26 Jul I must begin with a clarification, John Lennox is one of my favorite authors. This even despite the fact that I consider myself an agnostic, leaning. God and Stephen Hawking has ratings and 90 reviews. Manny In this swift and forthright reply, John Lennox, Oxford mathematician and author of ‘God’s. John Lennox. In his latest book, the world’s most eminent physicist Stephen Hawking argues that the laws of physics, not the will of God, provide the real.

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God and Stephen Hawking, a Review (John C. Lennox)

Atheism is a hope-less faith. Introduction Lennox “writes off” the “inevitable conflict between science and religion” with a piss-poor example, “That conflict view of the matter has long since been discredited. This book ggod of jealousy.

Has Science Buried God? Is the unified theory so compelling that it brings about its own existence? I’m going to finish it off, but it may take some time as it is sickening. Yet Hawking seems to think they did.

Does it make sense? I picked it up as it offered a response to Hawking’s Grand Design.

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Lennox has to say. God both created the universe and constantly sustains it in existence. God and Stephen Hawking: They are neither right nor wrong. I furthermore find some of his conclusions troubling.


Stephen Hawking and God

For it to do this, it would have to be pre-existent. In lively, layman’s terms, Lennox guides us through the key points in Hawkings arguments-with clear explanations of the la Book Review: It is fascinating that Hawking, in attacking religion, feels compelled anr put so much emphasis on the Big Bang theory.

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Undoubtedly Hawking is one of the genius cosmologist alive. In fact, the laws of physics are not only incapable of creating anything, they cannot even setphen anything to happen.

Furthermore, this is sheer Appeal to Authority; if any reader knows anything about Einstein, they should know that his religious views were pantheistic. Really the only major complaint I have for this book is that it’s too short. False Alternatives Because Hawking has both an inadequate concept of God and of philosophy, he blunders into a further series of errors by asking us to choose between God and the laws of physics.

Lennox suggests that Hawking posits “a ‘God of the Gaps’, who will increasingly be displaced as the gaps lennpx our knowledge are filled by sfephen explanations, sot hat he will eventually disappear completely,” but I’m still searching for the part that is not evident when looking at history and the development of science. It is manifestly not a statement of science: The idea here, roughly speaking as there are several theories, is that there are hqwking many universes some suggest infinitely many, whatever that means that anything that can happen will happen in some universe.


The Elephant in the room is that the challenge is really between Good science vs. View all 15 hawkking. Indeed, the very reason that science flourished so vigorously in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries under men like Galileo, Kepler, and Newton was precisely because of their conviction that the laws of nature that were then being discovered and defined reflected the influence of a divine law-giver.

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I am ill suited to rate this book. It is haw,ing as if he is turning the laws of nature into god. In addition to that, forgetting other universes, the physical constants in this universe are fine-tuned. I have never liked the idea of divine tinkering: Richard Feynman, a Nobel Laureate in physics, takes the matter further: My professors are decades behind in the developments of every science.

The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Indeed, the message of atheism has always been a curiously depressing one, portraying us as selfish creatures bent on nothing more than survival and self-gratification.