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For a Redefinition of God

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Science  20 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5883, pp. 1590-1591
DOI: 10.1126/science.1159912

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Reinventing the Sacred. A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion. By Stuart A. Kauffman. Basic Books, New York, 2008. 334 pp. $27, C$28.95. ISBN 9780465003006.

The author argues for his emergence-based view of the world and "that the qualities of divinity that we hold sacred-creativity, meaning, purposeful action-are in fact properties of the universe that can be investigated scientifically."