God, The Failed Hypothesis – How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist
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In the paperback's afterword, Victor Stenger addresses criticisms of his New York Times bestselling first edition.
Throughout history, arguments for and against the existence of God have been largely confined to philosophy and theology. In the meantime, science has sat on the sidelines and quietly watched this game of words march up and down the field. Despite the fact that science has revolutionized every aspect of human life and greatly clarified our understanding of the world, somehow the notion has arisen that it has nothing to say about the possibility of a supreme being, which much of humanity worships as the source of all reality.
Physicist Victor J. Stenger contends that, if God exists, some evidence for this existence should be detectable by scientific means, especially considering the central role that God is alleged to play in the operation of the universe and the lives of humans. Treating the traditional God concept, as conventionally presented in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions, like any other scientific hypothesis, Stenger examines all of the claims made for God's existence.
He considers the latest Intelligent Design arguments as evidence of God's influence in biology. He looks at human behavior for evidence of immaterial souls and the possible effects of prayer. He discusses the findings of physics and astronomy in weighing the suggestions that the universe is the work of a creator and that humans are God's special creation.
After evaluating all the scientific evidence, Stenger concludes that beyond a reasonable doubt the universe and life appear exactly as we might expect if there were no God.
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3 Stars paco
Unfortunately this book will do nothing to convince the believers, their belief is not based upon any scientific evidence and for the unbelievers, who have no need of science to demonstrate how irrational the God hypothesis is, they do not require this book to further convince them. Having said that, whilst the book fails in its primary purpose, the science is interesting.
5 Stars God: The Failed Hypothesis. How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist God: The Failed Hypothesis. How Science Shows That God Do
This book offers you access to knowledge and reason which facilitate the understanding of the dynamics of an integral universe; both to scientists and non-scientists alike. It is a book that will coach you to think for yourself.
5 Stars God need not apply!
When French mathematician and astronomer Pierre Laplace was asked why his new book on astronomy made no mention of God, he is said to have replied, "Je n'avais pas besoin de cette hypoth