PRODUCT RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY
ITEM 1: BOOK
SHOW ME GOD order
—What the Message from Space Is Telling Us About God
Paperback available, 393 pages, 98 photos. Reviews
ITEM 2: MAGAZINE order
Cosmic Pursuit brings the latest scientific findings down to earth for everyone, showing how new discoveries relate to the big questions we all ask. What can we really know about how the universe and life began? Is there any evidence for God? For extraterrestrials? In interviews, articles and debates, the magazine brings together today’s top scientists and science writers to argue about the big questions. The current issue features a debate on the cosmological evidence for God’s existence between science writer Fred Heeren and U. of C. physicist Bernard Leikind.
Also in this issue: Cambridge-educated scientist Steven C. Meyer explores the new questions raised by origin-of-life research.
ITEM 3: VIDEO order
EVIDENCE FOR GOD?
—Fred Heeren Interviews Today’s Top Space Scientists
30-minute video, VHS
This is the first video to bring together top space scientists to talk about how their latest discoveries relate to the subject of God. Though none of these scientists publicly take a religious position themselves, they openly speak of the "glaring mystery" behind the "fine-tuning" of the universe for life's benefit, and of the creation event as a "curiously theological result to come out of science."
In his quest to get to the bottom of life's biggest questions, science writer Fred Heeren interviews:
Robert Jastrow, Ph.D. —Founder of NASA's Goddard Institute, Director of Mt. Wilson Institute
George Smoot, Ph.D. —head of the NASA COBE satellite team that discovered cosmic "seeds" for our universe
Chuck Steidel, Ph.D. —head of the team of astronomers that recently discovered primeval galaxies
Mark Davis, Ph.D. —Principal Investigator, Large Scale Structure of the Universe; Astronomer, U.C. Berkeley
Fred Heeren breaks up some of the heavier questions to the scientists with more humorous ones to people on the street, showing how many commonly-held assumptions about an "accidental" universe now contradict plain facts.
Scenes from the video
ITEM 4. AUDIO CASSETTE: order
The Adventures of Leon the Cynic: Three 20-minute dramas in one audiocassette, telling the comic story of a lodge of cynics trying to find one clear thinker still living in their generation. They find Michael Faraday. Packed with both information and drama, this is the first-ever science-oriented-historical-comedy- drama-call-in-game-show.
The cast from the audiocassette
The Adventures of Leon the Cynic:
Paper about "top-down evolution"
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