Friday, May 18, 2007

Christianity as a branch of physics

Frank Tipler, highly respected physicist, concludes his new book, "The Phyics of Christianity" (in which he makes the case that science allows for; even affirms;maybe even requires miracles.. including the Virgin Birth, and resurrection of Jesus) with:

"If my thesis is correct...Christianity will become a branch of physics."

Of course, it won't be sold at Christian bookstores, as it's a "secular" book...whatever that means!

Tipler says, "As long as you're using...general relativity, and quantum mechanics, you are forced to conclude that God exists."

“A thrilling ride to the far edges of modern physics.” --New York Times Book Review

“A dazzling exercise in scientific speculation, as rigorously argued as it is boldly conceived.” --Wall Street Journal

“Tipler has written a masterpiece conferring much-craved scientific respectability on what we have always wanted to believe in.” --Science

“More readable than Roger Penrose’s The Emperor’s New Mind or Douglas Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach . . . an imaginative eschatological entertainment appropriate to the approaching end of the millennium.” --New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Undeniably fascinating…” --Seattle Times

“Tipler’s brash announcements are challenging—and entertaining. Although written from the viewpoint of a Ph.D., anyone should be able to get a kick out of the professor’s big-bang ideas.” --Publishers Weekly

“A book that proves the existence of the Almighty and inevitably of resurrection, without recourse to spiritual mumbo jumbo . . . Tipler does it all.” --Mirabella


  1. hey dude- that looks really intriguing. I need to go find that. hope all is well in heteroclite-land

  2. St Jon, ever get the book? the author is driven by his findings to become continually more 'christian"


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