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Imagine — an alien lands on your front doorstep and starts to question your doubts about the existence of God. The Forhilnor hypothesize that God's trying to encourage the development of intelligent life. I don't mind wacky premises, but the lame attempt to justify all this god bullshit with physics is downright offensive. He does this so regularly he's either a dangerous fool - someone who knows a lot of information, but has missed the fundamental point about a topic- or he's a very cunning liar out to convert science fiction readers to the cause of Intelligent Design. Additionally, there was a sexism problem.
The premise of the book is also tantalizing and interesting: Aliens visit our planet and lo and behold, they advocate a form of Intelligent Design instead of the commonly on earth accepted theory of Darwinian Evolution. Insa cei care gasesc placere in a cunoaste cat mai multe informatii despre gama larga de stiinte si nu numai, despre cum ar putea evolua o intalnire cu o rasa de extraterestri cu frica de Dumnezeu, vor aprecia in mod sigur efortul scriitorului. If he could only take his blinders off. Most of this book is a solid 5 star effort that I thought was incredibly well done. The book is not just dialogue, there is an exciting plot that builds through out the book to a very satisfying conclusion.
In movies or books, anyway. I highly recommend it and wish there were more like it. One might wish that Mr. His faith in the tangible world is attacked when an alien appears on the steps of the museum and asks to speak to a paleontologist. Plus I was appalled by the rhetoric tricks coming out of a skeptical movement; no better than fundamentalists.
Calculating God achieves near perfection in this area. So the book is almost as likely to annoy the religious as the non-religious, assuming that they are paying attention. The title, Calculating God, is ambiguous. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. This exchange was a great microcosm of the problem with this book--the author is addressing issues that don't have solid answers as if they do, and that these aliens happen to have all the answers proven beyond debate. Cell becomes fish becomes reptile becomes primate becomes man. The idea is a great one, but the execution was less so.
With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel aliens invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Take it as you find it. But what's a villain to do after he's done. It is compelling and, in several respects more than a little disconcerting. A dog can, over time, become a great many other breeds of dog, but he will never become a bird. Or is it both at once? The concept that there might actually be other planets that held intelligent life would have required burning at the stake or ripping apart by horses. So yeah, I feel mildly like I wasted my time.
But it was also full of scientific facts and thoughts. Don't think, just nod and obey! And for that reason, I enjoyed Sawyers take on the alien view of religion. Sawyer is one of Canada's best known and most successful science fiction writers. The majorit Great premise, terrible execution. The problem is, God's existence doesn't explain anything, and just adds another element: God! Sawyer is also a Canadian patriot. He is one of our very best narrators and this is a fine performance.
The only one I can think of, offhand is who wrote a sci-fi trilogy of called , more of a Christian allegory with sci-fi trappings than actual sci-fi some bad science in as I recall. In a narrative where is visited by kind, civilized aliens from an advanced race, you would expect the protagonist to healed of cancer in a jiffy. But the teenager's military conditioning and education have not prepared her for the boy who crosses through. I may have to go back and reread the book but what I remember is that God was essentially a very long-living alien who recreated the universe as a part of its life-cycle. If you liked the work of Arthur C. This book is by no means perfect, there is a subplot involving terrorist fundamentalists that sticks out like a sore thumb in the narrative, and also a sudden epic cosmic crisis that comes out of nowhere no momentum leading to it.
I found the Calculating God intriguing, full of thought provoking dialogue. Both alien races believe this proves the existence of God: i. The universe itself, according to the aliens, is evidence of intelligent design, though God ignores individuals and doesn't communicate. When an alien shuttlecraft lands near the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, its spider-like alien occupant demands to be taken to a paleontologist. Perhaps he intended the criticism as a cautionary tale or was inspired by events elsewhere. The one redeeming idea in this story is the solution to the Fermi paradox, whereby sentient races build computer worlds to inhabit, turning introvert rather than exploring the galaxy. And the early misuse of the Occam's Razor made me cringe! Evoution is as proven as any theory in biology, as much so as, say, the Germ Theory of Disease.
And when he finds out that he's a she, he decides no Robert J. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. And for me, he's no longer a borderline author - he's a card carrying foot soldier of the Christian Creationist far right. Their premises can be either hysterically funny or the basis of tragedy, depending on the results; but the novels are not written in either mode: they are unrelievedly earnest. I expected to find sound science to be the basis of the book, with some interesting theories on the possibilities of intelligent design.