God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

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By (author) Victor J. Stenger

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  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Format: Paperback | 310 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 226mm x 18mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Amherst
  • ISBN 10: 1591026520
  • ISBN 13: 9781591026525
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 51,433

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Treating the traditional God concept, as conventionally presented in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions, like any other scientific hypothesis, this title examines the claims made for God's existence. It considers the Intelligent Design arguments as evidence of God's influence in biology.

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Victor J. Stenger (1935 - 2014) was an adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado and emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii. He was the author of the" New York Times" bestseller "God: The Failed Hypothesis, God and the Atom, God and the Folly of Faith," " The Comprehensible Cosmos," and many other books. "From the Hardcover edition."

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By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"This book is purported to show how science proves the non-existence of God. Well, to put it bluntly, it doesn't and I am disappointed with myself for having bought it in the first place. It does not take much thinking to realise that science can NEVER prove the existence of God or otherwise. It would be utterly presumptuous for Scientists to think they can. Science has its limitations; it can explain fairly well the natural world around us, though in certain realms (like the very odd behaviours we witness in the quantum-mechanical world) it can only do so through a mathematical language, but that's about it. When dealing with God, we're talking about a supernatural being. To believers, he has revealed himself through the Bible (a series of books written in different places, by different people, in different eras, yet fusing together in a most logical and coherent manner) and, of course, Jesus Christ. Of course, people may choose to ignore all this... not believe it (that's fine if they so desire) but please, please do not drag science into all this. "

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"I learned an enormous amount from this splendid book." -Richard Dawkins, author of the New York Times bestseller The God Delusion "Marshalling converging arguments from physics, astronomy, biology, and philosophy, Stenger has delivered a masterful blow in defense of reason. God: The Failed Hypothesis is a potent, readable, and well-timed assault upon religious delusion. It should be widely read." -Sam Harris, author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation "Extremely tough and impressive...a great book...a huge addition to the arsenal of argument." -Christopher Hitchens, author of the New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great