Science and the Truthfulness of Beauty How the Personal Perspective Discovers Creation
When scientists describe their results or insights as 'beautiful', are they using the term differently from when they use it of a landscape, music or another person?
Science and the Truthfulness of Beauty re-examines the way in which seeing beauty in the world plays the key role in scientific advances, and argues that the reliance on such a personal point of view is ultimately justified by belief that we are made in the 'image of God', as Christian and Jewish believers assert. It brings a fresh voice to the ongoing debate about faith and science, and suggests that scientists have as much explaining to do as believers when it comes to the ways they reach their conclusions.
1 Introduction: In the eye of the beholder
2 Two different ways of knowing?
3 Beauty everywhere
4 Playful beauty
5 Worldly, natural and real beauty
6 Where does the beauty come from?
7 Understanding beauty
8 Loving beauty
9 Conclusion: Truthful beauty