God, Chance and Necessity, Paperback

God, Chance and Necessity Paperback

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The so-called 'new materialism' argues that science and religious belief are incompatible. From Cosmology to Biology, its exponents have included such eminent names as Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Peter Atkins and Michael Ruse.

With a carefully argued, point by point refutation of scientific atheism, God, Chance and Necessity shows that modern scientific knowledge does not undermine belief in God, but actually points to the existence of God as the best explanation of the way things are.

Thus, it sets out to demolish the claims of books like The Selfish Gene, and to show that the overwhelming appearance of design in nature is not deceptive.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages, bibliography, index
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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  • Category: Nature & existence of God
  • ISBN: 9781851681167



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This is generally a good acount of some of the philosophical questions around God and Science. However at times it seems to me to be in danger of promoting a 'God of the gaps' - that is, God is invoked where no scientific explanation seems to be available - cf. especially chapter 4 on Darwin and Natural Selection.