The Hand of Science

Cronin answers these questions as he captures the complex relationship between authorship and the reward system of science.

Author: Blaise Cronin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810852829

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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The collaborative character of science and scholarship, whether formal or informal in nature, is the focus of this discussion by a master of the subject. The world of scholarly communication is evolving with exponential speed. Propelled by the Web and the rapid transition from paper to electronic journals, the scale of the research effort is moving from the individual to research conducted by dozens of scientists scattered all over the globe. These changes evoke many questions: What does it mean to be an author in an age of collective effort? How are responsibility and credit allocated in collaborative endeavors? What is the relationship between reading, referencing and reputation - the political economy of citation? How are social relations inscribed in intellectual space? Will the move to online and open access publishing provide new measures of authorial salience and intellectual impact? Cronin answers these questions as he captures the complex relationship between authorship and the reward system of science.

Describing the Hand of God

Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science Robert Brennan. 1945 to the 1960s with the third and present beginning ...

Author: Robert Brennan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625649133

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The question of divine agency in the world remains one important unresolved underlying obstacle in the dialogue between theology and science. Modern notions of divine agency are shown to have developed out of the interaction of three factors in early modernity. Two are well known: late medieval perfect-being theology and the early modern application of the notion of the two books of God's revelation to the understanding of the natural order. It is argued the third is the early modern appropriation of the Augustinian doctrine of inspiration. This assumes the soul's existence and a particular description of divine agency in humans, which became more generally applied to divine agency in nature. Whereas Newton explicitly draws the parallel between divine agency in humans and that in nature, Darwin rejects its supposed perfection and Huxley raised serious questions regarding the traditional understanding of the soul. This book offers an alternative incarnational description of divine agency, freeing consideration of divine agency from being dependent on resolving the complex issues of perfect-being theology and the existence of the soul. In conversation with Barth's pneumatology, this proposal is shown to remain theologically coherent and plausible while resolving or avoiding a range of known difficulties in the science-theology dialogue.

The Hand of Providence

They made conquests in the realms of science, literature and the arts as quickly as in the provinces of the Roman empire. For example, Almansor, who reigned ...

Author: J.H. Ward

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732643592

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Reproduction of the original: The Hand of Providence by J.H. Ward

Index of English Literary Manuscripts

Where one of these poems has been transcribed in her hand, this is indicated. ... ('From earliest Youth the Love of Science taught'), endorsed in the hand ...

Author: Margaret M. Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847143099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Eleven authors are included in this final part of Volume III of the Index, beginning with Laurence Sterne and concluding with Edward Young. It also includes the final cumulative first-line index of all the verse which is described in the manuscript entries or mentioned in the Introductions in Parts 1-4 of Volume III.

Held by the Hand of God

tell me that he had died during the fall. Yes, as a trauma surgeon, I am a Man of Science. However, I do not believe that science and religion necessarily ...

Author: Joe Laws

Publisher: True Blue Press LLC

ISBN: 9780989599221

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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“It’s just not your time yet, Little Joe…” Joe Laws is a man used to fixing things. After all, he’s fixed robots, water pumps, conveyors, and just about everything else that needs fixing at the automotive facility where he works. But when on July 17, 2011 a fall from the roof left his body broken and bleeding, even Joe knew it was beyond repair. He also knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that he had died. It was a safe assumption, considering the extent of his injuries. The left side of his body was completely crushed; his back, neck, collarbone, and eleven of his ribs were broken. His lungs had collapsed and his heart had stopped. And, as the doctors of Vanderbilt University Medical Center would soon learn, he was in complete hemorrhagic shock, meaning that he had essentially bled to death from a ruptured spleen. As they tried frantically to save Joe’s life, his family prayed fervently that God would spare him. Joe, in the meantime, was on the ride of his life. As he floated away from earth and into the skies above, he saw and felt a large hand cradling him, as a parent would a most beloved child. He knew immediately that he was being held, literally, by the hand of God. He was lifted toward a brilliant light, where he felt a love so powerful and all encompassing that it defied explanation. For what seemed an eternity, he played in “his Heaven”, visited with loved ones and learned about the true meaning of good, evil, and life itself. He rejoiced at being “home”, until God delivered the devastating news that he was going back into his body. It was not his time. As it turned out, Dr. Richard Miller, Chief of Vanderbilt’s Trauma Unit, agreed. During a dangerous, five-hour surgery, Dr. Miller would use a revolutionary method—and titanium strips-- to secure Joe’s crushed ribcage and save his life. After struggling for two years to recover physically and emotionally from his ordeal, Joe realized he could help others by sharing his experience. Held By the Hand of God is Joe Laws’ incredible story of Heaven, Earth and walking between two worlds.

