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March 25, 2001 | MARGARET WERTHEIM, Margaret Wertheim is the author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet."
God is that which nothing is greater than. So, in essence, goes Anselm's famous proof of God's existence. According to the 11th-century saint, the deity was that entity of which nothing more perfect could possibly be conceived. Throughout the Middle Ages, Anselm's argument carried enormous weight, but even in its heyday, this seemingly impregnable logic was the source of much vexation.
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March 25, 2001 | MARGARET WERTHEIM, Margaret Wertheim is the author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet."
God is that which nothing is greater than. So, in essence, goes Anselm's famous proof of God's existence. According to the 11th-century saint, the deity was that entity of which nothing more perfect could possibly be conceived. Throughout the Middle Ages, Anselm's argument carried enormous weight, but even in its heyday, this seemingly impregnable logic was the source of much vexation.
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March 16, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
John D. Barrow, a Cambridge University cosmologist who has researched and written extensively about the relationship between life and the universe, on Wednesday was awarded the 2006 Templeton Prize, worth about $1.4 million, for progress in spiritual knowledge. Barrow, 53, a professor of mathematical sciences who once held research fellowships in astronomy and physics at UC Berkeley, is the sixth scientist to win the award, considered the Nobel Prize for religion.
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December 13, 1988 | LEE DEMBART
The World Within the World by John Barrow (Oxford: $24.95; 398 pages) In the 20th Century, not only has physics been turned on its head, so has our understanding of science itself. The twin revolutions of physics--relativity and quantum mechanics--have spawned questions about the foundations of thought, about the world we perceive and about the relationship between scientific theories and objective reality, whatever that is.
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