Boing Boing has an interesting, if short book review of God’s Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion, a new book from Vatican Astronomer Guy Consolmagno. The atheist reviewer liked the book, particularly because it’s not just the author’s opinion, but the results of interviews he did with engineers and scientists in Silicon Valley.
There’s clearly some serious value that smart, ethical people derive from participation in spiritualism and even organized religion. Brother Guy’s exegesis on faith as a systematic way of organizing and exploring the human experience of the numinous was fascinating to me. It is is a thoroughgoing, charming, quick-paced trip through a wide variety of personal experiences of spirituality and religion.