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By John C. Lennox

If we're to think many smooth commentators, technology has squeezed God right into a nook, killed after which buried him with its all-embracing reasons. Atheism, we're instructed, is the one intellectually tenable place, and any try to reintroduce God is probably going to bog down the growth of technological know-how. during this stimulating and thought-provoking ebook, John Lennox invitations us to think about such claims very rigorously. Is it quite real, he asks, that every thing in technological know-how issues in the direction of atheism? may possibly it's attainable that theism sits extra with ease with technological know-how than atheism? Has technology buried God or now not? Now up to date and multiplied, God's Undertaker is a useful contribution to the talk approximately science's dating to faith

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In the Middle Ages, for instance, science had to free itself from certain aspects of Aristotelian philosophy before it could get up a real head of steam. Aristotle had taught that from the moon and beyond all was perfection and, since perfect motion, in his view, had to be circular, the planets and stars moved in perfect circles. Beneath the moon motion was linear and there was imperfection. This view dominated thought for centuries. Then Galileo looked through his telescope and saw the ragged edges of lunar craters.

Secondly, before we address the question whether intelligent design is crypto-creationism we need to avoid another potential misunderstanding by considering the meaning of the term ‘creationism’ itself. For its meaning has changed as well. ‘Creationism’ used to denote simply the belief that there was a Creator. However, it has now come to mean not only belief in a Creator but also a commitment to a whole additional raft of ideas by far the most dominant of which is a particular interpretation of Genesis which holds that the earth is only a few thousand years old.

So, is naturalism actually demanded by science? Or is it just conceivable that naturalism is a philosophy that is brought to science, more than something that is entailed by science? Could it even be, dare one ask, more like an expression of faith, akin to religious faith? One might at least be forgiven for thinking that from the way in which those who dare ask such questions are sometimes treated. Like religious heretics of a former age they may suffer a form of martyrdom by the cutting off of their grants.

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