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Does Mathematics Point to God?: Vignettes from an ex-Atheist Scientist (God & Science Book 7) Kindle Edition
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Later in the book, Kinson makes the case that mathematics proves that abiogenesis is impossible, and he talks about The Big Bang and The Fine-Tuning of the universe in this book as well. What I like most about this section of the book is that Kinson shows the various absurdities that arise from the atheist's response to the fine-tuning argument (i.e the infinite universe hypothesis). Kinson effectively demonstrates how, if the atheists are right that an infinite number of universes exist, you would have to affirm a large number of insane things since, although they are statistically impossible, are nevertheless physically possible and so would occur in various universes throughout the world ensemble. If you have an infinite number of universe, the math shows that such worlds would exist. And moreover, the atheist would have no grounds to deny that we aren't in one of those crazy worlds. Kinson puts forth the most effective dismantilzation of the ad-hoc multiverse theory that I've come across thus far. This alone is worth buying the book.
Later in the book, Kinson shows the statistical impossibility of the evolution of intelligent life. Kinson concludes that evolution, therefore, must be false, but I would agree with philosoper Kirk MacGregor that this could just show that macro evolution is false on the atheist's worldview, not that evolution of intelligent life, therefore, didn't occur at all. If God exists and has middle knowledge, so long as the macro evolution of intelligent life is physically possible, God could choose to employ that middle knowledge to actualize a possible world where all of the stochastic processes necessary to produce intelligent beings do occur, against all the odds. So, Kinson's data would lead us to conclude that either (A) Special Creation is true, or (B) A Molinist brand of Theistic Evolution is true. Neither horns of this mathematical dilemma leave room for atheism.
Which of these options you take will depend on whether the evidence for common descent is adequate.
This book rightfully earns a 4-star rating.