By the Hand of Mormon

The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion Terryl L. Givens ... evidence brought to bear by the discipline of archaeology— thescience of ...

Author: Terryl L. Givens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198031611

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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With over 100 million copies in print, the Book of Mormon has spawned a vast religious movement, but it remains little discussed outside Mormon circles. Now Terry L. Givens offers a full-length treatment of this influential work, illuminating the varied meanings and tempestuous impact of this uniquely American scripture. Givens examines the text's role as a divine testament of the Last Days and as a sacred sign of Joseph Smith's status as a modern-day prophet. He assesses its claim to be a history of the pre-Columbian peopling of the Western Hemisphere, and later explores how the Book has been defined as a cultural product--the imaginative ravings of a rustic religion-maker. Givens further investigates its status as a new American Bible or Fifth Gospel, one that displaces, supports, or, in some views, perverts the canonical Word of God. Finally, Givens highlights the Book's role as the engine behind what may become the next world religion. The most wide-ranging study on the subject outside Mormon presses, By the Hand of Mormon will fascinate anyone curious about a religious people who, despite their numbers, remain strangers in our midst.

The Hand of the Necromancer

In the last years of the twentieth century (as Wells might have put it), Gollancz, Britain's oldest and most distinguished science fiction imprint, ...

Author: Brad Strickland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575126275

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Thirteen-year-old Johnny Dixon and his friend Professor Childermass battle an evil wizard for possession of a bewitched hand that can be used to rule the world.

Vision of the Future Star Wars Legends The Hand of Thrawn

ABOUT THE AUTHOR TiMoth Y zAHN is one of science fiction's most popular voices, known for his ability to tell very human stories against a well-researched ...

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307796448

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn brings his epic two-volume series The Hand of Thrawn to an explosive conclusion with a discovery that rocks the New Republic to its foundations--and threatens to resurrect the Empire. The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumor that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. They must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander, and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an act of unthinkable genocide. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn. In his hands--alive or dead--rests the fate of the New Republic. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years! © 1998 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

The Hand of God

The world of science and technique,” Ryan stated, “must be transformed from the inside. It is impossible to Christianize these spheres without competence ...

Author: Michael Gauvreau

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773551862

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 678

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Set against a background of intense religious and cultural change and tensions over the meanings of nationalism and federalism in both Quebec and Canada, Michael Gauvreau's The Hand of God traces the emergence of Claude Ryan as a public intellectual. This is the first comprehensive biography of Ryan based on his personal papers and extensive writings as a social commentator, editorialist, and director of the newspaper Le Devoir. At a time of Catholic religious fervour and new currents of social analysis, Ryan spoke for a postwar generation of young Quebecers, assuring his surprising ascension as one of the most influential voices in Canadian liberalism and federalism in the 1960s. In rich detail, Gauvreau describes Ryan’s ideas on religion, politics, and society, which assured his importance both as a major figure seeking the transformation of Roman Catholicism in the 1950s and 1960s and as an advocate of a type of liberalism that was often at odds with Pierre Elliott Trudeau's. He presents compelling new material on the breakdown of social and cultural consensus, a detailed analysis of Ryan’s personal and intellectual dealings with both Trudeau and René Lévesque, and a strikingly new interpretation of the motives of the key players in the October Crisis of 1970. A significant rethinking of the relationship between liberalism, nationalism, and federalism in Quebec in the twentieth century, The Hand of God uses biography as a lens to explore and shed new light on questions central to postwar Quebec and Canadian cultural, political, and intellectual history.

