In this book Dr. Frost argues that all the World's Religions advocate for the existence of a transcendent consciousness. Scientific studies can in no way prove or disprove the existence of this consciousness. By accepting as a premise that this consciousness exists, Dr. Frost develops a theory of evolution that is consistent with both the scientific facts and with the mystical teachings inherent to all religions.
Bridging religion and science has always been an interest of mine so of course I was thrilled to review this book. Apart from the cover that I'm not thrilled with, I found the book to be really interesting, if a bit technical for many of the readers I know. It is very well researched and presents a balanced view of Science's difficulty with the area of consciousness and religion's difficulty with science sans consciousness sans deity. It is decidedly Buddhist in slant. I personally appreciate that. I would say this is not a book for summer reading. It is a book for "inquiring minds."
About the Author:
B. Ronald Frost is a professor of Geology at the University of Wyoming. He received his BS from the University of Virginia in 1969 and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1973. He has spent much of his 30 year career at the University of Wyoming studying the rocks that are exposed in the heart of the Wyoming mountain ranges, which are some of the oldest rocks in North America. He has also studied similarly old rocks in Canada, Australia, and Siberia. Dr. Frost has been a practicing Buddhist for more than 25 years.
Publisher: O Books, John Hunt (November 16, 2010)
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