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God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? Paperback – September 1, 2009
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"If we were to receive (as featured in Carl Sagan's novel Contact) a signal consisting of a sequence of prime numbers, we would assume it was coming from an intelligent source. No scientist would ever dream of objecting that postulating intelligent origin for the sequence was not an explanation since it would be tantamount to explaining the sequence in terms of something more complex than the sequence itself."
In other words, why would we be willing to say that such information coming from space is likely to have an intelligent source, but not say the same about life on Earth? Even the simplest lifeforms on Earth are far more complex and information-heavy than a hypothetical space signal, yet we're hesitant to say that there could be any intelligence responsible for creating the former.
Lennox lost me in a few places though. For example, he uses the inductivist turkey argument to say we shouldn't rule out the possibility of miracles:
"Just because the sun has been observed to rise in the morning for thousands of years, it does not mean that we can be sure that it will rise tomorrow... [likewise, Hume] couldn't be sure that a dead man will not rise up tomorrow. That being so he cannot rule out a miracle."
This would seem to suggest that we should give the same credence to the possibility of resurrection as to the possibility of the sun rising tomorrow, which is just silly. Surely you have to factor in the likelihood of things. The sun rising tomorrow is a lot more likely than a dead man doing the same. Seems to me that if you want to say miracles are possible, you also have to say that Leprechauns and celestial teapots are possible. Where do you draw the line?
Lennox also writes that the resurrection is "the supreme evidence for the truth of the Christian worldview", but I don't see how you can call that evidence. Do we have anything more to go on than the Bible? And why does Lennox choose to believe in the Christian miracles but presumably not the miracles of other religions, such as those described in the Koran?
Overall though, a very thought-provoking read and I recommend it to any atheist-leaning person to help battle-test their beliefs.
A very original thinker and a good communicator, I would recommend this book for everyone who has read Richard Dawkins yet lacks the formal education to attack atheism head-on with solid facts and brilliant arguments.
Very readable and accessible to the general public.
It was a real breath of fresh air from what we hear and read in the media that science has the answers and belief in God is unscientific. But, I believe Dr. Lennox has shown clearly that this is not so and that there are many prominent scientist who are believers. And, it is not wrong to believe that there is actually an abundance of science that points more to a creator. The sections on DNA are extremely persuasive and conclusive.
I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone!
From what I have been able to understand, it has good information; but, more power to you in trying to decipher it. I would give it more stars if it were a little more reader friendly.