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Dialogue with a Nonbeliever: About Science and the Limits of Knowledge, the Big Bang and Evolution, Ancient Christianity & Modern Heterodoxy (Paperback - December 23, 2016)

Dialogue with a Nonbeliever: About Science and the Limits of Knowledge, the Big Bang and Evolution, Ancient Christianity & Modern Heterodoxy (Paperback - December 23, 2016)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781541086357
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2016
  • Pages: 342 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
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The book is the result of more than ten years of studying the arguments for and against the theories of the Big Bang and evolution, a study that also implied the search for the right religion and the true Church of Christ. The book addresses topics such as:- What is the difference between knowing and believing? Do we actually know anything, or do we just believe things?- Can science correctly answer any question?- Are there any limits to what we can learn through scientific experimentation?- Is the earth billions of years old?- How complex is a “simple” cell?- Can the body develop and function without a soul? Can protein folding be explained purely by naturalistic means?- Can life emerge by itself?- Can living beings evolve?- Are there any transitional fossils?- Are there other ancient accounts that confirm the Biblical accounts about the flood and about Joshua's long day?- Which religion is the right one?- What exactly is sin? Is it just a bad deed, or is there a deeper meaning?- What is repentance, and why exactly is there no repentance after the death of the body?- What are heaven and hell in the teaching of the Orthodox Church?- Are there any aliens? Who are they?The book is not a translation, the author wrote the original in both Romanian and English.A few words about the author:Bogdan-John Vasiliu is a software engineer who also studied, privately, physics and biology. He graduated from a technical state university in Romania in the early 2000s, and has worked as a computer programmer for various multinational companies in both the US and Romania.Table of contents(only the first two levels, the actual table of contents is on three levels):Foreword1. The Fools and the Wise Ones2. Is There a God? I Want to Know!3. Limits of Knowledge 3.1. Limits in Knowing the Present 3.2. Limits in Knowing the Future 3.3. Limits in Knowing the Past4. Billions of Years? 4.1. Some Basic Things 4.2. Age of the Universe 4.3. Age of the Earth5. Can Living Beings Evolve? 5.1. Complexity of Life 5.2. Origin of Life 5.3. Can Living Beings Evolve into Different Life Forms? 5.4. Controlled Evolution?6. Lack of Fossils 6.1. The Fossil Record 6.2. What Do the Evolutionists Say about the Fossils? 6.3. Twenty Fossils7. Other Arguments 7.1. Vestigial Organs 7.2. Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny? 7.3. Is Evolution a Scientific Theory? 7.4. Ethical Arguments 7.5. Joshua’s Long Day 7.6. Noah’s Flood 7.7. Dinosaurs8. The True Religion 8.1. Some Basic Beliefs 8.2. What Are Heaven and Hell? 8.3. Hell in the Vision of the Orthodox Church 8.4. Why Are There so Many Religions? 8.5. Aliens 8.6. The Eastern Orthodox Church 8.7. Other Questions9. Epilogue

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