Who Made God?: Searching for a Theory of Everything

Who Made God Searching for a Theory of Everything If you ve been waiting for a really effective riposte to the new atheism of Richard Dawkins and others or even if you haven t here it is gently humorous highly readable deeply serious razor sharp

  • Title: Who Made God?: Searching for a Theory of Everything
  • Author: Edgar Andrews
  • ISBN: 9780852347072
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
  • If you ve been waiting for a really effective riposte to the new atheism of Richard Dawkins and others or even if you haven t here it is gently humorous, highly readable, deeply serious, razor sharp, and written by an internationally respected scientist Who made God dismantles the arguments and pretensions of scientific atheism and presents a robust biblical theismIf you ve been waiting for a really effective riposte to the new atheism of Richard Dawkins and others or even if you haven t here it is gently humorous, highly readable, deeply serious, razor sharp, and written by an internationally respected scientist Who made God dismantles the arguments and pretensions of scientific atheism and presents a robust biblical theism as a positive, and altogether convincing, alternative.

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    1. I don’t know if I’ve ever had more fun reading a book so steeped in scientific terminology… in fact, I’m sure I haven’t! Andrews, who serves as Emeritus Professor of Materials at the University of London, is one of the world’s foremost experts on molecular science. He also possesses a keen wit and employs a great sense of charming British humor in his writing (think Monty Python without the crassness).In this book, Andrews addresses what he calls “the sceptic’s favourite question [...]

    2. Dr Andrews has written a thorough and compelling apologetic, in which he sets out to "explore how the biblical hypothesis of God provides a comprehensible, intellectually consistent and spiritually satisfying view of being that encompasses man's experience of life, the universe and everything,." This is a novel approach, and the result is a consistently engaging and stimulating book in which complex concepts are explained and analysed in an accessible (and even entertaining) manner, without bein [...]

    3. Professor Andrews argues in this book for the existence of God, yet he does so by starting with the biblical idea of God. Instead of arguing from our experience to a minimalist God (such as many classical arguments tend to do) or arguing for a "God of the gaps" to fill in what we don't understand, Professor Andrews begins with God as the Bible defines Him and then compares this "hypothesis" with what we find in science. His argument is that what we find in the world around us is what we would ex [...]

    4. Edgar Andrews is a distinguished scientist who, in this easy to read volume, offers a strong defence of the Christian faith in the light of science. It is a witty, engaging and accessible read aimed squarely at the lay person and he takes complicated and esoteric ideas and makes them understandable.Andrews doesn't set out to respond to any particular authors, although he does do so along the way and deals with numerous Atheistic arguments. Rather he posits the hypothesis that the God of the Bibl [...]

    5. There are poor books, mediocre books, and books that stand out for their clarity and enjoyment. And Who Made God? by Edgar Andrews is in the latter category. This is a response to the New (and old) Atheism by a Christian who is also a scientist. So the argument is both scientific and philosophical, and an excellent balance of both.The author starts where all good science starts: with definitions. The atheist question, "Who made God?" falls apart once a definition of God which includes his eterna [...]

    6. This is unlike any book I've read- basically a science/philosophy book proving the existence of God. Andrews discusses some complicated subjects in detail, like quantum mechanics and molecular biology, but does so in a way that (usually!) doesn't overwhelm the lay person. This was fascinating to learn just how science actually proves, not disproves as some believe, the existence of God.

    7. Really refreshing to read a writer who clearly loves to laugh and think and poke fun. Andrews has a gift for taking detailed technical jargon and distilling it for public consumption. Chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, philosophy pretty much nothing is out-of-bounds. A great read for anyone who loves to think intelligently about big questions.

    8. Makes the case for an ultimate creator, but doesn't quite manage to convince me that Creator must be the Christian God, or even mildly interested in us in any way.Chapter 1:I personally think the common question of atheists "who made God?" is actually a very logical one. If people wish to claim God made everything, then the follow on question of who created the creator seems pretty rational to me. I think treating this question with contempt and not giving it the answer it deserves shows people [...]

    9. As a convinced heathen I didn't read this book looking to be persuaded otherwise (although I'm open to any impressive arguments, and still waiting) but I was genuinely interested to see what approach a highly regarded physicist and believer (an understandably rare combination) would take on this subject. His argumentation and logic are generally tenuous, contrived and flawed. He often resorts to straw man arguments, cherry-picking quotes that don't represent those of the scientific community, pu [...]

