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Are We an Accident...or Not? The question of cosmic origins and our place in the grand scheme of things has been debated for millennia. Why do we exist? Why does anything exist at all? Today's popular narrative, based on advancements in science, is that it all happened by natural, random processes. Melissa Cain Travis points to powerful evidence that the opposite is true—that cosmology, astronomy, biochemistry, and other disciplines strongly support what she calls "The Maker Thesis," which explains the origin, rationality, and intricacy of nature and the human mind's capacity to comprehend it. Our universe is made up of numerous complex systems of order that both interact and coexist with each other as if in a carefully choreographed dance. Follow along on a fascinating journey about how the structure of nature and the mind of man resonate in ways that point to a Maker who fully intended the astounding discoveries being made in the natural sciences today.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Melissa Cain Travis
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release: 2018-07-03
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780736971287

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Dorothy L Sayers' great lay contemporaries in the Church of England were T. S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams, but none of them wrote a book quite like The Mind of the Maker. In this crisp, elegant exercise in theology, Sayers illuminates the doctrine of the Trinity by relating it to the process of writing fiction, a process about which she could speak with complete authority. She illustrates her thesis with many examples drawn from her own books, and even illuminates the Christian heresies by analysing certain failures of creation which regularly occur in literature. This marvellous classic describes the creative process in terms of the arts and shows that literature can cast light on theology and vice versa.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2010-01-07
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441129925

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Dorothy L Sayers' great lay contemporaries in the Church of England were T. S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams, but none of them wrote a book quite like The Mind of the Maker. In this crisp, elegant exercise in theology, Sayers illuminates the doctrine of the Trinity by relating it to the process of writing fiction, a process about which she could speak with complete authority. She illustrates her thesis with many examples drawn from her own books, and even illuminates the Christian heresies by analysing certain failures of creation which regularly occur in literature. This marvellous classic describes the creative process in terms of the arts and shows that literature can cast light on theology and vice versa.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2010-01-07
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441129925

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First published in 1941.

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Genre: Christianity
Author: Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Publisher: London : Methuen & Company Limited
Release: 1941
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105010322597

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This ultimate guide for tech makers covers everything from hand tools to robots plus essential techniques for completing almost any DIY project. Makers, get ready: This is your must-have guide to taking your DIY projects to the next level. Legendary fabricator and alternative engineer Chris Hackett teams up with the editors of Popular Science to offer detailed instruction on everything from basic wood- and metalworking skills to 3D printing and laser-cutting wizardry. Hackett also explains the entrepreneurial and crowd-sourcing tactics needed to transform your back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product. In The Big Book of Maker Skills, readers learn tried-and-true techniques from the shop classes of yore—how to use a metal lathe, or pick the perfect drill bit or saw—and get introduced to a whole new world of modern manufacturing technologies, like using CAD software, printing circuits, and more. Step-by-step illustrations, helpful diagrams, and exceptional photography make this book an easy-to-follow guide to getting your project done.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Chris Hackett
Publisher: Weldon Owen International
Release: 2014-11-04
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781681881614

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An account of Francis Bacon's (1561-1626) conception of natural inquiry, placing him in an epistemological tradition which postulates an intimate relation between objects of cognition and objects of construction and regarding him as the founding father of modern philosophy of science.

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Genre: Science
Author: Antonio Pérez-Ramos
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 1988
File: 334 Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:B4372156

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Combining the worlds of machining, metalworking, industrial design, automotive design, woodworking, and Hollywood Effects. A practical guide to making anything imaginable.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Christopher Armstrong
Publisher:
Release: 2018-08
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 1732545502

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An in-depth exploration of the interaction between mind and material world, mediated by language, image, and making—in design, the arts, culture, and science. In Material and Mind, Christopher Bardt delves deeply into the interaction of mind and material world, mediated by language, image, and the process of making. He examines thought not as something “pure” and autonomous but as emerging from working with material, and he identifies this as the source of imagination and creative insight. This takes place as much in such disciplines as cognitive science, anthropology, and poetry as it does in the more obvious painting, sculpture, and design. In some fields, the medium of work is, in fact, the very medium of thinking—as fabric is for the tailor. Drawing on the philosophical notions of the “extended mind” and the “enactive mind,” and looking beyond the world of material-based arts, Bardt investigates the realms in which material and mind interweave through metaphor, representation, projection, analogues, tools, and models. He considers words and their material origins and discusses the paradox of representation. He draws on the design process, scientific discovery, and cultural practice, among others things, to understand the dynamics of human thinking, to illuminate some of the ways we work with materials and use tools, and to demonstrate how our world continues to shape us as we shape it. Finally, he considers the seamless “immaterial” flow of imagery, text, and data and considers the place of material engagement in a digital storm.

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Genre: Design
Author: Christopher Bardt
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 2019-09-17
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780262042727

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Star Wars meets Harold and the Purple Crayon. A unique middle grade science-fiction/fantasy novel that will hook and charm readers to the end.

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Genre: Alien
Author: D. F. Anderson
Publisher:
Release: 2018-01-15
File: 249 Pages
ISBN-13: 0991800338

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The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent. Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Release: 2011-11-01
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385676526

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