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In a tour of science from cosmology to DNA, popular writer and MIT-trained scientist Gerald L. Schroeder explains how the most cutting edge scientific theories point to a universal wisdom that lies behind matter and energy. In his firts two books, Gerald L. Schroeder illustrated how science and the Bible can be reconciled without violating the letter, or spirit, of either. Now he takes a step back, offering a tour of modern science, from the universe as a whole to the smallest particles of matter, to show that there is an underlying wisdom beneath it all. From the subtle forces of nature that make life possible to the amazing complexity of the human body, a single consciousness shines through. Schroeder seamlessly combines physics, biology, and neuroscience to illuminate the unity of the great plan behind the universe. Drawing on traditional religious topics such as free will, evil, and man's place in the universe, Schroeder shows that scientists have sometimes changed the surface debates on these issues, but have mainly deepended our appreciation and understanding of the ultimate questions, and of God's place in the world.
Gerald L. Schroeder earned his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before moving to laboratories at the Weizmann Institute, the Hebrew University, and the Volcani Research Institute in Israel. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and their five children.