From the list on science and spirituality in an evolving universe.
Who am I?
I believe that spiritual awakening is a service to the universe, and not just for our own enlightenment. Spirituality generally has been viewed as a return to some other realm of consciousness, rather than a means to awakening what we think of as divinity in life. There can never be a “finish line” to spirituality, as there is no end to the possibilities which collective co-evolution can bring about. The only way that intractable problems of humanity will ever be resolved is if a large number of people awaken to higher states of consciousness, while firmly grounded in life.
Don's book list on science and spirituality in an evolving universe
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Why did Don love this book?
I attended Caltech my freshman year of college, expecting to learn the tools to help me find the answer to any question I had about the nature of reality. Before the first quarter started, I purchased a copy of Gödel’s Proof. This describes that given any logical system at least as complex as the axioms for arithmetic, there will be at least one statement that makes perfect sense that can neither be proven nor disproven from the axioms of that system. Some axioms for arithmetic, for example, are that for any two numbers a and b, a=a and a+b=b+a. This was mind-blowing to me. Gödel proved that there will always be things that can neither be proven nor disproven in any system based on a series of axioms. I thought there must be some way to understand the deeper nature of reality, and began my path of spiritual exploration,…
Why should I read it?
2 authors picked Gödel's Proof as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
An accessible explanation of Kurt Goedel's groundbreaking work in mathematical logic
In 1931 Kurt Goedel published his fundamental paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems." This revolutionary paper challenged certain basic assumptions underlying much research in mathematics and logic. Goedel received public recognition of his work in 1951 when he was awarded the first Albert Einstein Award for achievement in the natural sciences-perhaps the highest award of its kind in the United States. The award committee described his work in mathematical logic as "one of the greatest contributions to the sciences in recent times."
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