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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
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.
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 ›
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Great little well written book that makes a great case for God and creation. I read in one sitting and will probably read again. I need to brush up again.Published 23 days ago by Hip teacher
This was a fairly good light read. I had a bit of a hard time following some of the terms used but it's not too difficult and I'd recommend it to anyone seeking questions. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Erich Christian
So tired of all this Athiest rhetoric! John Lennox is brilliant in his response to Stephen Hawking. I immediately down loaded Gods Undertaker, his latest book in his quest to show... Read morePublished 2 months ago by John T Stewart
Masterful. Lennox shows the traps that even a brilliant mind can fall into when it disavows any insight (philosophy the case in point) that is outside that mind's field of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bibliophile
If philosophy is dead (Hawkins) .... so too are the arguments against Theology and what then ? Worth the read; enjoyable and challenging.Published 2 months ago by H. Mckee