The Resource Dynamic Secularization : Information Technology and the Tension Between Religion and Science, by William Sims Bainbridge, (electronic resource)

Dynamic Secularization : Information Technology and the Tension Between Religion and Science, by William Sims Bainbridge, (electronic resource)

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Dynamic Secularization : Information Technology and the Tension Between Religion and Science
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Dynamic Secularization
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Information Technology and the Tension Between Religion and Science
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by William Sims Bainbridge
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eng
Summary
This book discusses secularization, arguing that it may be more complex and significant than is generally recognized. Using a number of online exploration methods, the author provides insights into how religion may be changing, and how information technology might be energized in this process. Working from the premise that the relationship between science and religion is complex, the author demonstrates that while science has contradicted some specific religious beliefs, science itself may have been facilitated by beliefs formed many centuries ago. Science assists engineers in the development of powerful new technologies, and asserts that the universe is based on a set of fundamental principles that can be understood by humans through the assistance of mathematics. The challenging ideas discussed will benefit readers through sharing a variety of Internet-based research methods and cultural discoveries. The book provides a balance between quantitative methods, illustrated by 24 tables of statistics, and qualitative methods, illustrated by 30 screenshots of computer-generated virtual worlds. Analysis interweaves with description, creating a sense of involvement in the experience of exploring online realities at the same time as radical insights are shared.
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Bainbridge, William Sims
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0
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QA76.9.C66
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non fiction
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  • Computer science
  • Religion and sociology
  • Data mining
  • Computers and civilization
  • Mass media
  • Communication
  • Social sciences in mass media
  • Computer Science
  • Computers and Society
  • Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Media Sociology
  • Social Aspects of Religion
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Dynamic Secularization : Information Technology and the Tension Between Religion and Science, by William Sims Bainbridge, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Fragmentation: Online Evidence about Religious Innovation -- Humanization: The Crash or Reboot of Social Psychology -- Paganization: The Virtual Revival of a Cult Online -- Residualism: Online Survival of Rejected Religions -- Jediism: The Most Popular Online Virtual Religion -- Pessimism: Critiques of Religion and Technology in the Fallout Games -- Optimism: Religious Diversity in the WildStar Massively Multiplayer Online Game -- Transhumanism: An Online Network of Technoprogressive Quasi-Religions -- Transcendence: Virtual Artificial Intelligence
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unknown
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VIII, 268 p. 27 illus., 25 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783319565026
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-3-319-56502-6
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-56502-6
Label
Dynamic Secularization : Information Technology and the Tension Between Religion and Science, by William Sims Bainbridge, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fragmentation: Online Evidence about Religious Innovation -- Humanization: The Crash or Reboot of Social Psychology -- Paganization: The Virtual Revival of a Cult Online -- Residualism: Online Survival of Rejected Religions -- Jediism: The Most Popular Online Virtual Religion -- Pessimism: Critiques of Religion and Technology in the Fallout Games -- Optimism: Religious Diversity in the WildStar Massively Multiplayer Online Game -- Transhumanism: An Online Network of Technoprogressive Quasi-Religions -- Transcendence: Virtual Artificial Intelligence
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
VIII, 268 p. 27 illus., 25 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319565026
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-56502-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-56502-6

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