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- Publication Date: August 19, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01KPSF88A
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Does Beauty Point to God?: An investigation by an Ex-Atheist Scientist (God & Science Book 8) Kindle Edition
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1: If God does not exist, objective beauty would not exist (and at the very least, human beings wouldn't have evolved with the ability to recognize it).
2: Objective beauty does exist (and humans have the ability to recognize it).
3: Therefore, God exists.
This is a logically valid syllogism, the only question is whether its premises are true. Kinson does an excellent job in this work of giving us good reasons to think 1 and 2 are both true, thus leaving the conclusion logically inescapable. I was very glad to have gotten this book as The Argument From Beauty is one of the few natural theology arguments I wasn't well versed in, however, I knew the argument existed from allusions to it in other apologetics books I had read.
The book does a great job defending this argument in its various chapters. My only complaint is that once you get to the part where Kinson starts listing various examples of non-sexual beauty, the book gets extremely repetitive. I think he could have grouped the beauty of nebulae, novae, galaxies, the moon, sunsets, lakes, etc. into one chapter and then made his point once rather than repeating it over and over after examining each cosmic piece of art individually. Moreover, I think these portions of the book would have been better if Kinson had actually put the pictures in the book itself. Instead, he gives you links to websites where you can view the cosmic art pieces. While I understand that some images are copyrighted and therefore you need to obtain permission to use them, there are many places that host public domain images that anyone can use freely. These two flaws knock off 2 stars and has me place it with a 3 star rating.
Overall, I think this is a book that is worthy to obtain a place in your Kindle.