    10. I read chapter eight Steam Engine to the Stars: Time and the Hypothesis of God.I love using science to explain the truth of God's word. Some of my thoughts on the concepts found in chapter eight. Outreach to the scientificSecond law of thermodynamics: Entropy (amount of disorder and chaos, mathematically equal to the net flow of energy divided by time, Q/T) can only increase or stay the same (ex. theoretical perfect engine).Time can only progress through an increase in entropy. Can time only exi [...]

    11. Who Made God? is wonderful. Dr. Edgar Andrews is intelligent and knowledgeable enough to discuss a wide variety of scientific disciplines. You may be reading about quantum physics in one chapter and biology or genetics in another. It is to these disciplines and more that Andrews applies the hypothesis of God. If the God of the Bible existed, would we expect to see what we observe in nature and experience in human living? Andrews' conclusion is yes, and his reasoning is sound. Dr. Andrews' creden [...]

    12. Mr. Andrews deals through-out the book with many of the positions of the hostile atheistic squad out there today. I struggled a bit following some of the arguments because its not my best nor favorite subject but it was still quite informative and what I did follow was very good, but the thing that struck me was the seriousness of his position, a certain non fundamentalist sanity pervaded his reasoning, he is passionate about the Christian position but he doesn't just gloss over good arguments f [...]

    13. ”Starting with the hypothesis of God, Professor Andrews sets out to demonstrate that the existence of the God of the Bible makes better sense of what we can actually learn from science than does atheism. On his way to this conclusion he also points out the scientific and logical inadequacies of evolutionism.”I am not a science minded person, even the highly simplified explanations of general relativity, quantum mechanics, and string theory, in this book were hard for me to grasp. What I did [...]

    14. A memorable quote:Reading [Victor] Stenger, anyone ignorant of the Bible would conclude that it teaches a 'flat earth at rest at the centre of a firmament of stars and planets', but nothing could be further from the truth. Stenger sires an orphan child (by Greek science out of Chinese mythology), rejects it, and leaves the baby on the Bible's doorstep. In fact, the Bible is entirely innocent of such teachngs--nowhere does it discuss the shape of the Earth or claim that it lies at the centre of t [...]

    15. A wonderful book that points out the fallacy of Darwinian Evolution and backs it scientifically and logically. Of course none of this will matter to the spiritually blind person and they will continue to seek any means possible to discredit the Word of God. No matter how unsuccessful. I am prayerful that The Lord would use such a work as this to open the eyes of possibility to an unbeliever so they might honestly seek the truth of Christ crucified, as well as strengthen the faith of the believer [...]

    16. Ad Hoc and just so arguments. Achingly silly literalistic applications of Biblical texts to scientific theory. Old Earth creationism has rarely looked so good--Andrews is an entertaining writer--but it just doesn't cohere or make sense. The new atheists make easy targets, and Andrews serves them up. But even this lay person can see that his DNA chapter is weak, weak, weak. Can't remember why I purchased this--probably some friend who thought it would address my views on evolution. But it sure di [...]

    17. I like this authors since of humor and how he brings so may different refferences and elements of the cultures he has experienced into his explanations it made what would have been otherwise in diciferable theories and shop talk into an entertaning and thought provoking work. I recommend this book to those who enjoy science as it discusses several different theories in its pages, and those who have a practical veiw of the world. Being a Christian I intend to ask a few of my non-believing friends [...]

    18. The majority of this book was over my head. I am glad there are people like the author who know this stuff, but the only part I really understood was the occasional humor. I have never understood "String Theory." Now I least I understand why I don't understand it. For a more qualified review click check out challies/book-reviews/

    19. One of the few books I started over immediately after finishing. Refreshing apologetic, interesting, complex ideas simply explained. Dawkins and Hawkings butts kicked figuratively of course. Oh, I met Sooty too.

    20. I think every parent should read this book so they are ready to answer their children's questions when they have their faith challenged in school. This was an excellent book.

    21. Top boek. Heerlijk om eens lekker helemaal uit te gaan van de hypothese dat God wél is Wie Hij Is en dan te ontdekken dat alles op Zijn plek valt.

    22. Well reasoned and thorough. Edgar Andrews style is accessible, bringing the facts to bare against arguments of illogic. A solid background in physics helps.

    23. A good read for someone who has a reasonable knowledge of God, yet is still questioning the fundementals.

    24. Good book by an outstanding scientist. It is reassuring to see someone who is this smart and is so orthodox in his Christian beliefs. I would give the book an extra half star if I could.

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