Why Science Does Not Disprove God

Harper Collins, 15 apr. 2014 - 304 pagina's
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The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.

A highly publicized coterie of scientists and thinkers, including Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens, and Lawrence Krauss, have vehemently contended that breakthroughs in modern science have disproven the existence of God, asserting that we must accept that the creation of the universe came out of nothing, that religion is evil, that evolution fully explains the dazzling complexity of life, and more. In this much-needed book, science journalist Amir Aczel profoundly disagrees and conclusively demonstrates that science has not, as yet, provided any definitive proof refuting the existence of God.

Why Science Does Not Disprove God is his brilliant and incisive analyses of the theories and findings of such titans as Albert Einstein, Roger Penrose, Alan Guth, and Charles Darwin, all of whose major breakthroughs leave open the possibility— and even the strong likelihood—of a Creator. Bolstering his argument, Aczel lucidly discourses on arcane aspects of physics to reveal how quantum theory, the anthropic principle, the fine-tuned dance of protons and quarks, the existence of anti-matter and the theory of parallel universes, also fail to disprove God.


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Gebruikersrecensie  - bness2 - LibraryThing

Well written and many good arguments for why science will likely never be able to prove God does not exist. Digs deeply into issues such as the Big Bang, the anthropic principle and the multiverse. As ... Volledige review lezen

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I'd read this book again. A refreshing, at times, look at the biases brought to the discussion of God's existence. Nice to have a different take on the God question from one involved in science and mathematics. I'd start with the conclusion and then go to the beginning for the best read. Volledige review lezen


Dedication Introduction
The Birth of the New Atheism
The Coevolution of Very Early Science and Religion
Why Archaeology Does Not Disprove the Bible
The Revolt of Science
TheTriumphs of Science in the Nineteenth Century
Einstein God and the Big Bang
God andthe Quantum 7 The Universe from Nothing Deception
Mathematics Probability and
Catastrophes Chaos and the Limits of Human Knowledge
Between God and the Anthropic Principle
The Limits of Evolution
Art Symbolic Thinking and the Invisible Boundary
Whythe Scientific Argument for Atheism Fails

And on the Eighth Day God Created the Multiverse

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Over de auteur (2014)

Amir D. Aczel, Ph.D., is the author of the international bestseller Fermat's Last Theorem, which has been published in twenty-eight languages. A past recipient of a Sloan Foundation grant and a Guggenheim fellowship, Aczel was a visiting scholar at Harvard University from 2005 to 2007 and is currently a research fellow in the history of science at Boston University. He is a regular contributor to Discover magazine.

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