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The First Scientific Proof of God:: Reveals God's Intelligent Design and a Modern Creation Theory Paperback – June 19, 2006


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (June 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1425932800
  • ISBN-13: 978-1425932800
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,642,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The author was born in Pine Grove, PA on June 26, 1929. He is a scientist from Johns Hopkins University. In the field of research and development for over 40 years, his career has been divided almost equally between hard science and soft science. His hard science research began in the 1950s in the field of telemetry on the development of Cold War rockets. After the launch of Sputnik satellite by the Soviet Union, he worked on the Vanguard rocket, the initial U.S. response to the Sputnik. In 1960s, he applied telemetry to the Titan rocket on the moon landing project and Gemini, the first manned U.S. spacecraft to orbit the earth by John Glenn. As a national leader in the field of radio telemetry, his development of microelectronics for the field of telemetry caused the US electronics industry to shift from analog into digital technologies. This shift led to the development of the personal computer and many other digital electronic devices. His soft science research began in 1970 when he became a research manager on the crime problem in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC. He applied high technologies, computers, new forensic sciences, and new police management techniques to police work. He developed the first community policing techniques and developed the bullet-proof vest that all police wear today. His personal study eventually led to a new theory of crime - that all crime originates in the human mind. After retirement, his research confirmed this crime theory. His continued research was robust leading to his proof of the existence of God and solutions to many human, theological, religious, political, and social problems. The benefit of his two-fold research career is shown in this book.

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Dauby Bask on May 20, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This must be one of the strangest books I have ever read - and one of the worst. Although I don't hold a belief in any deity, alleged proofs of the existence of the Christian God have always interested me because they are at least a rational, philosophical attempt at explaining the supernatural. Some of these proofs have been rather sophisticated, like Aquinas' cosmological argument, while others fail to meet even the lowest standard of logic. Needless to say, Mr. Shollenberger's book falls in the latter category.

Unlike what one might have expected, his book doesn't contain a long series of arguments which towards the last few chapters lead up to only one possible conclusion: God exists. Quite the contrary, the First Scientific Proof of God (for some reason Mr. Shollenberger always capitalizes these words) is already delivered on page 6 (Part I, Chapter 1) and is very short:

"Using the symbols, finite and infinite, God's existence can be expressed with the following statement: all finite things are originated by an infinite thing. This statement contains sense-data which means 'all finite things.' And, this sense-data is explained by the theory -- all finite things are originated by an infinite thing. God's existence is proven if God is that infinite thing. This data and theory satisfy the two-step method of proof known as the scientific method of proof. The proof that God is that infinite thing uses the dictionary definition of the symbols, finite and infinite, and rejects the use of the mathematical indefinite in determining the meaning of the infinite in the above statement."

The density of non-sequiturs is so high and the assertions are so outlandish as to boggle the mind. Why would all finite things have to be originated by an infinite thing?
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Feijoo on June 2, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli once said that certain theories or theses are so unclearly presented as to be untestable or unevaluatable, and thus not properly belonging within the realm of science, even though posing as such. They are worse than wrong because they can not be proven wrong. Famously, he once said of such an unclear paper: "It is not even wrong." (source: wikipedia)

The First Scientific Proof of God fits this description perfectly: while citing the names of numerous real scientists and philosophers, George Shollenberger manages to break the record of the number of non-sequiturs per page and to present it as a proof of the existence of God.

So be warned: this book lacks everything that is commonly considered to be essential to any proof: logic, scientific rigor and common sense.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By bookjunky on July 22, 2006
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This is badly-written pseudoscience composed with a complete disdain for the scientific process. No peer reviews of this work exist. The "proof" consists of assertion piled upon assertion with no actual scientific process to back it up, relying instead on ancient philosophers and the Bible. Even creationists and Christians would have to find this "support" embarrassing. Don't waste your money on this.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. Casador on June 28, 2007
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I found this book has a paucity of anything scientific. It lacks any scientific evidence, supporting data, let alone PROOF of anything. It appears the he takes notable names from the past scientific community and long dead philosophers and mixes there theories and ideas up with Christian Bible passages to produce a body of knowledge that lacks any reasoning.

I would not recommend this book to anyone. You would have better luck attempting to prove any gods existence staring directly into the sun.
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4 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Stephen P. Smith on August 23, 2009
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Shollenberger (page 69) summarizes his proof: "In my proof of God`s existence, I use the finitude of any thing in the universe. Then, I negate finite to produce not-finite, which is an attribute of God. Today, not-finite is expressed as infinite. If finite is possitive, infinite is not a reality unless it is an attribute of a thing. This thing is God."

Here is what Shollenberger is saying: What emerged from the apparent singularity (the "big bang," or our birth) brought with it the unfolding of vast amounts of plurality. One may agree with Shollenberger that the vast plurality is left unexplained by the initial singularity so caricatured as something finite. The vast plurality shows signs of orderliness, indicative of a unifying presence (even infinite presence). The Many are found connected to the One, but this is now at the level of "number-symbols" or "word-symbols" that Shollenberger writes about.

In the beginning was the word, and the word has become flesh! The issues of evolution, and God`s creation, are apparent in our ability to understand and express words. Shollenberger is keen to pick up on this connection. He tells us that a 1920 linguistic discovery says that sense-data are primarily symbolic. Shollenberger (page 8) writes, "the meaning of symbols must be precise to express truths." He (page 39) writes, "the significance of symbols is that reality can be conceived by us only imperfectly.... When one uses symbols, facts are never theory neutral. This is why a newspaper reporter cannot report pure facts. The facts in a news report are never independent of the theories and beliefs of the reporter."

Sense-data can only be subjected to interpretation, and to sense something involves the mystery of awareness and this synthesis cannot be undone.
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