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species, why we exist and how best we may order our lives and societies
within the universal scheme of things."
- Eugene D. A. Bell-Gam
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A Personal Note from the Author |
Let me first of all extend my sincere thanks to the many people who have
supported me in this intense, but rewarding project. I am also grateful for the
enthusiatic feedback I have received from readers.
Writers today are facing the same problems as music artists.
Unless a work is penned by a celebrity author or is considered trendy enough
to become an instant best-seller, it rarely attracts the attention of the
Books like Why We Exist are therefore best advertised by word-of-mouth.
I am aware that this is already happening but I would like to encourage you to
do more. Genetic engineering and nanotechnology are poised to
impose irreversible changes on every aspect of life and the environment.
We must do everything to alert ordinary people (especially the young) to the crucial
issues that are posed by the new life-altering science so they can make informed,
democratic choices. I passionately believe the best starting point is a secular
debate about life's purpose.
You can help to spread the word by:
All over the world, people are desperately searching for answers to life's big
questions outside religion. I am confident that by working together we can help
millions to make some sense of their existence and meet the challenges posed by
the tremendous changes that are taking place in our lifetime.
I am available to speak at public functions and debate the issues raised in the book.
Please contact me at
giving full details of your proposed event.
Eugene D. A. Bell-Gam
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Quote from it when discussing or writing about relevant issues.
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Contact us for copies.
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Crisis and Contradiction
Importance of the Debate
2. RELIGION ON ORIGIN
What is Religion?
Early Accounts of Origin
Common Ground with Science
3. SCIENCE ON ORIGIN
PART 1: THE UNIVERSE
What do we mean by Science?
Problems with Big-Bang
More Missing Pieces
Where is it all heading?
Common Ground with Religion
4. SCIENCE ON ORIGIN
PART 2: LIFE
Impact of Modern Genetics
Problems with Evolution
Evolution, Religion & Social Science
5. FOCUSING ON PURPOSE
Why restrict Inquiry?
Is it all a futile exercise?
Modern Design Science
6. THE SOLAR LABORATORY THEORY
An Expendable Experiment
Recording Mechanisms - Memory
Memory Consolidation and Storage
Consciousness and The Mind-Brain
7. IMPLICATIONS OF THE THEORY
The Role of Free Will
The Good-Evil Paradox
Morality and Religion
The Problem with Religion
Morality outside Religion
Chances of Intervention
9. FURTHER READING