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On Walking The Knife Edge

Of Science And Religion
S T Lakshmikumar
Type: Print Book
Genre: Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality
Language: English
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Is rational knowledge sufficient to guide all human actions? Many claim that religion is needed in addition to science. The strength of scientific or intellectual advice by experts has to be assessed. To accept religion as a guide has its own problems. Mythology cannot be objectively verified and there are so many of these. Religious practice has resulted in undesirable and sometimes extremely obnoxious actions. Can any role for religion be justified despite this? When does scientific advice degenerate to irrelevance? When does religious guidance become dogmatic and dangerous? The monograph tries to analyze these issues without being bogged down by the confusing details of advanced science or scholastic study of religions. Then, one can assess the ability of science and religion to guide ones own actions. The path for human action emerges as a walk along a fractal knife edge with science and religion as objective and subjective guides to human action.

About the Author

About the Author: Dr S T Lakshmikumar obtained his doctorate in physics from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and is a scientist at the National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. His earlier works for general audience are “The quest for new materials (Vigyan Prasar, 2005), Experimenting with the quantum world (Vigyan Prasar, 2009) and How well do we know it? ( Lulu Press 2011).

Book Details

Number of Pages: 91
Dimensions: 5.83"x8.27"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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