July 5, 2011

God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design is it Anyway? by John C. Lennox
I was interested in this book for a number of reasons - the main one being that I have read a few things from Stephen Hawking and while I found his writing engaging and informative, I have always wondered - Where's God? All kinds of scientific theories are put out into the world but God seems to still be a very taboo subject for scientists and academics. This book may provide an interesting perspective for students attending online Christian colleges. So it was interesting to read something that responded to a very openly atheist scientific work from a Christian point of view.

Lennox does a great job of making some rather complicated ideas understandable. It is a short book but definatly full of thought-provoking questions. The beginning of God and Stephen Hawking opens with an argument against Hawking's controversial statement that "Philosophy is dead". Lennox asks if the questions Hawing debates in his book - Where did we come from? How did we get here? - are not themselves philosophical questions. The book follows this same pattern of taking an argument, disecting it, and refuting each point.

Overall, I learned a few things and have kept it in my personal library for future reference. Worth a read if for nothing else than it makes you think about your personal views and where the current scientific trends fit into them.

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