Beyond the Big Bang: Quantum Cosmologies and God
Is belief in God a reasonable option in the light of modern cosmology? Or have religious beliefs been ruled out by science? Or should we rethink the connection between these two human enterprises - perhaps even considering them as unrelated?
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QUANTUM COSMOLOGIES AND THE
S COSMOLOGY WITH OR WITHOUT GOD
A Brief Sketch of the Big Bang Theory
The Steady State Theory
The Asymmetry of the Second Law
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