The First Principles: A Scientist’s Guide to the Spiritual
by Dr. John J. Petrovic
From the Publisher:
The First Principles: A Scientist’s Guide to the Spiritual, by John Joseph Petrovic, offers a rare and invaluable perspective on the philosophy of science, spirituality, and the ever increasing, blurred boundary between the two. Petrovic grapples with big ideas and weighty concepts, but brings them down to earth in the form of three basic axioms, elegant in their simplicity, and profound in their implications. The First Principles: A Scientist’s Guide to the Spiritual does not take a purely intellectual approach to science and spirituality, far from it. Petrovic expands his well formed and scrupulously shaped arguments into a personal and actionable philosophy, that if applied to daily life, can deepen one’s personal relationship with the “Wholeness” that so many call God. Told with compassion and written with the non-scientist in mind, The First Principles: A Scientist’s Guide to the Spiritual teaches a new way to understand the beauty and elegance of science and spirituality.
About the Author:
Dr. John J. Petrovic is a scientific consultant and retired Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He obtained his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Case Western Reserve University. During his thirty-year tenure at Los Alamos, he held numerous positions in the Physical Metallurgy, Materials Processing, Ceramics, and Materials Structure-Property groups. Prior to joining Los Alamos, he spent three years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a Materials Scientist/Air Force Officer. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and a Fellow of the American Society for Materials International. He has published two hundred scientific papers and holds eleven U.S. patents. Dr. Petrovic married his wife, Blanche, in 1975 and they have one daughter, Michelle.
• Paperback: 366 pages
• Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (October 7, 2008)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1439204713
• ISBN-13: 978-1439204719