Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology

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R. C. Sproul refutes the view of many contemporary scientists that chance can cause something to come into being or cause an event to occur.
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Overview

R. C. Sproul refutes the view of many contemporary scientists that chance can cause something to come into being or cause an event to occur.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801058523
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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Dr. R.C. Sproul has served the church as a seminary professor, preacher, and author for more than forty years. He is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and can be heard teaching daily on the radio program Renewing Your Mind, which broadcasts on more than 300 radio outlets in the United States and throughout 50 countries. Dr. Sproul has written more than 60 books and serves as Senior Minister of Preaching and Teaching at Saint Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations and Figures
Preface
1 The Soft Pillow
2 The Mask of Ignorance
3 A Quantum Leap
4 The Voice of Reason
5 Light and the Light
6 Framing the Question
7 The Policeman of Science
8 Cosmos or Chaos?
9 A Being without a Cause
10 No Chance in the World
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Scholars
Index of Foreign Words
Index of Subjects

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2010

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    A very tough read...argues universe cannot be created out of nothing (big bang).

    Tough read - meaning it is not very easy reading. Better brush up on logically thinking before attempting to read it.
    Subject matter..he better get input from people who know physics before talking about physics. He can't buy into "quantum leap", while missing the fact that physics is mostly math, and the math of physics says an electron has a certain probability distribution associated with its existence in any one location in space and time. His thought that our universe cannot be self-created (creating nothing out of nothing) ignores quantum string theory that says multiple dimensions exist, and the singularity of the big bang is a math solution (like dividing by 0), where the laws of physics break down, as in a black hole. So nothing in physics says that the total cosmos (multiple dimensions and all) is not self-existent and eternal - thus not ruling out the possibility of "creation" of our universe by God. So I agree with him in principle. I just don't think he knows enough about physics to be using it in his arguments and conclusions.

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