The Wonder of the Universe: Hints of God in Our Fine-Tuned World

The Wonder of the Universe: Hints of God in Our Fine-Tuned World

by Karl W. Giberson
     
 

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Karl Giberson takes us on a fascinating guided tour of planets and protons, galaxies and gamma rays. For many, even those who do not embrace religious faith, it looks like the expression of a grand plan--a cosmic architecture capable of both supporting life such as ours, and of inspiring observers like us to seek out a creator.See more details below

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Karl Giberson takes us on a fascinating guided tour of planets and protons, galaxies and gamma rays. For many, even those who do not embrace religious faith, it looks like the expression of a grand plan--a cosmic architecture capable of both supporting life such as ours, and of inspiring observers like us to seek out a creator.

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Leslie Wickman
"The Wonder of the Universe is written in a style easily accessible to a broad audience. Avoiding the extremes of too much science jargon or sidestepping the science altogether, Giberson explains his scientific arguments in terms and examples that engage both scientist and layperson alike. He weaves a rich tapestry of the history of science, scientific discoveries and the many great—albeit sometimes quirky—minds of groundbreaking scientists themselves. Observing the remarkable lawful order and suitability for life we find in our universe, Giberson explores the fine-tuning 'problem' and cautions his readers not to simplify the debate between the competing explanations of the multiverse hypothesis versus purposeful design as merely science versus religion. He comments on the shortcomings of science when it comes to questions of meaning and purpose, and asserts that while evidence for fine-tuning in nature does not prove God's existence, it 'fits comfortably, supportively and logically' within a belief system holding God as Creator. This book is a very well-written, thought-provoking and enjoyable read."
Dorothy Boorse
"Giberson lays out the case that the universe is 'wonderful, surprising and provocatively friendly to life' in an appealing and readable way. This book will be a welcome addition to the library of books on science and faith, one in which the reader is encouraged to see scientific advances as 'encouragements to faith, rather than challenges.' Individuals, churches and student groups will find it helpful."
Randy Isaac
"In The Wonder of the Universe, Karl Giberson takes us on a delightful journey through space and time, offering enlightening insights into key historical events that shaped our understanding of the universe with glimpses of the wonder and glory of our Creator."
Edward B. Davis
"Readers looking for a clear, accurate and interesting account of modern cosmology and the religious questions it raises should buy this book."
Christina M.H. Powell
"Giberson finds hints of God in our fine-tuned world . . . His restraint in writing the first nine chapters of the book 'through the lens of a scientist sifting evidence' makes the book a useful resource for pastors to recommend to seekers with scientific backgrounds."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830838196
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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