August 2, 2011

God And Stephen Hawking by John C. Lennox

God and Stephen Hawking:  Whose Design is it Anyway?  is a philosophical approach to counter the "there is no god" scientific thought.

Author, John Lennox takes a few key issues in Stephen Hawking's thesis and explains them with a philosophical approach.  He counters all that the scientific athiest's claim that the world could only have been created through science, physics and mathematical principles.  The scientists involved with this theory claim that God is a myth brought about by pagan and heathen cultures in order to tame the masses.

Such questions as why is there something rather than nothing, why do we exist, how does the universe behave are among a few of the Hawking's hypothesis that are explained in this book.  The author shares his vision and concepts with the reader, answering with his own mathematical basis as comparison.  The arguments shared and explored are many each of us has thought about over the course of history.

Many insights and examples via historical figures such as Hesoid, Isaac Newton, Galileo, Kepler to name a few are shared with the reader.  Their scientific hypothesis and philosophies are shared with the reader to further strengthen the thought that God does exist, something cannot be created from nothing, for even with nothing, it is something.

This is a very intellectual read.  It is small and concise but heavily loaded with scientific explanations and accounts.  If you've read Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time" or "The Grand Design", then you will understand the principles involved with this thesis. 

The explanations given are sound and justified, backed with important examples via history and science.  John Lennox is a mathematician himself and you can feel this as you read his logic concerning God and the Universe.  He shows us that Gods existence is more than probable and sets his writing with many fine examples.

Lennox believes that science and history are not the only sources to prove God's existence, all one needs to do is look around themselves and come to their own conclusions.  All aspects and thoughts of God are based on personal experience and only the individual can truly decide what it is they believe to be true.

I would suggest this book for anyone with questions about God's theology and existence.  I would also recommend this for anyone who wishes to read an intelligent book about science, God, history and philosophy.

SYNOPSIS:
It certainly is a grandiose claim to have banished God. With such a lot at stake we surely need to ask Hawking to produce evidence to establish his claim. Do his arguments really stand up to close scrutiny? I think we have a right to know. The Grand Design, by eminent scientist Stephen Hawking, is the latest blockbusting contribution to the New Atheist debate, and claims that the laws of physics themselves brought the Universe into being, rather than God. In this swift and forthright reply, John Lennox, Oxford mathematician and author of God's Undertaker, takes a closer look at Hawking's logic. In lively, layman's terms, Lennox guides us through the key points in Hawking's arguments - with clear explanations of the latest scientific and philosophical methods and theories - and demonstrates that far from disproving a Creator God, they make his existence seem all the more probable.

 ** Disclosure: I did not accept any compensation from the sponsors other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!! **


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