This one is a quickie. We just spotted this attention-grabbing press release: New Book Challenges Big Bang, Darwinism and Creationism.
This is big news! What’s it all about? The press release says:
The Heaven at the End of Science: An Argument for a New Worldview of Hope, by Philip Mereton, takes a fresh and bold look at the debate between science and religion — and attempts to go farther than any other book to unite them.
Instead of trying to show that religion is wrong because science is better at finding truth, or that science must be wrong because it leaves out God, this new book shows that if we eliminate the unnecessary assumptions of our modern, materialistic worldview, we wind up finding a way to connect the logical rigor of science with the hopes and dreams of religion.
This is exciting! All we need to do is “eliminate the unnecessary assumptions of our modern, materialistic worldview.” Yes! Throw out logic. Throw out the validity of sensory evidence. Ignore the existence of objective reality. Gone, all of it!
That would — at last! — open the way for Oogity Boogity! This is the book we’ve all been waiting for. What else does the press release tell us? (By the way, the bold font was added by us.)
The Heaven at the End of Science says that instead of viewing the universe as a random outcome of the Big Bang or as a special creation from the hand of God, why not see if we can explain the world as a powerful dream emerging from a universal mind, a mind some call God?
Okay, we’ve seen quite enough from that source. What can we learn elsewhere? We found the book’s Amazon listing, and learned that the publisher is something called “Distant Drums Press.” They have no website that we could find, so we assume they’re a very low-grade vanity publisher.
Now then, how can we wrap this up? Well, dear reader, here’s your Curmudgeon’s advice: If you’re tired of creationism, if crop-circles no longer thrill you, if you miss your friends from the Heaven’s Gate cult, and if you’re still seeking the latest in non-materialist science, then go ahead and get a copy of The Heaven at the End of Science.
And be sure to let us know how it works out.
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