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Table Of Contents

1. Talking Points
2. Bio-Existentialism
3. Fate and Responsibility
4. Ch-Ch-Changes
5. Made to Order
6. Dimensions, Boundaries and Laws
7. Cry of the Blood
8. So Many Reasons Why
9. The Cosmos: Conjured or Conjuring?
10. Matters of Interpretation
11. Wise Blood
12. Information and Enigma
13. Channeling the Flow
14. A Thing in Itself
15. Mind Fields and X-Factors
16. Dynamic Duo: Psychology and Philosophy
17. Simplifcation
18. Microbes to Mozart
19. Vital Information
20. Getting the Gestalt
21. Too Much Reality: The Ubiquitous Other
22. The Size of Bio-Complexity
23. Gazing Inward
24. Immanent Causality
25. Upon What Stage
26. Depths Untold: The Magnum Mysterium
27. What Little We Know
28. Across the Universe
30. Performance Artistry
31. Degrees of Freedom
32. Seeking the Source
33. Essence and Entropy
34. Vital Order
35. Igniting the Fire
36. Rational Pursuit
37. Threads of the Tapestry
38. Post-Darwinian Evolution
39. Bridge to Erewhon
40. Adaptive Thinking
41. Life and Life Only
42. The Nature of “Things”
43. Wizard behind the Genes
44. True Magic
45. Between the Worlds
46. The Snails’ Tale
47. The Timeless Paradigm
48. Power in the Blood
49. Unknown Unknowns and Valuable Values
50. Filling the Void
51. Infnite Reckoning
52. The Dual Imperative
53. Lines in the Sand
54. The Secret Ingredient
55. Axiomatic Authenticity
56. Dreaming the Dream
57. A Crisis of Meaning
58. The Singing Enigma
60. Matters of Mind
61. Dead or Alive: Apprehending Reality
62. A Certain Slant of Knowledge
63. Nature and Grace
64. The Meeting Ground
65. Reasons for Being
Notes
Bibliography
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Power in the Blood: Interrelating Philosophy, Faith, and Science

Power in the Blood: Interrelating Philosophy, Faith, and Science

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Power in the Blood (revised version) is an adventure in ideas that explores many interrelated aspects of philosophy, faith and science in order to highlight the true dimensions of human nature and of the Magnum Mysterium (thus called in mediaeval times) in which we are “embodied and imbedded.” Those dimensions of body and soul, of science and spirit, are revealed by a nonreductive philosophy of broader reach than what any gospel of godless oblivion as the ultimate arbiter of human fate would have us to believe.

“Power in the Blood” is a metaphor referring in part to the transformative mysteries of Nature, especially shown in life science of whose strangest marvels, many gleaned from sources rare and obscure, plentiful examples are offered. These biological puzzlements tend to support rather than contradict a faith (as the book seeks to explain) that our full human nature has not only sprang from abyssal depths of evolutionary time, but also flowers in Eternity.

There are many multi-associative ideas, such as the subjective/objective dichotomy, that Power in the Blood examines on a journey whose pursuit may encourage readers to entertain a deeper measure of existential meaning in all its aspects, real and ideal, objective and subjective. And that measure may also urge their concluding, for example, that consciousness is not simply a magic trick of blindly impersonal physics. To affirm such concepts, that surely favor better than their opposites the long-term continuance of our self endangered species, provided one motive to construct the most promising and least prejudicial world view, enlisting philosophy, faith and science in a trinity of mutual support, that for the author seemed humanly possible.

“An enriching, immersive experience for anyone interested in exploring the foundation of life.”

Kirkus Reviews.

Power in the Blood (revised version) is an adventure in ideas that explores many interrelated aspects of philosophy, faith and science in order to highlight the true dimensions of human nature and of the Magnum Mysterium (thus called in mediaeval times) in which we are “embodied and imbedded.” Those dimensions of body and soul, of science and spirit, are revealed by a nonreductive philosophy of broader reach than what any gospel of godless oblivion as the ultimate arbiter of human fate would have us to believe.

“Power in the Blood” is a metaphor referring in part to the transformative mysteries of Nature, especially shown in life science of whose strangest marvels, many gleaned from sources rare and obscure, plentiful examples are offered. These biological puzzlements tend to support rather than contradict a faith (as the book seeks to explain) that our full human nature has not only sprang from abyssal depths of evolutionary time, but also flowers in Eternity.

There are many multi-associative ideas, such as the subjective/objective dichotomy, that Power in the Blood examines on a journey whose pursuit may encourage readers to entertain a deeper measure of existential meaning in all its aspects, real and ideal, objective and subjective. And that measure may also urge their concluding, for example, that consciousness is not simply a magic trick of blindly impersonal physics. To affirm such concepts, that surely favor better than their opposites the long-term continuance of our self endangered species, provided one motive to construct the most promising and least prejudicial world view, enlisting philosophy, faith and science in a trinity of mutual support, that for the author seemed humanly possible.

“An enriching, immersive experience for anyone interested in exploring the foundation of life.”

Kirkus Reviews.

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