The Hand of God

To a rapt and somewhat astonished audience, he spoke of what was soon to come as a result of the misuse of science and lack of respect for the sacredness of ...

Author: Bernard Nathanson

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781596987203

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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“A passionate account of the author’s transition from pioneer of abortion rights to champion of the pro-life cause.… This concrete and powerful contribution will be required reading for all involved in the abortion debate.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS “A wrenchingly honest book about taking the hard way to the truth. Bernard Nathanson provides a chilling tour of the moral squalor of the ‘culture of death,’ and a compelling testimony to the possibility of beginning anew.” —RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS, Editor-in-Chief, First Things “In The Hand of God, Dr. Nathanson gives outstanding personal witness to the ‘Gospel of Life.’ Amen to the Gospel; and Amen to this witness. I am personally privileged to have observed his journey and have been thrilled by every step along the way.” — JOHN CARDINAL O’CONNOR “When Bernard Nathanson exposes the abortion culture we listen, because Bernard Nathanson has been there. He was not only there, he led it. Now begins the long road back, led by The Hand of God.” —JOSEPH M. SCHEIDLER, Director, Pro-Life Action League

The Hand of God

It still sounded like the stuff of science fiction to him, but maybe this DNA thing would catch on after all. 'The Castle always was a rough old spot,' Dom ...

Author: James Craig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472107442

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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England, Summer 1986 When journalist Hugh Scanlon and his wife Marjorie are murdered, veteran cop Walter Callender finds himself on the trail of rogue Secret Service agent Martin Palmer. Enlisting the help of rookie John Carlyle, Callender turns to previously unheard of technology, DNA testing, to try and trap the degenerate killer before he strikes again.

The Hand of the Devil

The atrocities he committed - they couldn't all be for the sake of science.' Soames got to his feet and started pacing about the room. The night the Ganges ...

Author: Dean Vincent Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407097848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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When young magazine journalist Ashley Reeves receives an intriguing letter he leaves his London office in the hope of reporting on an unusual species of insect - the Ganges Red. That evening he arrives on Aries Island and encounters the writer of the letter - Reginald Mather. At first Mather seems no more than an eccentric collector, happy to live in isolation on the island. But when Reeves unearths the horrific truth he finds himself thrown headlong into a macabre nightmare that quickly spirals out of control. His life is in danger . . . and Mather is not his only enemy . . . Both gruesome and compelling, chilling and page-turning, this much-anticipated thriller from Dean Vincent Carter will delight older readers.

Kissing the Hand of the Dead

It purifies the system, so they say around here, giving everyone a chance to ... worship and the use of science as religion personified by nuclear power.

Author: Wayne T. Williams

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481704922

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Dr. Wayne Williams, a Botanist and conservationist, travelled the world over a forty-year period, mostly in third world countries in Latin America, eastern Europe and central Asia, where he worked for sixteen years in international development. Dealing with the omnipresence of five bloody wars on numerous assignments as an environmental and agricultural scientist, this present volume ‘Kissing the Hand of the Dead” creates an indefatigable confidence that solutions to war and violence are possible. The answer is within a massive appreciation and defense of Nature and those around us. This action lies within the paradigm to remember and honor our ancestors, learning from their historical experience. His descriptions of the joy, humor and pathos of cultural behavior are intriguing and mysterious, leading to a new means of ending war and finding new paths to peace and security.

By the Hand of Providence

How Faith Shaped the American Revolution Rod Gragg ... works in Colonial America, outnumbering the total combined works of science, law, and history.

Author: Rod Gragg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451623529

Category: History

Page: 291

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Based on meticulous research into the correspondence and documentation of the founding fathers from the crafting of the Declaration of Independence to the signing of the peace treaty with Britain, this book sheds light on how the Judeo-Christian world view motivated America's founding fathers.

Holding Out the Hand of a Dead Relative

The Morbid Autobiographer –After Cioran It is no sign ofbenediction to have been ... believing in the certainties of science; and so you avoid the saints, ...

