Playing God: Science, religion and the future of humanity, by Nick Spencer & Hannah Waite

Authors: Nick Spencer & Hannah Waite. Review by Simon Webb

'Playing God begins with a walk in the park...the walkers were Albert Einstein and the Belgian scientist Georges Lemaître.' | Photo: Book title of Playing God: Science, religion and the future of humanity, by Nick Spencer & Hannah Waite

Playing God begins with a walk in the park. The walk took place in Brussels in 1927; the walkers were Albert Einstein and the Belgian scientist Georges Lemaître. The pair discussed Lemaître’s discovery that the way galaxies move in the night sky could be explained if we accept that they are moving out from a central point. Georges’ idea ultimately fed into the Big Bang theory.

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