Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

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December 2001

Volume 950 Cosmic Questions

Pages ix–xii, 1–319

  1. Frontmatter

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
    1. Preface (pages ix–xii)

      JAMES B. MILLER

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02122.x

  2. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
    1. Cosmic Questions : An Introduction (pages 1–16)

      JOEL R. PRIMACK and NANCY ELLEN ABRAMS

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02123.x

  3. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
    1. The Big Bang as Scientific Fact (pages 39–53)

      S. M. FABER

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02126.x

    2. A Recipe for Primordial Soup (pages 54–65)

      EDWARD (ROCKY) KOLB

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02127.x

  4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
    1. Eternal Inflation (pages 66–82)

      ALAN H. GUTH

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02128.x

  5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
  6. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
  7. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
    1. The Meaning of “Design” (pages 128–138)

      JOHN LESLIE

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02132.x

    2. Cosmology, Life, and the Anthropic Principle (pages 139–153)

      JOHN D. BARROW

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02133.x

  8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
    1. A Universe with No Designer (pages 169–174)

      STEVEN WEINBERG

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02135.x

    2. Understanding the Universe (pages 175–182)

      JOHN POLKINGHORNE

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02136.x

  9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
    1. Is the Universe Designed? Yes and No (pages 191–205)

      DAVID RAY GRIFFIN

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02138.x

    2. Cosmic Design from a Buddhist Perspective (pages 206–214)

      TRINH XUAN THUAN

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02139.x

  10. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
    1. What is SETI? (pages 269–275)

      JILL TARTER

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02144.x

  11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
    1. Extraterrestrial Intelligence? Not Likely (pages 276–288)

      IRVEN DeVORE

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02145.x

    2. The Outlook for Cosmic Company (pages 289–295)

      SETH SHOSTAK

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02146.x

  12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
  13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword

    1. Top of page
    2. Frontmatter
    3. Cosmic Questions: Cosmic Questions: An Introduction
    4. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? The Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Background
    5. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Before the Beginning: A Debate
    6. Cosmic Questions: Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    7. Part I. Did the Universe Have a Beginning? Does It Matter Religiously?
    8. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Cosmic Evolution and Design
    9. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Is the Universe Designed?
    10. Cosmic Questions: Part II. Was the Universe Designed? Religious Reflections on Design
    11. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Life in the Universe
    12. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Debate
    13. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Theological Reflection
    14. Cosmic Questions: Part III. Are We Alone? Afterword
    1. Annotated Bibliography (pages 311–319)

      Article first published online: 25 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02149.x

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