The New Old Testament

by Cary J. Stegman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/20/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781480818668
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781480818675
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781480818651

About the Book

In our age of smart phones, television and world-wide airline travel…of moon landings and rockets voyaging beyond our galaxy…of heart transplants and manipulations of viruses to cure cancer…of elegant medical images of the human body produced by magnetic fields, do we make policy decisions based on age-old superstition, ignorance and dogma or by analytic thinking based on proven fact?

Can a better world be built by planting the bad seeds of Biblical testament? The history of millennia and current events provide the answer.


Scientific method has resulted in technologies that have provided enormous benefits to humanity. Critical thinking, the essence of scientific method, not delusion, is imperative to establish policies that can help alleviate human suffering. Are we more likely to ameliorate global warming, end water shortages, conquer hunger/poverty, and cure cancer by prayer or by scientific research?

With oft-sly humor and serious ethical debate, The New Old Testament addresses the all-too-seldom asked question: Where more wisely is the nobility of the human spirit found? In religion or in science?

In this story of enlightenment through compassion and critical thinking, God becomes Man and Man becomes God, consequently creating a kinder, nobler world.

You will laugh…maybe snicker. You will cry. You will question. But most of all you will think!

About the Author

The author, Cary Stegman, born during World War II, was fascinated at an early age by science and mathematics. After receiving a Bachelor of Philosophy degree, Cary went on to medical school earning an MD degree from the University of Michigan, followed by a 40-year career as a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine physician.

During his years of medical practice, his highly technological specialty underwent an extraordinary “science-fiction-like” evolution spurred by the development of digital imaging modalities. The impact of these incredible imaging advances on healthcare was stunningly awe-inspiring! Extraordinary progress in medical basic science and medical clinical practice was also occurring simultaneously.

To Cary, the elegance of the conceptualization and the brilliant intelligent design of scientists and clinicians bringing their visions to fruition was dramatic evidence of the power of human reasoning and critical thinking. Yet Cary felt the power of critical thinking was often discounted or little recognized in society. Faith and superstition derived from supposedly divine or divinely inspired “holy” text often seemed to inhibit rational analytic thought. Concerned about the potential negative impact of bad social policies based on superstitious dogma, Cary considered how he might elucidate this barrier to wise practices. Reminded of his youthful antipathy to biblical stories, armed with his humanities background and encouraged by discussion with family and friends, he began to write his book…The New Old Testament.