How Science Points to God


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We are told that science and religion are wholly incompatible and that those of us who profess faith in God are unwilling to bend our wills to the truth.

In this highly gratifying book, scientist Dr. Gerard Verschuuren flips this assertion around, showing time and time again how it is not the Christians, but rather the scientists, who are unwilling to incline their wills to the truth when it presents itself.

Dr. Verschuuren helps us to recognize science's limited scope, how it is restricted to what can be dissected, measured, and counted. It is not the only pathway to knowledge.Science operates within the realm of nature. It cannot, therefore, make aesthetic judgments or moral judgments or draw conclusions about the supernatural, which is, by definition, beyond the realm of nature. Science is likewise ill-equipped to explore ethereal concepts such as beauty and love. It explores only the how, never the why.

But science can, and does, point us in the direction of the Creator. With clear, well-documented explanations, Dr. Verschuuren carefully guides you through the fields of science, identifying the many “hints” and “signs” of God's existence in genetics, neuroscience, behavioral science, semantics, logic, and math. Taken together, these hints provide an overwhelming case for the existence of God that is practically impossible to deny.

How Science Points to God teaches you to approach scientific processes and discoveries with a mind of faith, bringing you to a far deeper understanding of who we are and how we came to be. In this way, science is moving us toward ultimately proving the existence of God, while inspiring and intensifying our faith along the way.

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  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-151-0
  • Product Code: 1510
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: July 16, 2020
  • Categories: By Title, eBooks, Science and Faith
Science strongly supports the existence of God
Biologist Gerard Verschuuren is a Catholic who has written this book to demonstrate that modern science supports the existence of the Christian God. The book is clearly and cogently written. Here’s a list of the arguments and an evaluation of those arguments: Modern science is based on assumptions such as that the universe is rational and that human minds are capable of understanding the universe. A rational universe suggests that whoever or whatever created the universe was rational. Einstein noted that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe was that it was comprehensible. God is a good explanation for the rationality of the universe and for human minds being able to understand the universe. This is a good, strong argument. The laws of nature are beautiful, elegant mathematical equations like e = mc2. This suggests that whoever created the universe understood mathematics and was rational. This is a good, strong argument. The physical constants of the universe appear very finely set up so that life, and human life, could appear in the universe. This is the anthropological argument, and the number of constants that are finely tuned, and their being in a narrow range, make this a good, strong argument. The argument that physics keeps unifying all the forces of nature suggests that nature is unified and came from one creator, not two or more creators. This is a good argument but weak. Astronomers believe that the universe was created in a Big Bang, and this supports the idea that God created the universe. However, that big bang could result from the rebound of a prior collapsing universe, so this is a good argument, but just a moderate argument. Genetics has shown that DNA is extremely complicated and the genetic code appears to be a language, or instructions, for building life. The extreme complexity of life suggests an extremely intelligent designer, so this is a good, strong argument in favor of God. It would be extremely hard to explain how something as complex as life arose by chance. The theory of evolution explains how evolution selects which changes will be passed on, but the theory of biological evolution does not understand how DNA can constantly evolve new life. Creating new species appears to be something DNA was set up to do, so the evolution of life on earth is best explained by God guiding evolution. This is a good, strong argument. Neuroscience cannot explain human consciousness nor the qualia of consciousness. The qualities of human consciousness share none of the qualities of matter, and the laws of thought do not follow the physical laws of nature; they follow the laws of logic. Since neuroscience is stumped by human consciousness, the best explanation is that the human mind is spiritual, and a spiritual mind supports the existence of God. This is a good, strong argument. Behavioral science has shown that man is a moral animal by nature, and that humans have a conscience. That men have a sense of right and wrong is a good, strong argument that God created men to be moral, because God is moral. Semantics shows that humans use language that involves concepts, which are abstract universals. Only humans are capable of abstract thought, and the universals used in abstract thinking have none of the traits of matter and appear to be immaterial ideas. That human thought is processed in a spiritual mind is a good, strong argument in favor of God’s existence. Logic and mathematics are also abstract and immaterial, and the human mind is capable of using logic and mathematics. If there were no God, it would be amazing that humans would be capable of logic and mathematics, so here is another good, strong argument for God’s existence. Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem suggests that our universe is incomplete and needs God to complete it. This is a debatable, weak argument. So Gerard Verschuuren has given 12 arguments from science for God - 9 strong arguments, 1 moderate argument and 2 weak arguments. Opposing this are three arguments against God: (1) There is no scientific proof for God; (2) God is hidden, suggesting he doesn’t exist or doesn’t care about mankind; and (3) the problem of evil. As to there being no scientific proof for God, one wouldn’t expect there to be scientific proof, since God is immaterial and beyond the scope of science. As to the supposed hiddenness of God, note that the 12 arguments given above demonstrate that God really isn’t hidden, since there is plenty of evidence in nature that God exists. Also, God likely doesn’t reveal himself in an undeniable manner in order to preserve human free will, so that men will choose him freely. As to the problem of evil, the logical problem of evil can be explained as (1) God allows evil so that a greater good will come of it, such as enabling human virtues such as courage and compassion; (2) and God will one day set everything right, rewarding the just and punishing those who are evil, to be followed by eternal happiness for the just. The emotional problem of evil is a strong argument, because those who suffer greatly may wonder if there is a God. They should have faith, and this excellent book shows that science strongly supports the existence of an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-good God.
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