Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Firmly bound in unclipped jacket. Published by Macmillan 1995.
Frank J. Tipler is a major theoretician in the field of global general relativity, the rarefied branch of physics created by Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose. Like most modern scientists, Tipler was an atheist who gave little thought to questions of theology. Yet, in devising a mathematical model of the end of the universe, Tipler came to a stunning conclusion: Using the most advanced and sophisticated methods of modern physics, relying solely on the rigorous procedures of logic that science demands, he had created a proof of the existence of God. Tipler's model of the universal end-time is called the Omega Point Theory. For the last seventeen years, Tipler has explored the implications of the Omega Point Theory, one of which is even more astonishing than the evidence of God's existence: It is not only possible, but likely, that every human being who ever lived will be resurrected from the dead. As Tipler writes in his preface, he arrived at his proofs of God and immortality "in exactly the same way physicists calculate the properties of the electron". In The Physics of Immortality Tipler guides the general reader through the details of his exhilarating discoveries. Displaying an awesome command of disciplines as diverse as computer science, economics, particle physics, cosmology, and evolutionary biology, Tipler constructs a stunningly plausible argument for God and the universal resurrection. Lucid in style, audacious in aim, breathtaking in scope, powerfully argued, and, finally, deeply moving, this is a book that will change the way you think. No reader, whether skeptic or believer, will look at the universe in the same way after encountering this remarkable work.