The Return of the God Hypothesis: Compelling Scientific Evidence For the Existence of God
The New York Times bestselling author of Darwin's Doubt and Intelligent Design scholar presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology. In 2004, Stephen C. Meyer, one of the preeminent scientists...
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The New York Times bestselling author of Darwin's Doubt and Intelligent Design scholar presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology. In 2004, Stephen C. Meyer, one of the preeminent scientists studying the origins of life, ignited a firestorm of media and scientific controversy when a biology journal at the Smithsonian Institution published his peer-reviewed article advancing the theory of Intelligent Design. Then, in his two bestselling books, Signature in the Cell and Darwin's Doubt, he helped unravel a mystery that Charles Darwin did not address: how did life begin? and offered further scientific proof to bolster his arguments on the history of life and our origins, concluding that life was designed. In those previous books, Meyer purposely refrained from attempting to answer questions about "who" might have designed life. Now, in The Return of the God Hypothesis, he brings his ideas full circle, providing a reasoned and evidence-based answer to the ultimate mystery of the universe, drawn from recent scientific discoveries in physics, cosmology, and biology. Meyer uses three scientific points to refute popular arguments put forward by the "New Atheists" against the existence of God: The evidence from cosmology showing that the material universe had a beginning. The evidence from physics showing that, from the beginning, the universe was been "finely tuned" to allow for the possibility of life. The evidence from biology showing that since the universe came into being, large amounts of genetic information present in DNA must have arisen to make life possible. In analyzing the evidence from these three fields, Meyer reveals how the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind--but the existence of a theistic creator.
Dr. Stephen C. Meyer (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle which has considerable reach into the religious market. Meyer set off a firstorm of media and political attention when the Smithsonian Institution published his pro-Intellegent Design paper in its scientific journal in 2005. Meyer earned his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences. Previously he worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company after earning his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology.
Meyer has been featured on national television and radio programs such as The Jim Lehrer News Hour, CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News, ABC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Nightline, Paula Zahn Now (CNN), Topic A with Tina Brown (CNN), Weekend Live with Tony Snow (FOX), The Big Story with John Gibson (FOX), Fox TV News with David Asman, The Tavis Smiley Show (PBS) and others. He has also been the subject of two front pages stories in the New York Times and has garnered attention in other top national print.