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Calculating God

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Published by Tor in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human-alien encounters -- Fiction,
  • Life on other planets -- Fiction,
  • God -- Proof -- Fiction,
  • Toronto (Ont.) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert J. Sawyer.
    GenreFiction.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination338 p. ;
    Number of Pages338
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20241443M
    ISBN 100812580354


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Calculating God () About book: Great premise, terrible ating God proposes the question "what if we make contact with aliens and discover that they are not rationalist-atheist scientists, but true believers?" It's a provocative opening and challenge to science fiction in general, which is often though not always written by rationalist, atheist authors who assume.

The structure of Calculating God resembles a tent supported by two main poles: a major plot, in which the aliens interact with the main character, Thomas Jericho; and a minor plot, in which Jericho tries to come to terms with his own mortality. Finally, the “tent covering” is provided by what I call a “writer’s scrapbook.”.

Calculating God is SF on a grand scale."Sawyer has created a very interesting figure in Tom Jericho, whose scientific mind is the battleground of ideas in the novel. A fine read; an intellectual thriller with real bite."/5(50). Calculating God.

This book is exceedingly ambitious, attempting to explore the circumstances under which the existence of God might be scientifically provable, by positing such evidence in a science-fictional setting. It does well as fiction.

However, it does not do justice to god or science. To the same extent that two out of three isn't bad. Calculating God is the new near-future SF thriller from the popular and award-winning Robert J. Sawyer. An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges, who says, in perfect English, "Take me to a paleontologist." It seems that Earth, and the alien's home planet, and the home planet of another alien species traveling.

Calculating God is the new near-future SF thriller from the popular and award-winning Robert J. Sawyer. An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges, who says, in perfect English, "Take me to a paleontologist.".

Robert Sawyer's Calculating God was a runner-up for the Hugo Award in and, having listened to this audiobook version, I again am forced to wonder why it didn't win. The story is not typical SF; a scientist is confronted by advanced aliens /5(78).

About the Book. Calculating God is the new near-future SF thriller from the popular and award-winning Robert J. Sawyer. An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges, who says, in perfect English, "Take me to a paleontologist.". Inventive, fast-paced, and alternately funny and touching, Calculating God sneaks in a well-researched survey of evolution science, exobiology, and philosophy amidst the banter between Hollus and Jericho.

But the book also proves to be very moving and character-driven SF, as Jericho--in the face of Hollus's convincing arguments--grapples with 4/5(). A God I could understand, at least potentially, was infinitely more interesting and relevant than one that defied comprehension.

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But the book also proves to be very moving and character-driven SF, as Jericho--in the face of Hollus's convincing arguments--grapples with 4/5(). Print book: Fiction: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: When aliens land in Toronto, they present astounding evidence that their planet and Earth have experienced the same cataclysmic events--evidence that they claim proves the existence of God.

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Similar to the natural philosophers we’ve studied, Sawyer often writes about how science and religion (or God) merge together.

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Calculating God has little or no objectionable language, violence, racism, drugs or sex. Yet with its big ideas, just about any group of people who wishes to take offense (whether liberal or conservative, religious or not, libertarian or socialist, etc.) could find the book very inappropriate.

Calculating God 13 Sep. As more and more writers, filmmakers, managers, publishers, movie lovers, book lovers, and tv fans join the movement at SON, I have an awesome opportunity to see the common ground on which we stand regardless of religion (or lack thereof).

It’s so cool! It also raises questions I haven’t focused on for a while.Overall, Calculating God is an engaging read packed with science at its most fundamentally exotic.

Robert Sawyer is clearly a bit of a polymath within the sciences. If he is a regular reader of the journal Science then I'll lay an odds-on bet that he .