Q: How Do I Know
that The Bible
According to Einstein is scientifically accurate?
A: The highest quality including encyclopedias and research articles were used. Top-notch scientists including about a half dozen Nobel laureates (but not the ones who endorsed the book) helped to develop the text. Although new discoveries are continually being made, the book incorporates the latest theories and an an enormous wealth of scienfitically established knowledge.
Q: Is The
Bible According to Einstein a
scientific explanation of the Holy Bible?
A: Definitely not! It is the scientific ANALOG of the Bible. It is a book about the physical world -- not the spiritual world -- that is constructed in the form of the Holy Bible with King James phraseology. Although the Bible is extensively quoted -- particularly at the beginning of certain chapters -- the content of The Bible According to Einstein is nature and science, from the atom to the galaxy.
Q: Why does
it use the biblical format and style?
A: It is perfect for this type of book: The past history of the Universe, Earth and life conveniently composes an "old testament," while current scientific knowledge naturally forms a "new testament." Likewise, science is divided into many subjects, each of which can be suitably discussed in a separate book -- this is done in The Bible Accordiing to Einstein. The bible structure and its style of presentation are powerful ways to communicate. It is a tribute to The Good Book that the "bible of science" should adopt the Holy Bible's language and format.
wrote The Bible According to
A: First of all, Albert Einstein was not the author. A disclaimer in the book states this clearly: "In no way should The Bible According to Einstein be construed to be written by Albert Einstein. On the other hand, the true contributors of this book are the many men and women of science, who, during centuries of work, have discovered the laws of Nature. Without their contributions, this book would not be possible."
Contrary to the claims of one individual, who said that The Bible According to Einstein has mysteriously descended from the clouds as a gift to humankind, the book was written by people. Many research scientists, several English editors, a poet and other experts participated. As to the true creator of this work, it is Nature: She provided the Universe with the laws that govern all. Scientists are simply special people who try to discover these important truths.
Q: Why aren't
the authors or editors listed in the
A: The Bible According to Einstein is analogous to the Holy Bible. What would it be like if there were names, such as Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Paul and so on, listed on the Bible's cover? The word of God is spoken through these great figures. Likewise, The Bible According to Einstein delivers to the reader the laws of Nature and the history of the Universe. A list of authors would diminish the special, mystical feeling of The Bible According to Einstein and undermine the greatness of Nature's commandments. As stated in the answer to the previous question, scientists DID NOT CREATE the laws of physics. Finally, Jupiter Scientific Publishing is under strict written agreement not to reveal the names of the contributors.
Q: Is The
Bible According to Einstein
hostile to religion?
A: Absolutely not! The Introduction of the book begins with the statement "The Holy Bible is one of the greatest books ever to appear." Does that sound like an attack on The Good Book? Any knowledgeable physicist will testify that, at a basic level, science is amoral. Science cannot say what is good and bad. There is no such thing a bad atom or a good star. Morality is a human-generated notion for which religions have played an essential role. Science deals with a domain -- the physical world -- that is different from religion. Science cannot probe the spiritual realm. For example, the existence or non-existence of God cannot be proven with mathematics or physics. It is like trying to answer a philosophical question with a chemistry experiment. Religion and science are complementary disciplines, a fact that is reflected in the subtitle of The Bible According to Einstein, namely A Scientific COMPLEMENT to the Holy Bible. Religion has played, is playing, and will play an important role in society. Human beings benefit both from science and from religion.
By the way, The Bible According to Einstein is one of the few books that treats science and religion in an intelligent way. The two are unified in structure and language but NOT in content. It is the latter that is important -- books that mix religious thinking with scientific theories are almost always nonsense and often deceptive.
Q: Is there
symbolism in The Bible According to
A: Yes, a little. Rivers, rocks, eggs and paths are a few examples. It is left to the reader to figure out what each symbol represents.
Q: Are there
codes in the book?
A: Yes, a few. And they make good scientific sense.
Q: Why are
the stories of Moses, Buddha, Jesus and
A: The emergence of religions is an important part of human development. The Bible According to Einstein discusses this issue in its "new testament" by narrating the biographies of four of the world's greatest religious leaders. These biographies help define similarities and differences between extraordinary spiritual prophets and outstanding scientists.
Q: Does The
Bible According to Einstein
A: Yes. There is a Book of Prophets that reveals certain future events. These predictions are based on science. For example, any knowledgeable astronomer will tell you that the Sun will explode in about five billion years and will swell to a size that could possibly engulf the Earth.
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