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The penultimate curiosity : how science swims in the slipstream of ultimate questions

By: Briggs, Andrew (Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford, UK) Wagner, Roger (Artist and writer)

0198839286 / 9780198839286
Paperback
201.65
29/04/2019
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England
24 cm 496 pages : illustrations
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When young children first begin to ask 'why?' they embark on a journey with no final destination.

The need to make sense of the world as a whole is an ultimate curiosity that lies at the root of all human religions.

It has, in many cultures, shaped and motivated a more down to earth scientific interest in the physical world, which could therefore be described as penultimate curiosity. These two manifestations of curiosity have a history of connection that goes back deep into the human past.

Tracing that history all the way from cave painting to quantum physics, this book (a collaboration between a painter and a physical scientist that uses illustrations throughout the narrative) sets out to explain the nature of the long entanglement between religion and science: the ultimate and the penultimate curiosity.

BIC:

HBLC1 Medieval history, HP Philosophy, HRAM3 Religion & science, HRC Christianity, HRLB Theology, PDA Philosophy of science, PDZ Popular science, PH Physics

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