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God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway? Paperback – September 1, 2011
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"[God and Stephen Hawking] certainly deserves to win the 'Award of Merit' in the '2012 Christianity Today Books Awards.'" —Arn.org
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also see The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom
or Truth, Knowledge and the Reason for God: The Defense of the Rational Assurance of Christianity
In his book called 'The Grand Design' Mr. Hawking states: 'Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.' and another gem: "One can't prove that God doesn't exist, but science makes God unnecessary."
Well, I must say I was only too happy to read John C. Lennox's answer in 'God and Stephen Hawking: Whose design is it anyway?'. I imagine my grandmother would have a thing or two to say also to Mr. Stephen Hawking...Something such as 'If I am wrong in believing there is a God, then I have lost nothing. However if I am right, and you are wrong, then you have lost everything.'
Hawkins has absolutely no proof of what he calls the 'M' theory which John C. Lennox describes in a much more understandable manner in chapter two of his book. According to Hawking, the 'M' theory (his chosen candidate for a final unifying theory of physics) predicts a great many universes were created out of nothing. But how can something be made out of nothing?
John C. Lennox discusses this and other arguments made by Hawking, presenting both sides of these latest scientific and philosophical methods and theories in a concise and intelligent format yet easy to follow for anyone interested. I admit I know next to nothing of Quantum physics.Read more ›
Like Lawrence Krauss, Hawking (and Mlodinow) claim that the universe created itself from nothing -- Lennox shows that their definition of "nothing" is not really nothing at all.
But worse for Hawking (and Mlodinow), Lennox shows that "the main conclusion of the [Hawking and Mlodnow] book turns out not simply to be a self-contradiction, which would be disaster enough, but to be a triple self-contradiction."
So Lennox's critique of Hawking and Mlodinow's book is a lot like William Lane Craig's critique of Richard Dawkins' "God Delusion" book. In both cases, the **very central theses** of these atheist-promoting books are devastatingly flawed.
I guess this is what happens when ideology is mixed with ignorance of another's discipline, and the fame and fortune of book sales.
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Can science really answer the deepest questions humans ask? John C. Lennox does not seem to think science can and I'd have to agree with him. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Rebecca of Amazon
One do the most compelling statements in this book by Lennox is Hawking's statement that philosophy is dead and of no help. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Thabu
Lennox writes simple enough and clearly yet shows his scholarship is equal to Hawking.Published 9 days ago by Keith Sarver
John Lennox drives home a great message of faith and science.Published 1 month ago by shirl parsons
In his usual manner, Dr. John Lennox argues respectfully, but effectively, against bad logic. Also as usual, he does do disarmingly and humorously - as though it is more important... Read morePublished 1 month ago by aaron d. garrett
Great read! Lots of research when reading to understand Author. He is very smart!Published 1 month ago by Mike