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David Brin

Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence. Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there's something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn't on the decades' old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth's infomesh about an "alien artifact." Thrown into the maelstrom of worldwide shared experience, the Artifact is a game-changer. A message in a bottle; an alien capsule that wants to communicate. The world reacts as humans always do: with fear and hope and selfishness and love and violence. And insatiable curiosity.This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

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Armin Navabi

• "Science can't explain the complexity and order of life; God must have designed it to be this way." • "God's existence is proven by scripture." • "There's no evidence that God doesn't exist." • "God has helped me so much. How could none of it be true?" • "Atheism has killed more people than religion, so it must be wrong!" How many times have you heard arguments like these for why God exists? Why There Is No God provides simple, easy-to-understand counterpoints to the most popular arguments made for the existence of God. Each chapter presents a concise explanation of the argument, followed by a response illustrating the problems and fallacies inherent in it. Whether you're an atheist, a believer or undecided, this book offers a solid foundation for building your own inquiry about the concept of God.

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François de Salignac de La Mo Fénelon

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking. Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave trade. The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic -- a debate that continues in the twenty-first century.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:++++National Library of ScotlandT164543Glasgow : printed by R. Urie, 1754. xx,182p. ; 12°

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Francisco S.J. Suarez

The two Disputations of the present volume open the second part of Francisco Suárez's famous Disputationes metaphysicae. Marking a turn from being in general, the subject matter of metaphysics and the concern of the first part, Disputation 28, presents various divisions of being in general, whose members equate with God and creatures. Disputation 29, in an expressly metaphysical way that reflects Avicenna, demonstrates the existence of God, the principal member. The demonstration hinges on the principle, "Everything which comes to be, comes to be by another" and scales the ladder of the common analogous concept of being from lesser and lower being to a First Being. In the course of his argument, Suárez rejects any "physical" demonstration, which would employ the Aristotelian principle, "Everything which is moved is moved by another," in order to pass from motion to a First Mover. Other topics that he treats include, in Disputation 28, the analogy of being between God and creatures, and in Disputation 29, the fact that there is only one God who is the creator of all else.

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Immanuel Kant

The search for God is dictated not from without but from a profound sense of one's own moral being and worthiness to be happy. The core of Immanuel Kant's argument remains relevant to the experience of ordinary men and women. He wished to strengthen, not undermine, belief in God and in the spiritual nature of humankind. This 1763 essay is imporrtant in understanding the development of Kant's thought. It exposed the flaw in the Cartesian argument that the existence of a perfect being could be deduced from an idea or concept of such. Similarly, Kant saw the problem inherent in the Leibnizian view of a philosophical system modeled on mathematics: a philosopher who, like a mathematician, began with an arbitrary definition remained trapped in a circle of words. In The One Possible Basis for a Demonstration of the Existence of God, Kant diverged from the familiar forms of ontological argument. The result was a brilliant approach to divine being that anticipated his mature Critique of Pure Reason.With this Bison Book edition, The One Possible Basis appears in paperback for the first time. Gordon Treash's English translation, the only modern one, faces pages containing the original German. Treash, who is a professor of philosophy at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, edited, with Paul A. Bogaard, Metaphysics as Foundation: Essays in Honor of Ivor Leclerc. Also available as a Bison Book is Kant's last major essay, The Conflict of the Faculties (1992).

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François De Salignac De La Mothe- Fénelon

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Francis Fenelon

Excerpt from A Demonstration of the Existence of God: Deduced From the Knowledge of Nature, and of Man in Particular, Suited to the Most Simple Capacities The corruption of it, than the necefiity, which pious men have at all 'times feen, of writing to prove the exifience of God. Reafon, indeed, is not yet im paired to fuch a degree, in any man, as entirely to mifi'ake its own origin, and be ignorant of a truth, which the great author of it has fo carefully engraven on every part of his work. To be confci 0115 of our own exif'tence, is in a man. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Francis Fenelon

Excerpt from A Demonstration of the Existence of God: Deduced From the Knowledge of Nature, and of Man in Particular, Suited to the Most Simple Capacities The corruption of it, than the necefiity, which pious men have at all 'times feen, of writing to prove the exifience of God. Reafon, indeed, is not yet im paired to fuch a degree, in any man, as entirely to mifi'ake its own origin, and be ignorant of a truth, which the great author of it has fo carefully engraven on every part of his work. To be confci 0115 of our own exif'tence, is in a man. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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François de Salignac de la Mo Fénelon

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking. Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave trade. The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic -- a debate that continues in the twenty-first century.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:++++British LibraryN028834London : printed for John Murray, successor to Mr. Sandby, 1769. xxiii,[1],279,[1]p. ; 8°

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Leonardo Barrios Beretta

Amazing! recent scientific discoveries have physicists and philosophers are radically revising their ideas on the nature of the universe, and indeed the existence of God. Countless years and hours of calculations and mind-bending theories continue to reach the conclusion that the universe has a beginning, and did not occur by chance. Notorious atheist, Andrew Fleet, announced his retirement from the stringent rhetoric of atheism, based on these conclusions. He changed his mind.The Research into DNA has demonstrate, by the almost incredible complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce life, that intelligence must have been involved, so now many Scientists now believe the existence of God is not only possible but probable, from their perspective, an intelligent force predating our universe initiated creation.

