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The Hidden Face of God — a great book by Gerald L Schroeder

By John Graham

December 12th, 2011

I am reading a great book entitled, The Hidden Face of God: Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth by Gerald L. Schroeder (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001). Schroeder is a MIT-trained scientist and has worked in both physics and biology. A previous books of his, The Science of God, was a best seller. In this book the author says that, properly understood, the findings of science provide positive reasons for faith. So, instead of science disproving religion, just the opposite is true. In the prologue to his book, Schroeder says,

“A single consciousness, an all-encompassing wisdom, prevades the universe. The discoveries of science, those that search the quantum mature of subatomic matter, those that explore the molecular complexity of biology, and those that probe the brain/mind interface, have moved us to the brink of a startling realization: all existence is the expression of this wisdom. . . Every particle, every being, from atom to human, appears to have within it a level of information, of conscious wisdom. The puzzle I confront in this book is this: Where does it arise?”

I could underline almost every sentence in this book.  I love it.  Chapter contents include:  The puzzle of Existence, Physics and Metaphysics, The Workings of the Universe, The Physics of Metaphysics, The Orderly Cells of Life, Meiosis and the Making of a Human, Nerves: Nature’s information Network, The Brain Behind the Mind, The Picture in Our Mind, Thinking about Thinking:  Tapping into the Conscious Mind of the Universe.  Illusions:  Games the Brain Plays with The Mind.  Reading Between the Lines:  What Does it All Mean?, and Hints of an Exotic Universe.

Wow!  Is this not a book worth reading.  I immediately set aside my stack of six other books I am reading.  This one hit the top of my priority list.

Sara Moore