Abrams argues that new revelations in physics and cosmology overturn our traditional understandings of religion. But rather than arguing for atheism, Abrams calls for a grounding of faith in the language of science - a tune up for the "truth box" we use to describe the world.
Abrams is a philosopher of science, lawyer, and author. She is married to the cosmologist Joel R. Primack, who helped develop the understanding of dark matter and dark energy in the universe.
As a result of an eating disorder, Abrams joined a twelve-step program. She found herself struggling with the concept of a "higher power." This questioning led her to thoroughly re-examine the basis of religious belief, in light of the discoveries made by her husband and his colleagues.
The result is A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet, which introduces the reader to a redefinition of God that is both true to her heart and consistent with cutting-edge science.
According to Abrams, we’ve all grown up so steeped in tradition, whether we’ve accepted it or rebelled against it, that it’s hard to grasp that the chance to re-define God is actually in our hands. “But it is,” she proclaims, “and the way we do it will play a leading role in shaping the future of civilization.”
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