Chapter 1

The dilemma


Chapter 2

The training



     Culture and Science

     Science and related professional areas



      Laws of nature

     Newton and classical physics

     Einstein and the theory of relativity

     Quantum physics or the world in the atomic scale


Cosmology and the origin of the world

     Hawking and the Big Bang

     Hoyle and the steady-state theory

     The origin of the Earth



     Cuvier and theory of catastrophes

     Lyell and Actualism

     Wegener and Plate Tectonics

     Alvarez, the iridium anomaly and the death of the dinosaurs


The Origin of Life


     The primordial soup and the basic building blocks of life

     Comets and black smokers

     Proteins and cells

     Huxley and a living organism considered as a machine

     No machine?


The evolution






The permissible range of solutions


Out of range


     Religion and Science


     Velikovsky on a collision course

     Von Däniken and the aliens

     Sitchin and the Annunaki

     Hoyle and the evolution from space

     Sheldrake and the morphogenetic field

     Dembsky, Behe and Intelligent Design

     Henderson and the Flying Spaghetti Monster


Chapter 3 



     The preparation

     The experiment


     The second experiment or the art to discuss properly



          Evaluation of the brainstorming

          Ways to find the truth

          Propositional logic

          Predicate logic


Science put to the test


     Formal sciences today

      Physics in the acceptance test

     Cosmology between theory and hypothesis

     Geology examined

     The origin of life under examination

     Evolution in cross-examination


Lesson learned


Probabilities as a tool for evaluation?


What the blind watchmaker did not see


The second extension of the range of permissible solutions


     Matter, spirit and mind

     Spirit, mind and evolution

     Freedom of Thought