From the Author
A grand synthesis uniting science, ethics, and religion
This book undertakes the somewhat unfashionable task of a `grand synthesis' of cosmology, science, religion, and ethics, from a strong religious viewpoint. It may thus be considered as a counter-view to E O Wilson's new book on Consilience that is presently receiving much media attention. The significant issue facing the public at large is which broad worldview gives a more satisfactory account of fundamentally important issues such as ethics. Our view is that the socio-biology vision is a partial truth; if claimed to by itself provide a complete explanation, then it explains ethics away, rather than fully explaining ethical issues and moral choices. Morality is deeper than socio-biology alone allows. From the viewpoint of the science-religion debate, our claim is that inclusion of ethics is needed to allow that debate to have adequate depth and scope.