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Return of the God hypothesis : three scientific discoveries that reveal the mind behind the universe

Meyer, Stephen C. (author.).

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"Beginning in the late 19th century, many intellectuals began to insist that scientific knowledge conflicts with traditional theistic belief--that science and belief in God are "at war." Philosopher of science Stephen Meyer challenges this view by examining three scientific discoveries with decidedly theistic implications. Building on the case for the intelligent design of life that he developed in Signature in the Cell and Darwin's Doubt, Meyer demonstrates how discoveries in cosmology and physics coupled with those in biology help to establish the identity of the designing intelligence behind life and the universe. Meyer argues that theism -- with its affirmation of a transcendent, intelligent and active creator -- best explains the evidence we have concerning biological and cosmological origins. Previously Meyer refrained from attempting to answer questions about "who" might have designed life. Now he provides an evidence-based answer to perhaps the ultimate mystery of the universe. In so doing, he reveals a stunning conclusion: the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind--but the existence of a personal God."
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Cascade Locks Library 212.1 MEY 2021 (Text) 33892100734442 Adult New Books Book None 04/19/2021 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062071521
  • ISBN: 0062071505
  • ISBN: 9780062071507
  • Physical Description: 568 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY: HarperOne, an imprint of HaperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Judeo-Christian origins of modern science -- Three metaphors and the making of the scientific world picture -- The rise of scientific materialism and the eclipse of theistic science -- The light from distant galaxies -- The Big Bang theory -- The curvature of space and the beginning of the universe -- The Goldilocks universe -- Extreme fine-tuning -- by design? -- The origin of life and the DNA enigma -- The Cambrian and other information explosions -- How to assess a metaphysical hypothesis -- The God hypothesis and the beginning of the universe -- The God hypothesis and the design of the universe -- The God hypothesis and the design of life -- The information shell game -- One God or many universes? -- Stephen Hawking and quantum cosmology -- The cosmological information problem -- Collapsing waves and Boltzmann brains -- Acts of God or God of the gaps? -- The big questions and why they matter.
Summary, etc.: "Beginning in the late 19th century, many intellectuals began to insist that scientific knowledge conflicts with traditional theistic belief--that science and belief in God are "at war." Philosopher of science Stephen Meyer challenges this view by examining three scientific discoveries with decidedly theistic implications. Building on the case for the intelligent design of life that he developed in Signature in the Cell and Darwin's Doubt, Meyer demonstrates how discoveries in cosmology and physics coupled with those in biology help to establish the identity of the designing intelligence behind life and the universe. Meyer argues that theism -- with its affirmation of a transcendent, intelligent and active creator -- best explains the evidence we have concerning biological and cosmological origins. Previously Meyer refrained from attempting to answer questions about "who" might have designed life. Now he provides an evidence-based answer to perhaps the ultimate mystery of the universe. In so doing, he reveals a stunning conclusion: the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind--but the existence of a personal God."
Subject: God Proof, Cosmological
God Proof, Teleological
Religion and science
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