Author: Ron Jost


ISBN: 9780578052465

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Featuring poems that range from playful postulations of oddball future generations to ruminative speculations on our place within geologic timescales, and from the hopes of clinically depressed folks to tender appreciations of fatherhood, this unconventional debut explores our relationships with the natural world, the not-so-natural world, and the question of faith. It offers no easy comforts but strives to provide a well-earned acceptance of circumstances as they really are, without the distorting projections of human judgment.

La Science de la Main

The Science of the Hand, Or The Art of Recognising the Tendencies of the Human Mind by the Observation of the Formations of the Hands Casimir Stanislas ...

Author: Casimir Stanislas Arpentigny



Category: Hand


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The Hand of Compassion

Portraits of Moral Choice during the Holocaust Kristen Renwick Monroe ... With the Renaissance, the Age of Science, and the Enlightenment, 311 NOTES.

Author: Kristen Renwick Monroe

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400849574

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Through moving interviews with five ordinary people who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, Kristen Monroe casts new light on a question at the heart of ethics: Why do people risk their lives for strangers and what drives such moral choice? Monroe's analysis points not to traditional explanations--such as religion or reason--but to identity. The rescuers' perceptions of themselves in relation to others made their extraordinary acts spontaneous and left the rescuers no choice but to act. To turn away Jews was, for them, literally unimaginable. In the words of one German Czech rescuer, "The hand of compassion was faster than the calculus of reason." At the heart of this unusual book are interviews with the rescuers, complex human beings from all parts of the Third Reich and all walks of life: Margot, a wealthy German who saved Jews while in exile in Holland; Otto, a German living in Prague who saved more than 100 Jews and provides surprising information about the plot to kill Hitler; John, a Dutchman on the Gestapo's "Most Wanted List"; Irene, a Polish student who hid eighteen Jews in the home of the German major for whom she was keeping house; and Knud, a Danish wartime policeman who took part in the extraordinary rescue of 85 percent of his country's Jews. We listen as the rescuers themselves tell the stories of their lives and their efforts to save Jews. Monroe's analysis of these stories draws on philosophy, ethics, and political psychology to suggest why and how identity constrains our choices, both cognitively and ethically. Her work offers a powerful counterpoint to conventional arguments about rational choice and a valuable addition to the literature on ethics and moral psychology. It is a dramatic illumination of the power of identity to shape our most basic political acts, including our treatment of others. But always Monroe returns us to the rescuers, to their strong voices, reminding us that the Holocaust need not have happened and revealing the minds of the ethically exemplary as they negotiated the moral quicksand that was the Holocaust.

The Hand and the Brain

From Lucy's Thumb to the Thought-Controlled Robotic Hand Göran Lundborg ... Courtesy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) from ...

Author: Göran Lundborg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447153344

Category: Medical

Page: 197

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This book presents the human hand from an overall perspective – from the first appearance of hand-like structures in the fins of big fishes living millions of years ago to today ́s and the future’s mind-controlled artificial hands. Much focus is given to the extremely well-developed sensation of the hand, its importance and its linkage to brain plasticity mechanisms. How can active hands rapidly expand their representational area in the brain? How can the sense of touch substitute for other deficient senses, such as in Braille reading where hand sensation substitutes for missing vision? How can the mere observation of active hands, belonging to others, activate the hand area in the observer’s own brain and what is the importance of this phenomenon for learning by imitation and the understanding of other peoples’ actions, gestures and body language? Why are some of us left-handed and what are the consequences from cultural and physiological viewpoints? Why does phantom sensation and phantom pain occur after hand amputation, and what can we do about it? Why can salamanders regenerate new extremities while humans can not? Is it possible to transplant a hand from a diseased individual to an amputee? Can artificial robotic hands be controlled by our mind, and can they ever gain the role of a normal hand? What role did the hand and the brain play during evolution in tool construction and development of language and cognitive functions? The hand has a high symbolic value in religion, literature and art and our hands have a key role in gestures and body language. The Hand and the Brain is aimed at anybody with interest in life sciences, in the medical field especially hand surgeons, orthopaedic specialists, neurologists and general practitioners, and those working in rehabilitation medicine and pain treatment. The original Swedish version of The Hand and the Brain has also become very popular among physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and among a general population with an interest in science.