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Addressing basic questions about lifestyles, loss of life and the universe, Science and the non secular Questexamines the ways that scientists negotiate the complicated frontiers among their clinical and non secular ideals. uncommon cosmologists, physicians, biologists and machine scientists of alternative faiths discover the connections among the area of technological know-how and the geographical regions of ethics, spirituality and the divine. via essays and frank interviews, they give sincere, stimulating, and infrequently intensely own concepts approximately life's so much impenetrable mysteries. This specific quantity provides radical new techniques to the religion/science debate and highlights the continuing value of the 'spiritual quest' in a global reworked by means of the advancements of technology.

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The nature of my science is fundamental human issues, which undoubtedly are of interest to me and related to my religious urge to understand the nature of the human being and the human condition. Intriguingly, when I was a medical student at Stanford, the very first study I ever tried to do in psychiatry was to look at people that had very severe forms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, who had on the average about four months to live. I wanted to examine the relationship between their religious beliefs and their coping strategies in their last months of life.

But my husband and I are well. Our three older children have all been fine. Why did this happen to John? ” The mother began to weep openly. John did not respond well to our current available treatments. When I lost touch with him two years later, he was a patient in the chronic wards of a state mental institution. Kenneth S. Kendler 35 Part of my research involves studying families like John’s which contain two or more individuals with schizophrenia. In all these families, I have listened to well members talk about what can only be described as survivor guilt.

But, in these last few years, I have come to feel that I was meant to get schizophrenia. God had something to do with it. If I had never developed schizophrenia, who would have taken care of Kathy? 3 Kevin Kelly Kevin Kelly is a co-founder and Editor-at-Large of Wired magazine, which won the National Magazine Award for Excellence in 1994 and 1997 during his tenure. Kelly is also member of the Global Business Network, a distributed think tank. He is the author of The New Rules for the New Economy (Viking, 1998) and Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Economic and Social Systems (Addison-Wesley, 1994).

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