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The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God

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9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful synopsis of current thought

Many of us are on the quest for God, and often you wonder, when challenged with evolution and other 'scientifically established' results if your inner thoughts are so wrong. Asking questions, finding answers, and inner whisperings are all satisfied in this book. Scient...
Many of us are on the quest for God, and often you wonder, when challenged with evolution and other 'scientifically established' results if your inner thoughts are so wrong. Asking questions, finding answers, and inner whisperings are all satisfied in this book. Scientists are beginning to realize, with excellent reasoning, that for us to be on this quest, there has to be something that exsisted before us, that created us and the quest we are on. The miracles of life, the exact conditions that make our universe and our life, could not have been accidental, nor could the complete equipment that we have, which gives us the ability to make the quest for God. If you are on the quest for God, this is an easy book to read, with lots of references for further enriched and in depth reading.

posted by Anonymous on April 25, 2004

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4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Nothing New Here

This book is effectively the same literature that is found in other Intelligent Design/ Discovery Institute materials. The arguments are the same, just in new packaging. This book is almost solely scientific. It would be interesting to see what Strobel thinks about the ...
This book is effectively the same literature that is found in other Intelligent Design/ Discovery Institute materials. The arguments are the same, just in new packaging. This book is almost solely scientific. It would be interesting to see what Strobel thinks about the theological implications of ID. Strobel tries to align the Intelligent Design theory to the Genesis creation account, but I am unconvinced. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that disproves the arguments here and there are logical answers to the questions they pose that are not addressed. Overall, not an earth shattering book. If you purchasing it, you probably already agree with what is in the book, and more importantly want to believe in the arguments they make.

posted by GradStudentCO on March 28, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2005

    I Disagree with both reviews

    Did God not create everything? Did God not create us to explore? Is He not in everything? Faith is faith, however, ones map to understanding God can not be map out in only one way. For some, understanding God through science, is how God calls them to Him. Science can prove the existence of God, because our ability to think comes from God. What the mind thinks about, the heart desires, what the heart desires, the will seeks. It's not 'sad' that the author thinks he can show that science proves God's existance. It's God using science to show himself to the scientific minds of our world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2005

    If, then...

    I am all for investigating possible systems of belief, however, knowing what a system's fundamental premise entails is key before building upon such foundations. Example being faith... Faith: 'Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.' Therefore, what proof does one need? Validating the belief in things unseen through a method that is the exact opposite of faith (scientific evidence) does more to comfort one's intellectual basis for belief than to build one's faith. However, as long as one is fine with this concept then all is well. It would do good to remind those reading this book that faith resides in a different realm than science, it would be akin to describing how a color looks by describing how it smells, they are two completely different senses that rely on different means of perception. Even where there is overlap in the two paradigms, faith need not answer to science just as science need not answer to faith and religion. However, I am an outside observer and I like to dabble in both so these books are fun to me. One more thing I must point out the `If-Then¿ arguments presented. Providing `If-Then¿ arguments to support creationism or belief in God is an invalid line of reasoning (as it is when making any argument relating to things of this sort). Example: If one were to claim a lack of evidence for evolution or certain parts of evolutionary theory, that DOES NOT by default PROVIDE evidence for any other theory or belief system. Same goes for saying a lack of evidence for creationism adds credibility to evolution, it does not. Intelligent-Design, Neo-Darwinism, Young-Earth Creationism... these are independent lines of thinking and one does not gain credibility IF another loses credibility, discovering a falsehood in one realm does not establish, by default, a fact in another competing explanation. It is along the lines of one person saying the sky is red and the other saying it is green, just because one person is proved to be wrong and the sky is not red, that doesn't therefore validate the other person's argument that it is green, their theory needs be validated through direct evidence and not an indirect line of reasoning.

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