For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Science vs. Religion
The Search for a Rational Approach
  • Guido O. Perez
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Science vs. Religion. The Search for a Rational Approach
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Most people look to science and religion for an explanation of "everything that is," but neither the scientific nor the religious system can actually provide all the answers to life's questions. Is that really what we're looking for?

About the Author

Dr. Perez combines a long medical career and study of the human organism with broad readings and inquiry into the workings of human nature, our inquiring minds, our existential questions. Why do humans ask why? What drives us to want life to have a purpose and a meaning? Where should we look for any such overarching messages, and can such questions be addressed in a rational way, rather than taking "on faith" something that other people tell us?

Dedicated to teaching and to the pursuit of knowledge, the author has held faculty positions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He has published many scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has written chapters in several standard textbooks of nephrology. Currently, he is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

About the Book
Most people look to religion and science (faith and reason) to understand the nature of reality. The author examines both science and religion in some detail and from a variety of standpoints. A life-long educator, he indicates many...
Most people look to religion and science (faith and reason) to understand the nature of reality. The author examines both science and religion in some detail and from a variety of standpoints. A life-long educator, he indicates many avenues for further reading, so that no one has to simply accept whatever his family or community traditions may have proposed.

One sticking point in most discussions of religion vs. science is that few of us really have enough information aboutbothpositions - and the myriad hybrid beliefs in between - in order to make a proper evaluation. As a professor of medicine and an avid investigator of these questions, Dr. Guido Perez offers some background and guidance. The author explores the basics of theism and today's largest religions, and gives a solid grounding in the facts and theoretical basis for evolution and the scientific approach to knowledge.

He then explores a possible place to stand in, both morally and intellectually grounded, while we puzzle out our existence: a rational belief system that accounts for what we can account for, while recognizing those mysteries and existential questions we humans just can't seem to stop asking.

Dr. Perez proposes a rational belief system grounded in natural science and humanism, an approach where morality comes naturally - not because we fear divine punishment but because we inherently understand what is good for humanity.



Pages 184
Year: 2015
BISAC: RELIGION / Religion & Science
BISAC: RELIGION / Atheism
BISAC: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
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