Friday, May 25, 2007

God: The Failed Hypothesis. How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist by Victor Stenger

Richard Dawkins, Author of the New York Times best-seller The God Delusion
"Darwin chased God out of his old haunts in biology, and he scurried for safety down the rabbit hole of physics. The laws and constants of the universe, we were told, are too good to be true: a set-up, carefully tuned to allow the eventual evolution of life. It needed a good physicist to show us the fallacy, and Victor Stenger lucidly does so. The faithful won't change their minds, of course (that is what faith means) but Victor Stenger drives a pack of energetic ferrets down the last major bolt hole and God is running out of refuges in which to hide. I learned an enormous amount from this splendid book."

Read a few pages of the first chapter.

On 25th May this book was No 24 in Religion & Spirituality books (2 places behind Sam Harris!)

Sam Harris, author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation
"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."

The best book on this subject.
More concrete information than the other books on the subject such as
the God Delusion.
Published 4 days ago by Erwin Book

Matching Up Religion and Science
This book does a MUCH better job of dealing with this subject than the recently published books by Dawkins and Dennett. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Robert A. Jud

A must read for believers and unbelievers alike!
Prof. Stenger explains in great detail the idea that if we are to believe in God, then the God hypothesis should be available to scientific scrutiny. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Emanuel Neto

156 of 177 people found the following review helpful:
Devastating critique of the God Hypothesis , January 27, 2007
Stenger's book is a devastating critique of the historical and current attempts to justify the existence of the traditional Judeo-Christian-Islamic God. In this book the arguments of intelligent design theories are easily demonstrated to be without merit. Stenger also invades the arena of the various rationalist arguments for the existence of God, handily disposing of these arguments with clear and penetrating logic. Next the premise that the Universe is especially congenial for life is analyzed which reveals that any God should have done a much better job making the Universe a more comfortable home for his special creatures. Finally, Stenger demonstrates the logical incompatibility of an all knowing, all powerful and all good God and the Universe we actually live in. This book is a treasure for anyone seeking a resource to refute theistic assertions and provides nourishing food for thought for undecided seekers of truth.

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