Media personality and author Eric Metaxas interviews philosopher of science Steve Meyer, author of Darwin’s Doubt and Signature in the Cell:
According to a nationwide survey, more than two-thirds of atheists and one-third of agnostics believe that “the findings of science make the existence of God less probable,” while nearly half of self-identified theists believe “the findings of science are neutral with regard to the existence of God.” But what if there is another option? What if the discoveries of science actually lend support to belief in God?
What’s really interesting is that in an era of elite virtue signals, oblivious to reason, a significant number of people want to know where the evidence points. The vid has gotten nearly 6500 views since March 18.
Apparently, Meyer has a new book in the works (August 20, 2019):
The Return of the God Hypothesis: Compelling Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God
From the publisher (HarperOne):
In 2004, Stephen C. Meyer, one of the preeminent scientists studying the origins of life, ignited a firestorm of media and scientific controversy when a biology journal at the Smithsonian Institution published his peer-reviewed article advancing the theory of Intelligent Design. Then, in his two bestselling books, Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt, he helped unravel a mystery that Charles Darwin did not address: how did life begin? and offered further scientific proof to bolster his arguments on the history of life and our origins, concluding that life was designed.
In those previous books, Meyer purposely refrained from attempting to answer questions about “who” might have designed life. Now, in The Return of the God Hypothesis, he brings his ideas full circle, providing a reasoned and evidence-based answer to the ultimate mystery of the universe, drawn from recent scientific discoveries in physics, cosmology, and biology.
Meyer uses three scientific points to refute popular arguments put forward by the “New Atheists” against the existence of God:
The evidence from cosmology showing that the material universe had a beginning.
The evidence from physics showing that, from the beginning, the universe was been “finely tuned” to allow for the possibility of life.
The evidence from biology showing that since the universe came into being, large amounts of genetic information present in DNA must have arisen to make life possible.
In analyzing the evidence from these three fields, Meyer reveals how the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind—but the existence of a theistic creator.
Hat tip: Philip Cunningham
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