Robots Land at Manchester Airport

by Lester Barr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/16/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781477222485
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781477222492

About the Book

This is a story about intelligent robots, a friendly alien, and their adventures at Manchester Airport. Then there is a twist at the end. It has an optional extra chapter, “The Science behind the Story”. This asks questions like these: Could robots eventually become conscious? What exactly is the difference between a robot and a human? Do the discoveries of science mean that there can’t possibly be a God? This book can be enjoyed at two levels – as a children’s story or as a thoughtful but light-hearted contribution to the debate around science, atheism, and faith. We hope you enjoy them both.

About the Author

Lester Barr and Daniel Newton both live near Manchester Airport in England. Lester is a surgeon and cancer specialist at the University Hospital of South Manchester and Christie Hospital, Manchester. His research interests are breast cancer prevention and cancer genetics. He has a particular interest in the relationship between science, atheism, and faith and hopes that this book will be a thoughtful but light-hearted contribution to that debate. The story is original, but the science, philosophy, and theological thinking contained with the optional extra chapter at the end are influenced by the following scientists whose works the author would recommend to anyone who wishes to study the issues in more depth: Denis Alexander, John Avise, Sam Berry, Francis Collins, Simon Conway-Morris, Darrell Falk, Keith Fox, Stephen Meyer, and John Polkinghorne. The author also recommends words from the following theologians: John Haught, Alastair McGrath, and Keith Ward. Royalties from the sale of this book will go to the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal.