sources that are not linked to Christian belief. On Google searches, I come up with NOTHING. But in printed material, I came across this 1985 book written by a science writer and based on mathematics, biology and physics. Just 180 pages of short chapters, the author shows that "matter is not a thing, but it is a STATE OF ORGANIZATION" (p.9) driven by information, not by random chance. I recommend it. One of my pet peeves, though -- it does not have an index.
The Philosophical Scientists download epub
Astronomy & Space Science
Author: David Foster
ISBN: 0880296240
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
Language: English
Publisher: Marboro Books; First edition (November 1, 1991)
Pages: 192 pages