Book Release Party: A Meaningful World
August 22, 2006
How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature
Meaningful or meaningless? Purposeful or pointless? When we look at nature, whether at our living earth or into deepest space, what do we find?
Join us Tuesday, August 22nd as we discuss those questions and celebrate the release of the new book by senior fellows Dr. Jonathan Witt
and Dr. Benjamin Wiker
, A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature
In their groundbreaking new book, Wiker and Witt show that nature offers all of the challenges and surprises, all of the mystery and elegance, we associate with design and, further, with artistic genius. They begin in Shakespeare and range through the fine-tuning of the laws of physics, the Periodic Table of Elements, the artistry of ordinary substances like carbon and water, the intricacy of biological organisms, and the drama of scientific exploration itself. In contrast to contemporary claims that the world is ultimately meaningless, Wiker and Witt reveal a cosmos charged with both meaning and purpose.
"A Meaningful World is simply the best book I've seen on the purposeful design of nature. In sparkling prose Benjamin Wiker and Jonathan Witt teach us how to recognize genius, first in Shakespeare's plays and then in nature. From principles of geometry to details of the periodic table, the authors portray the depth, elegance, clarity and pure cleverness of a universe designed to nurture the intelligent life that one day would discover that design. A Meaningful World recovers lost purpose not only for science, but for all scholarly disciplines." —Michael J. Behe, author of Darwin's Black Box
"A Meaningful World is a wise and witty romp through the fallacies of reductionism. It is illustrated by charming examples that show how literature and science both teach us that we live in a world full of meaning, not the spiritually dead world in which the materialists would confine us." —Phillip Johnson, author of Reason in the Balance
to download the prologue to the book.
The event will be held at Discovery Institute, located at 1511 Third Avenue, Suite 808, on Tuesday, August 22nd, from 4:30 - 6pm. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and the authors will be signing books at the end of the program.
To register, contact Annelise Davis at email@example.com
or call (206) 292-0401, ext. 153.