venerdì 11 marzo 2016

Introduction - God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway? by John Lennox

Introduction - God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway? by John Lennox - #ilveroconflitto #ildiodeicolti
IntroductionRead more at location 52
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Take, for example, the first author on our list, Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institute of Health in the USA, and former Head of the Human Genome Project. His predecessor as head of that project was Jim Watson, winner (with Francis Crick) of the Nobel Prize for discovering the double-helix structure of DNA. Collins is a Christian, Watson an atheist. They are both top-level scientists, which shows us that what divides them is not their science but their world-view. There is a real conflict, but it is not science versus religion. It is theism versus atheism, and there are scientists on both sides.Read more at location 66
does science point towards God, away from God, or is it neutral on the issue?Read more at location 71
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This remarkable surge of interest in God defies the so-called secularization hypothesis,Read more at location 72
According to distinguished journalists John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge of The Economist, “God is Back”1 – and not only for the uneducated. “In much of the world it is exactly the sort of upwardly-mobile, educated middle classes that Marx and Weber presumed would shed such superstitions who are driving the explosion of faith.”Read more at location 75
Were Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Maxwell, to name a few, really all wrong on the God question?