God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway? by John C. LennoxThe Grand Design, by eminent scientist Stephen Hawking, is the latest blockbusting contribution to the so-called New Atheist debate, and claims that the laws of physics themselves brought the Universe into being, rather than God. In this swift and forthright reply, John Lennox, Oxford mathematician and author of Gods Undertaker, exposes the flaws in Hawkings logic. In lively, laymans terms, Lennox guides us through the key points in Hawkings arguments - with clear explanations of the latest scientific and philosophical methods and theories - and demonstrates that far from disproving a Creator God, they make his existence seem all the more probable.
Cancel anytime. If we are to believe many modern commentators, science has squeezed God into a corner, killed and then buried him with its all-embracing explanations. Atheism, we are told, is the only intellectually tenable position, and any attempt to reintroduce God is likely to impede the progress of science. In this audiobook, John Lennox invites us to consider such claims very carefully. Is it really true, he asks, that everything in science points towards atheism? Has science buried God?
Science is no obstacle to faith for John Lennox, the Christian mathematician who is about to release a new book challenging Stephen Hawking's recent assertion that the creation of the universe happened without God. Physicist Hawking made headlines in the summer when he claimed in his new book, The Grand Design , that the law of gravity means it was not necessary for God to cause the Big Bang which led to the formation of the universe. In an interview with The Times, Lennox argued that it was possible to believe in the creation of the universe, and multiuniverses as Hawking believes in, and still believe in God. Rather than rendering God obsolete, Lennox suggested that the Big Bang was a "singularity," or a moment in time when "God did something special. As for intelligent design, he suggested that the Book of Genesis offers an explanation of God's involvement in the creation process in "very simple language. He told of how, while studying at Cambridge University, he had sought out students with perspectives that differed from the Christian beliefs handed to him by his parents and that despite looking at the works of atheists such as Bertrand Russell and Camus, he still came to conclude that the beliefs he had been raised with were true.
According to Stephen Hawking, the laws of physics, not the will of God, provide the real explanation as to how life on Earth came into being. There's no denying that Stephen Hawking is intellectually bold as well as physically heroic. And in his latest book, the renowned physicist mounts an audacious challenge to the traditional religious belief in the divine creation of the universe. According to Hawking, the laws of physics, not the will of God, provide the real explanation as to how life on Earth came into being. The Big Bang, he argues, was the inevitable consequence of these laws 'because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Unfortunately, while Hawking's argument is being hailed as controversial and ground-breaking, it is hardly new. For years, other scientists have made similar claims, maintaining that the awesome, sophisticated creativity of the world around us can be interpreted solely by reference to physical laws such as gravity.