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 audiobook, 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.
©2014 Amir Aczel (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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"Intellectually satisfying on many levels"
Not a book to prove God.
If you are an aethiestic or theistic fanatic, you probably won't like this book (although I'd love you to prove me wrong!)
The approach of the book is mainly to counter the scientifically heretical assertions coming out of the fadish new atheist camp. Those assertions belie anti-religious sentiments which have been packaged and sold as scientifically validated truths.
If you want to understand why the new atheist arguments smell, I think you'll love this book.
If you trust science but also want to believe we are more than thinking meat stumbling around a cold meaningless unforgiving world, and feel snobbish atheism creeping in to leave room for little else, then I suspect you'll find this book is a Godsend.
I loved many aspects of this book... But I think the biggest surprise for me is the elevated perspective Amir walked me through of many of the areas I thought I already had a handle on. I thoroughly enjoyed the anthropologic story of religious evolution and the survey of mathematics, science, and history. So much fun food to chew on!
"a little over my head"
yes I will need to listen again it was a lot of information!
It was interesting I will listen to it again!
standard text book
a movie would have to be a documentary
"A bit deep in spots, but worth powering through them!"
As a scientist that was raised in the church, I have many, many questions about this topic. Yet, through all my studies, I could not let go of the "what if/perhaps" of God's existence, and embrace the atheism as so many of my colleagues. The book talks to this deep feeling and belief I have in a scientific manner, using the excuses of the new atheist movement to call to question their declarations, as well uses deep theoretical but scientific declarations to illuminate that question mark.
I am now more confident in my belief that I stated in my 6th grade class - that things are just too complex and too perfect to be a sheer happenstance.
Excellent book. The author has some exceptional points that counter the supposed iron-clad belief among people like Lawrence Krauss that science has disproved the existence of God.
A few of the chapters are a little dry, with some not adding much to the ultimate conclusion. But the analysis of nothing and infinity in the penultimate chapter alone is worth it.
I found it very compelling overall. And Grover Gardner is a marvelous narrator.
"Finally a scientist who does not overreach"
Haven't read the printed version.
A scientific mind explains carefully and methodically about the limits of science. He exposes some of the non scientific emotional responses of atheistic scientists in a scientific manner. The arguments are very well put forward and the author does not take sides, just leaves room for others.
His excellent rebuttels of neo atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris makes them look more ideological than the people they oppose.
The modern science conspiracy. You are not a scientist if you believe in a creator.
I really enjoyed this book. The author speaks like a true scientist, and is sceptic, unlike others in his field. He eloquently explains the things outside the realm of science in an age where everything is made into a science. Thumbs up. Great listen!
"God is Real"
I always prefer hard copy but I travel so audio is at times more efficient for me.
A Christian's guide to navigate in a secular world!
"Excellent meeting of faith and mind."
The narrator is excellent. Unfortunately, I heard him read <Innocents Abroad>, and I kept thinking of an absurd Mark Twain!
"I'll still reccomend this book, but..."
Another fascinating subject covered by my favorite non-fiction writer/author.Too bad the reader mispronounces a fair percentage of names and of other words. For example, I think most narrators mangle "Tycho Brahe", but this gentleman doesn't even try. He just quickly mumbles something with a "T" and a "B".Overall, his reading style is actually quite good, but there is only so much Nik-o-lay-u-us Copernicus I can handle without wanting to plug my ears.
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