In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the... show more
In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho. A shocked Jericho finds that not only does life exist on other planets, but that every civilization in the galaxy has experienced extinction events at precisely the same time. Armed with that disconcerting information (and a little help from a grand unifying theory), the alien informs Jericho, almost dismissively, that the primary goal of modern science is to discover why God has behaved as he has and to determine his methods.
BONUS AUDIO: Author Robert J. Sawyer explains how the creationism vs. evolution debate informed the writing of Calculating God.
Publish date: 2008-04-21
Publisher: Audible Studios
Edition language: English
Narrated by Jonathan Davis Abandoned @ 15% I thought I’d give this book a shot as an audiobook. I’d read it years ago, back when I actually enjoyed Robert J. Sawyer’s books, and I thought it would be a nostalgic kind of read that would get Toronto points. It did get Toronto points, but I found t...
Robert J. Sawyer we wszystkich książkach, które czytałem, zadawał pytania dotyczące tego, co jest niepojęte dla naszego rozumu. Zawsze zdawał się być tym, który stoi twardo na ziemi, ale w żadnym wypadku nie jest zamknięty na mistycyzm. Często to zjawisko krytykuje, owszem, ale ludzka działalność tł...
This book gives you much to chew on. Personally, I can't decide if the book is about God, immortality or death. If you want a book that will make you think, you could try this one. If you are just reading for a story, then it might be a bit frustrating because this tale is low on action and high on ...
I tried to finish the book, I really did. However, there really wasn't any 'there' there. It reads as nothing other than the ramblings of a man who learned sound bites about science so that he could convince thoughtful persons to purchase a book that he then uses as a soapbox for obsessive ravings.I...
An alien walks into a museum and says in perfect English "Take me to a paleontologist".Sadly this is not a bad joke but it is the start of a pretty poor book, not only does the alien come to Earth, it has came with another race and has scientific proof of the existence of god. sigh...
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