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Geoff Ward

The extraordinary power and mystery of the spiral and its relationship to, and influence on, human evolution. Spiral energy fields are all around us and within us, patterning our very existence, from microcosm to macrocosm, determining structures from the tiny vortices of sub-atomic particles and the DNA molecule to the awesome island universes of galaxies where stars are born and conditions for life created. Now its full significance is revealed in a study that embraces molecular biology, anthropology, zoology, astronomy, quantum physics, Jungian psychology, earth mysteries, religion, philosophy and the wisdom of the ancients. Bringing fresh new insight from the cutting edge of physics and looking far back in time, Ward describes the fundamental link between the human mind and this universal form. Be amazed and fascinated by his conclusions! Intriguing and revelatory, Geoff Ward’s Spirals is a stimulating intellectual adventure. -- Graham Hancock A most fascinating book, and a remarkable piece of research. -- Colin Wilson During the course of its seven turns, Geoff Ward’s engagingly Spirals takes us on an exhilarating journey from the insights of ancient wisdom to the cutting edge of contemporary thought. -- Lindsay Clarke, 1989 Whitbread Prize for Fiction

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Geoff Ward

In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which emanates from a central point, getting progressively farther away as it revolves around the point. Spirals are everywhere and involve all human thought and physical structure. From cutting edge quantum physics to ancient architecture here you will discover the role that Spirals play in our lives. The spiral is the age-old intuitive symbol of spiritual development and our identity with the Universe. It is found in cultures the world over and reflected in shamanism, serpent cults, dragon lore, geomancy, magic, mysticism, ritual art and dance throughout history.

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Tobias J. Lemerande

This is a NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA report procured by the Pentagon and made available for public release. It has been reproduced in the best form available to the Pentagon. It is not spiral-bound, but rather assembled with Velobinding in a soft, white linen cover. The Storming Media report number is A982604. The abstract provided by the Pentagon follows: In January 2002, time synchronized underwater pictures and echolocation signals of a free-swimming bottlenose dolphin were recorded. More than 80 experimental trial runs were recorded at the Space and Naval Warfare Center's Marine Mammal Facility in San Diego, California. The apparatus recorded 30 underwater images per second and sonar signals up to 400 kHz. Data analysis shows wide transmitting beam patterns at frequencies lower than 135 kHz contain a majority of the energy in the echolocation signal, agreeing with previously documented work. However, further analysis shows significant energy at higher frequencies. Early in the experiment, the dolphin steered narrow high frequency signals and adjusted the energy content in those different frequencies while scanning the target. To emit these high frequency components, the dolphin changed the wave shape of the emitted sound pulse. As the experiment progressed, the animals task became routine and the high frequency signals were noticeably absent until low frequency noise was projected into the water, at which time the high frequencies were again present in the emitted sound pulses. Resultant transmitting beam patterns provide excellent evidence of the presence of high frequency sound emissions, and also indicate how these signals are used during echolocation tasks.

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Abbi Glines

"I was supposed to die but I didn't." Throughout her life, Pagan Moore has seen souls. They don't speak to her but they know she sees them. It's a part of her life she keeps hidden from everyone else. She's different... And he knows it. Pagan begins seeing him everywhere. In her classroom and her bedroom. The soul is stalking her and she can't make him go away. Everything is different with him. Beginning with the fact he speaks to her. Just when she thinks he's gone, her world completely changes. He is Death and he's about to break all the rules.

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Louis Philippe Archambault

The story, the play, the movie - the life course of existence, the way of humanity The tale of life's voyage and the challenge, the struggle with temptation . . . The senses of our body, mind, and soul experience desire's urges as they journey life'sodyssey in search of a perfect purpose, motive and intent . . . Odysseus and the Sirens' Herbert James Draper, 1909 - Odysseus was a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. Lou uses this mythological metaphor for the theme of life's journey and its course of impulses . . . Using Homer's mythological metaphor, the author paints metaphysical tales using the thought elements of rhetoric that color our life course, from the 3 constructs of impulse, urge and temptation found along life's journey of desire's mystical magic, in the 3 realms of our existence reality, as we experience . . . "Being consciousness, the life reality of the existence journey and its path" - As "our mind is the milky way of existence; the stars are the course of life's reality and its path" It holds that, "Our universe senses our existence, by the course we journey along its way of awareness . . . " lpa 11/23/04 on St John VI Keys to all Knowledge and understanding: "Desire is Emotion's Temptation, as allure is attraction's seduction" You see then, "Emotion is desire and Will; and So, it is that your course is your journey and way"

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Fr. R. Garrigou-Lagrange

High quality reprint of a rare, out of print classic work, which despite its age has produced a book of clean, readable text without markings of any type. God, His Existence and His Nature: A Thomistic Solution of Certain Agnostic Antinomies, Volume I, is a comprehensive philosophical exposition of the concepts and objections underlying the proof of the existence of God. The author sets his focus squarely on successfully refuting agnosticism and atheism - the denial of God's existence. His chief weapon is the First Principles and the Five Proofs of St. Thomas Aquinas: from motion, efficient cause, necessary being, degrees of being, and final cause.