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  • Published: 4 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448147762
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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Is God an Illusion?

The Great Debate Between Science and Spirituality




Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow enter the territory of Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins, with a remarkable, highly topical, discussion on two opposing worldviews.

Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Hawking have had a major impact on the loud and popular debate between 'aggressive atheists' and religion. The huge sales of their bestselling books show just how much interest people have in their ideas.

Now Deepak Chopra is entering this debate, sparring with leading physicist, Professor Leonard Mlodinow (the co-author, with Stephen Hawking, of The Grand Design).In Is God an Illusion?, Chopra argues that there is design in our universe and a deep intelligence behind life. Without defending organised religion, he debunks randomness as an explanation for how Nature evolves and shows how consciousness comes first and matter second.

On the other side, Mlodinow argues the viewpoint of science, specifically what modern quantum physics can tell us about our world. In his view, physics, genetics and cosmology will shed far more light on the big questions than rethinking ancient spiritual concepts can ever do.

A major work of our time, Is God an Illusion? will not only offer more food for thought for those fascinated by the two sides of this modern conundrum - it will also place Deepak Chopra firmly in the ring of some of the most remarkable, and bestselling, thinkers of our era.

  • Published: 4 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448147762
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the authors

Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world’s pioneers in integrative medicine and personal transformation, Dr. Deepak Chopra is the founder of The Chopra Foundation and co founder of Chopra Global and Jiyo.com. He has written numerous New York Times bestsellers, which have been translated into over 43 languages. Chopra lectures and conducts seminars and workshops around the world, serves as a Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego and hosts the #1 health and wellbeing podcasts Deepak Chopra’s Infinite Potential and Daily Breath. The WorldPost and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked “Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine.”Visit his website at www.deepakchopra.com

Leonard Mlodinow

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 50 books, both non-fiction and fiction. They have been translated into more than 35 languages and include the huge international bestseller Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. His website address is: www.deepakchopra.comProfessor Leonard Mlodinow received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches at Caltech.

Praise for Is God an Illusion?

Leonard Mlodinow is a lucid thinker and engaging writer

Stephen Hawking

Deepak Chopra did an excellent job ... this is an interesting and provocative book which will be read and talked about for a long time

Hans Peter Duerr, Max-Planck Institute

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