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June 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Xavier L. Suarez
- June 8, 2018
- 6:00 pm
- Books & Books in Coral Gables
- 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
The supposed tension between religion and science is explored in this book in a most anecdotal and refreshing way. From the beginning, the author, Xavier L. Suarez, makes no assumptions about the existence of God, or the nature of God, if he/she/it exists. Instead, Suarez engages the reader in an objective discussion of what empirical and social science says about the likelihood of an infinite big banger or first cause who propelled the universe about fourteen billion years ago, endowing it with matter, space-time, and order. Moving very quickly from astrophysics to history, psychology and sociology, Suarez looks at the God theory in a most entertaining way. Questions like why bad things happen to good people? and whether our species is just a more intelligent edition of animals are tackled in a conversational style that is readable and even fun. In the end, the author concludes that the God theory is quite consistent with the latest discoveries of science.
About the Author:
Xavier L. Suarez was elected to serve on the Miami-Dade County Commission as District 7 Commissioner on May 24, 2011. He represents numerous municipalities including the City of Miami, the Village of Key Biscayne, the City of Coral Gables, the City of South Miami, the Village of Pinecrest, as well as areas of unincorporated Miami-Dade County.
Suarez was elected Mayor of the City of Miami in 1985 and subsequently re-elected in 1987 and 1989. During his tenure, he worked diligently towards the construction of affordable housing, prioritized community neighborhood improvements and received national praise for his effective handling of civil disturbances.
Commissioner Suarez attended Villanova University on a Presidential Scholarship where he earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Mechanical Engineering in 1971. Subsequently, in 1975, he received joint degrees: a Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He published a law review article on congressional immunities and performed a consulting study for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the issue of performance standards for new sources of pollution.
As a County Commissioner, Suarez strongly advocates for the expansion of affordable mass transportation and is the Vice Chairman of the Housing and Social Services Committee. He also serves on the Infrastructure and Utilities Committee and the Government Operations Committee.