Friday, May 06, 2005

The Next Philosophy

"Science has helped answer some of the fundamental questions of our existence. Yet, as Paul Davies reminds us, we are still a long way from solving perhaps the most intriguing mystery of all: Are we alone in the universe?" by Marianna Krejci-Papa

"Celebrated cosmologist, physicist, and award-winning author Paul Davies has made a career of tackling life’s most profound questions, enticing us over the past three decades to consider the universe in new ways. As a pioneer in the burgeoning field of astrobiology, he continues to push the frontiers of science, questioning the likelihood of the existence of intelligent life beyond the confines of our planet. While modern science has given us impressive means of exploring this possibility— exemplified by the highly sensitive radio telescopes developed by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute— Davies sees the search for extraterrestrial life as an extension of the age-old work of theologians and philosophers. Science, like the world’s religions, seeks to plumb the heart of our existence. Yet, as Davies tells Science & Spirit’s Marianna Krejci-Papa, the science we have today may not be enough to answer our biggest questions. Nonetheless, for reasons that reveal much about our nature, we will continue to ask them."

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