It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development of science. In a sweeping historical survey that begins with ancient Greek science and proceeds through the Renaissance and Enlightenment to contemporary advances in physics and cosmology, Stenger makes a convincing case that not only is this conclusion false, but Christianity actually held back the progress of science for 1,000 years.
"Smalley Guts Another One"
On the cusp of 50, Adam Sharp has a loyal partner, earns a good income as an IT contractor and is the music-trivia expert at quiz nights. It's the lifestyle he wanted, but something's missing. Two decades ago, on the other side of the world, his part-time piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, who'd abandoned law studies to pursue her acting dream. She gave Adam a chance to make it something more than an affair - but he didn't take it.
"So many songs, so many memories"
Assistant District Attorney Erin Marsden is Serendipity's quintessential good girl. The only daughter of the ex-police chief, she has never made a misstep, content with her quiet, predictable life… or so she thinks until Cole Sanders returns to town with heated interest in his eyes and shadows in his past. After seven years of deep undercover work in New York City, Cole returns to Serendipity to help his aging father and to find his moral compass once more - not to get involved with wholesome Erin Marsden.
In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity's finest? Tired of being the easygoing daughter, always ignored in favor of her high-maintenance sister, and no longer interested in being her fiancé' s trophy wife, Nicole Farnsworth calls off her wedding. All she wants is to be herself. And where better to find her destiny than Serendipity?
Always feeling like the odd man out in his family, Michael Marsden wanted to make it on his own. So he escaped Serendipity to become an undercover cop in Manhattan, where the Marsden name wasn't known. But Michael's independence is compromised when he returns home to replace his sick father as chief of police. Back in the shadow of his family, he's as lost and restless as ever, until he's challenged by someone he never anticipated.
More than anything Summer Patterson wants a baby. What she doesn't want is a husband. Thankfully her best friend, Ryder McClain, makes the perfect sperm donor. Ryder is loyal, undeniably sexy, and the one man she trusts - the only reason she agrees to conceive their baby naturally.
More than anything, Summer Patterson wants a baby. What she doesn’t want is a husband. Thankfully, her best friend, Ryder McClain, makes the perfect sperm donor. Ryder is loyal, undeniably sexy and the one man she trusts - but when he suggests they make a baby naturally, Summer can’t deny their chemistry!