The very beginning

So I guess I’m almost at the fine tuned universe. I can see it just around the corner. But first, a word from our sponsor…

The more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator god, who designed the universe for a purpose, gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here. (69)

Now that’s a pretty big claim. “the best explanation” in being better than all others, and especially as this is a book using science to reclaim god from science, in being the explanation which fits the data best, is something I’d like to read. It sounds like Lennox is going to lay it all out. Atheists, if you were in any doubt (well obviously you were) about there being a divine power, then Lennox has got the goods to change your mind.

Let’s see what kind of evidence he’s got.

2 thoughts on “The very beginning

  1. travbaker

    The hypothesis for the existence of a god cannot be scientific in my opinion. Science works empirically. For the hypothesis of a god to graduate into a theory, we would need to observe universes being created by gods… Until we observe such a thing, belief in a creator god is irrational. Plus, I’ve heard a lot of what Lennox has to say, and I don’t think he’ll provide anything new…

  2. Marco

    I do think using the word hypothesis is disingenuous. However, like he says, cosmology doesn’t deal with repeatable big bangs etc. either. Lennox was also arguing that cosmologists weren’t scientists in the repeatable sense of the word, and must have faith that the single data point of this universe is typical, rather than extraordinarily improbable. There is no real way to check our cosmological calculations on other universes.


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