Who Made God?: Searching for a Theory of Everything
I don’t know if I’ve ever had more fun reading a book so steeped in scientific terminology… in fact, I’m sure I haven’t! Andrews, who serves as Emeritus Professor of Materials at the University of London, is one of the world’s foremost experts on molecular science. He also possesses a keen wit and employs a great sense of charming British humor in his writing (think Monty Python without the crassness).
In this book, Andrews addresses what he calls “the sceptic’s favourite question”: If God made e...more
One thing to be said about Andrews is that he writes in a way that non-experts in physics can understand. He usually has a ...more
I love using science to explain the truth of God's word. Some of my thoughts on the concepts found in chapter eight. Outreach to the scientific...
Second law of thermodynamics: Entropy (amount of disorder and chaos, mathematically equal to the net flow of energy divided by time, Q/T) can only increase or stay the same (ex. theoretical perfect engine).
Time can only progress through an increase in entropy.
Can time only ...more
Andrews doesn't set out to respond to any particular authors, although he does do so along the way and deals with numerous Atheistic arguments. Rather he posits the hypothesis that the God of the Bibl ...more
The author starts where all good science starts: with definitions. The atheist question, "Who made God?" falls apart once a definition of God which includes his eterna ...more
and What is Man? Adam, alien or ape?
I can safely say that if I wanted to have a really interesting dinner conversation, I would most definitely include Dr. Edgar Andrews on my guest list - a must attend, mind you.
Reading his two books that somehow fit together has afforded me with a good view of his thoughts and his interesting character that make me want to listen to him more, not just to be better informed, but to also be entertained with his b ...more
His argumentation and logic are generally tenuous, contrived and flawed. He often resorts to straw man arguments, cherry-picking quotes that don't represent those of the scientific community, pu ...more
I became a convert to creationism around twenty five years ago, after nearly forty years of accepting the "science" of Natural Sele ...more
I’ve read many books by both atheists and Christians arguing against and for the existence of God. What Edgar Andrews does in this book is unique, at least as far as I’ve encountered. He almost treats the subject as a science fair project. He first proposes a hypothesis: the God of the Bible exists. He then examines several aspects of science and humanity to see if they line up with that hypothesis. So, rather than trying to lay out a logical ‘proof’ of God’s existence, he takes ...more
This book sets out a convincing response to the question of human origins on the basis that the answer is found in understanding God. It stands up to evolution by offering an alternative hypothesis and then proceeds to establish that hypothesis. It's well done. At times the microscopic detail is demanding but working through it brings the reader to firm ground. ...more
The consciousness of man.
But the wrapping in a christian bible god explanation makes the book at the very least questionable.
He seems to have points where he argues about the first cause and about the origin of life. That is a mystery. I agree. And the God hypothesis is very plausible there.
Evolution I’m not sure. Same with moral ...more
I am not a science minded person, even the highly simplified explanations of general relativity, quantum mechanics, and string theory, in this book were hard for me to grasp. What I did unde ...more
Reading [Victor] Stenger, anyone ignorant of the Bible would conclude that it teaches a 'flat earth at rest at the centre of a firmament of stars and planets', but nothing could be further from the truth. Stenger sires an orphan child (by Greek science out of Chinese mythology), rejects it, and leaves the baby on the Bible's doorstep. In fact, the Bible is entirely innocent of such teachngs--nowhere does it discuss the shape of the Earth or claim that it lies at the centre of t ...more
Professionally, he holds a BSc degree in theoretical physics at the University of London (1953), a PhD in applied physics (1960), and a DSc (higher doctorate) in physics (1968).
He is a Fellow of the Ins ...more