Alan Lightman - Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Lightman, a physicist and novelist of works like the landmark Einstein’s Dreams, views science and religion as two different but equally essential routes to the truth. Science describes and explains the physical world, its discoveries always provisional and constantly being tested and revised. Religion looks inward, its truths unprovable but incontrovertible. The universe has room and questions enough for both, and though reason and spirituality operate in distinct spheres, they touch on similar matters. In this thought-provoking and personal collection, Lightman’s pursuit of certainty involves explorations of infinities, large and small; meditations on the problem of consciousness and humanity’s bio-tech future; field trips around Pole Island to look at hummingbirds and ants; and vivid glimpses of his heroes, including Galileo, Einstein, and St. Augustine.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781101871867
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Published: Pantheon - March 27th, 2018

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