Cosmos, BIOS, Theos: Scientists Reflect on Science, God, and the Origins of the Universe, Life, and Homo Sapiens

By Roy Abraham Varghese; Henry Margenau | Go to book overview

25
In a Scientific Sense, We Know Very Little
on the Origin of Life
Professor Robert Shapiro
Born 28 November 1935
Ph.D. in chemistry, Harvard University, 1959
Currently Professor of Chemistry, New York University
Areas of specialization and accomplishments: chemistry of nucleic acids; chemical mutagenesis and carcinogenesis; heterocyclic compounds; works include (with Gerald Feinberg) Life Beyond Earth, 1980; Origins: A Skeptic's Guide to the Creation of Life on Earth, 1987; over 80 scientific papers
Professor Shaprio on: the origin of the universe: “… I accept the theories of those who work in this area”. the origin of life: “In a scientific sense, we know very little [on the origin of life]: there has been little opportunity to gather relevant data”. the origin of Homo sapiens: “Humans arose over a number of million years by gradual evolution from a common ancestor we share with other primates”. God: “I have no reason to exclude the existence of a higher being a priori”, but “at present there is no evidence that impresses me”.

1 What do you think should be the relationship between religion and science?

I view science and religion as separate disciplines, sharing the attribute that both are conducted by humans. Each seems to serve an important function for its followers.

2 What is your view on the origin of the universe: both on a scientific level and—if you see the need—on a metaphysical level?

-206-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Cosmos, BIOS, Theos: Scientists Reflect on Science, God, and the Origins of the Universe, Life, and Homo Sapiens
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 286

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.