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God : the failed hypothesis : how science shows that God does not exist

Author: Victor J Stenger; Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Amherst, N. Y. : Prometheus Books, 2008, ©2007.
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Physicist Victor J. Stenger contends that, if God exists, some evidence for this existence should be detectable by scientific means, especially considering the central role that God is alleged to play in the operation of the universe and the lives of humans. Treating the traditional God concept like any other scientific hypothesis, Stenger examines all of the claims made for God's existence. He considers the latest  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor J Stenger; Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9781591026525 1591026520
OCLC Number: 192080205
Notes: "New foreword by Christopher Hitchens."--Cover.
Description: 302 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
ch. 1. Models and methods --
ch. 2. The illusion of design --
ch. 3. Searching for a world beyond matter --
ch. 4. Cosmic evidence --
ch. 5. The uncongenial universe --
ch. 6. The failures of revelation --
ch. 7. Do our values come from God? --
ch. 8. The argument from evil --
ch. 9. Possible and impossible gods --
ch. 10. Living in the Godless universe --
Bibliography --
Index --
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Other Titles: Failed hypothesis : how science shows that God does not exist
Responsibility: Victor J. Stenger ; foreword by Christopher Hitchens.

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Physicist Victor J. Stenger contends that, if God exists, some evidence for this existence should be detectable by scientific means, especially considering the central role that God is alleged to play in the operation of the universe and the lives of humans. Treating the traditional God concept like any other scientific hypothesis, Stenger examines all of the claims made for God's existence. He considers the latest Intelligent Design arguments as evidence of God's influence in biology. He looks at human behavior for evidence of immaterial souls and the possible effects of prayer. He discusses the findings of physics and astronomy in weighing the suggestions that the universe is the work of a creator and that humans are God's special creation. After evaluating all the scientific evidence, Stenger concludes that beyond a reasonable doubt the universe and life appear exactly as we might expect if there were no God.--From publisher description.

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