The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.
A highly publicized coterie of scientists and thinkers, including Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens, and Lawrence Krauss, have vehemently contended that breakthroughs in modern science have disproven the existence of God, asserting that we must accept that the creation of the universe came out of nothing, that religion is evil, that evolution fully explains the dazzling complexity of life, and more. In this much-needed book, science journalist Amir Aczel profoundly disagrees and conclusively demonstrates that science has not, as yet, provided any definitive proof refuting the existence of God.
Why Science Does Not Disprove God is his brilliant and incisive analyses of the theories and findings of such titans as Albert Einstein, Roger Penrose, Alan Guth, and Charles Darwin, all of whose major breakthroughs leave open the possibility— and even the strong likelihood—of a Creator. Bolstering his argument, Aczel lucidly discourses on arcane aspects of physics to reveal how quantum theory, the anthropic principle, the fine-tuned dance of protons and quarks, the existence of anti-matter and the theory of parallel universes, also fail to disprove God.
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About the Author
Amir D. Aczel, Ph.D., is the author of the international bestseller Fermat's Last Theorem, which has been published in twenty-eight languages. A past recipient of a Sloan Foundation grant and a Guggenheim fellowship, Aczel was a visiting scholar at Harvard University from 2005 to 2007 and is currently a research fellow in the history of science at Boston University. He is a regular contributor to Discover magazine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I picked up this book from the library because I am intrigued with the interplay of faith and science. I believed that this would be a book that would demonstrate God's existence through creation. What I got was something different. Amir Aczel doesn't seek to prove that there is a God in this book. He seeks to prove that science cannot prove that there isn't. As evidence, Aczel goes through human history to show two things: 1. Atheists such as Richard Dawkins are wrong 2.Science, by its very nature, cannot prove or disprove that God exists It was a very interesting cultural and historical discussion on religion and science and how our beliefs inform what and where we look for answers. Some sections of the book were too technical (physics terms) for me to understand, but I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about the universe as a whole. Very intriguing book! After reading it, I took some edX courses and listened to YouTube lectures on cosmology after reading it.
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