The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates

May 24, 2012
Author:
Howard Bloom
Publisher:
Prometheus Books (8/24/2012)

Amazon | God’s war crimes, Aristotle’s sneaky tricks, Galileos creationism, Newton’s intelligent design, entropys errors, Einstein’s pajamas, John Conway’s game of loneliness, Information Theory’s blind spot, Stephen Wolfram’s New Kind Of Science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you’re about to see.

“Enthralling. Astonishing. Written with the panache of the Great Blondin turning somersaults on the rope above Niagara. Profound, extraordinarily eclectic, and crazy. The most exciting cliffhanger of a book I can remember reading.” James Burke, creator and host of seven BBC TV series, including Connections

“I have just come out from the giddy ride through things of the mind and mathematics that is The God Problem. Bloom takes us on a magic carpet ride of ideas about: well, about everything. And it turns out that everything we knew about everything is probably wrong. The God Problem is an intellectual cave of wonders made more wonderful by the tales of the lives of the people behind the ideas. Don’t start this book late at night, for it will banish sleep.” Robin Fox, Rutgers University, author of The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind, former director of research for the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation

“Bloom, with his ‘heresies,’ penetrates the very foundations of rationality and deconstructs Western consensus reality. The God Problem is the next paradigm. It doesn’t take you down the proverbial “rabbit hole”— it will take you to a place from which you will never re-emerge, a brand new universe in the same skin as the one you now unknowingly inhabit.” Heinz Insu Fenkl, director of ISIS: The Interstitial Studies Institute at SUNY, New Paltz; a Barnes and Noble “Great New Writer” and Pen/Hemingway finalist.

Publication Date: August 24, 2012