Can Science Explain Everything?
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Can science explain everything?
Many people think so. Science, and the technologies it has spawned, has delivered so much to the world: clean water; more food; better healthcare; longer life. And we live in a time of rapid scientific progress that holds enormous promise for many of the problems we face as humankind. So much so, in fact, that many see no need or use for religion and belief systems that offer us answers to the mysteries of our universe. Science has explained it, they assume. Religion is redundant.
Oxford Maths Professor and Christian believer Prof. John Lennox offers a fresh way of thinking about science and Christianity that dispels the common misconceptions about both. He reveals that not only are they not opposed, but they can and must mix to give us a fuller understanding of the universe and the meaning of our existence.
- Introduction: Cosmic Chemistry
- 1. Can you be a scientist and believe in God?
- 2. How did we get here: from Newton to Hawking
- 3. Mythbusters I: Science
- 4. Mythbusters II: Christian faith
- 5. Can we really take the Bible seriously any more?
- 6. Miracles: a step too far?
- 7. Can you trust what you read?
- 8. How to disprove Christianity
- 9. The personal dimension
- 10. Entering the laboratory: testing the truth
I am delighted that my colleague and friend John Lennox has invested time to offer a wonderfully readable summary of his work in science. Here he offers each of us what his parents gave him as a young lad growing up in Northern Ireland: the welcomed space to think for ourselves and the tools to dig deeper into questions of science and faith. I have learned so much from Professor Lennox over the years as I’ve watched him interact with critics and skeptics with grace and boldness. I believe you will find this book immensely helpful and enjoyable.
--- Ravi Zacharias, Author and speaker
John Lennox is the ideal guide for those who wish to examine the relationship between science and religion. He himself combines a brilliant scientific mind with a strong Christian faith – and is a superb communicator. This book is a remarkable achievement: engaging with all the big issues in just a few pages, while remaining profound, accessible, engaging and, to my mind, completely compelling.
--- Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St Ebbes Church,Oxford and President of the Proclamation Trust
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