Does God exist? Where can we find an answer that everyone would accept? Could it be in science? Indeed, some of us like to make belief in God a scientific issue, but I have bad news for them: God is not a hypothesis that can be tested in the laboratory. Science cannot prove God’s existence, but neither can it disprove the existence of God. Does that mean the existence of God is no longer worth our attention? Is that the end of religion? Some of us do believe it is the end, for they make this question an all-or-nothing issue—either we choose science or we go for religion, leaving us no middle ground. But the situation is not that simple.
The Boston College philosopher Peter Kreeft compares the situation with that Western in which one cowboy says to the other: “This town ain’t big enough for both of us. One of us has to leave.” Well, many nowadays like to declare science as the winner, so religion has to leave town. They replace the deep trust religious believers put in God with the total trust they place in science. There is not enough room for both of them.In this view, scientific expansion means religious withdrawal—so religion must be on its way out whenever science advances. But that is exactly where the misconception lies.
Table of Contents
1. HOW SCIENTIFIC ASSUMPTIONS POINT TO GOD
2. HOW LAWS OF NATURE POINT TO GOD
3. HOW PHYSICAL CONSTANTS POINT TO GOD
4. HOW THE BIG BANG POINTS TO GOD
5. HOW GENETICS POINTS TO GOD
6. HOW EVOLUTION POINTS TO GOD
7. HOW NEUROSCIENCE POINTS TO GOD
8. HOW BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE POINTS TO GOD
9. HOW SEMANTICS POINTS TO GOD
10. HOW LOGIC AND MATH POINT TO GOD
11. HOW GÖDEL’S THEOREM POINTS TO GOD
"This book explains amazingly well how much there is in various fields of science that points to God. They are pointers, though, not proofs. But all of them combined make it hard to deny that there is a God who made all of this possible, including science. Denying God’s existence would actually be detrimental to everything science has done and will do in the future. It would in fact undermine all scientific activities and claims."