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Searching For The 'Fingerprints Of God'

Dec 17, 2009 (Talk of the Nation)

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In her new book, Fingerprints of God, NPR religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty investigates the intersection of science and faith. She researched everything from the brain functions of Buddhist monks, to the effectiveness of prayer to heal the sick.

She says that after talking countless scientists, she found that science cannot prove or disprove the existence of God, but that science is "entirely consistent" with God.

"It all depends on how you define 'God'," she writes. "... If you see God in the breathtaking complexity of our brains, as the architect of our bodies and our minds who planted the question Is there more? — well, science has room for that kind of God."

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