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God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? by John C. Lennox
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“Indeed, faith is a response to evidence, not a rejoicing in the absence of evidence.”
John Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“God is not an alternative to science as an explanation, he is not to be understood merely as a God of the gaps, he is the ground of all explanation: it is his existence which gives rise to the very possibility of explanation, scientific or otherwise. It is important to stress this because influential authors such as Richard Dawkins will insist on conceiving of God as an explanatory alternative to science – an idea that is nowhere to be found in theological reflection of any depth. Dawkins is therefore tilting at a windmill - dismissing a concept of God that no serious thinker believes in anyway. Such activity is not necessarily to be regarded as a mark of intellectual sophistication.”
John Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“In China we can criticize Darwin, but not the government; in America you can criticize the government, but not Darwin.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“God to me is a mystery but is the explanation for the miracle of existence – why there is something rather than nothing.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“The world of strict naturalism in which clever mathematical laws all by themselves bring the universe and life into existence, is pure (and, one might add, poor) fiction. To call it science-fiction would besmirch the name of science.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“For, the statement that only science can lead to truth is not itself deduced from science. It is not a scientific statement but rather a statement about science, that is, it is a metascientific statement. Therefore, if scientism’s basic principle is true, the statement expressing scientism must be false. Scientism refutes itself. Hence it is incoherent.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“But that does not alter the fact that mainstream Christianity will insist that faith and evidence are inseparable. Indeed, faith is a response to evidence, not a rejoicing in the absence of evidence.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“But in some quarters the very success of science has also led to the idea that, because we can understand the mechanisms of the universe without bringing in God, we can safely conclude that there was no God who designed and created the universe in the first place.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Evreni işleten mekanizmalarla onu var eden ya da idame ettiren sebebi birbirine karıştırmamalıyız”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“To the majority of those who have reflected deeply and written about the origin and nature of the universe, it has seemed that it points beyond itself to a source which is non-physical and of great intelligence and power.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Darwin'in ifadesiyle:"O korkunç şüpheyi her zaman yaşarım: Daha düşük seviyedeki hayvan zihinlerinden gelişen insan zihninin hükümlerinin herhangi bir değeri var mıdır ve ya güvenilir midir diye”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Tabii ki Tanrı, Laplace'nin (eşyanın nasıl işlediğine dair) matematiksel tarifinde yer almaz, tıpkı Bay Ford'un içten yanmalı motorun bilimsel tarifinde yer almadığı gibi.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Evren, serinkanlılığımızı koruyamayacağımız kadar büyüleyici.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Evrim bir biyolojik mekanizma anlamına gelir ama Tanrı'ya inananlar Tanrı'yı, diğer şeylerin yanında, mekanizmaları tasarlayan ve yaratan bir Zat olarak kabul ederler. Daha önce, Ford arabanın çalışma mekanizmasını anlamanın Bay Ford'u yok kabul etmeye bir kanıt oluşturmadığını görmüştük. Dolayısıyla bir mekanizmanın varlığı o mekanizmayı tasarlayan bir öznenin olmadığını göstermez.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“It is rather ironical that in the sixteenth century some people resisted advances in science because they seemed to threaten belief in God; whereas in the twentieth century scientific ideas of a beginning have been resisted because they threatened to increase the plausibility of belief in God.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“To postulate a trillion-trillion other universes, rather than one God, in order to explain the orderliness of our universe, seems the height of irrationality.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Men became scientific because they expected law in nature and they expected law in nature because they believed in a lawgiver.’ It was this conviction that led Francis Bacon (1561–1626), regarded by many as the father of modern science, to teach that God has provided us with two books – the book of Nature and the Bible –”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“The very success of science in showing us how deeply ordered the natural world is provides strong grounds for believing that there is an even deeper cause for that order.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“I cannot believe that our existence in this universe is a mere quirk of fate, an accident of history, an incidental blip in the great cosmic drama. Our involvement is too intimate… We are truly meant to be here.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“When Sir Isaac Newton discovered the universal law of gravitation he did not say, ‘I have discovered a mechanism that accounts for planetary motion, therefore there is no agent God who designed it.’ Quite the opposite: precisely because he understood how it worked, he was moved to increased admiration for the God who had designed it that way.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Just because a religion has supported science does not prove that the religion is true. Quite so – and the same can, of course, be said of atheism.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Far from science abolishing God, it would seem that there is a substantial case for asserting that it is the existence of a Creator that gives to science its fundamental intellectual justification.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“The more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator God, who designed the universe for a purpose, gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“I am not postulating a “God of the gaps”, a god merely to explain the things that science has not yet explained. I am postulating a God to explain why science explains; I do not deny that science explains, but I postulate God to explain why science explains.’ Richard Swinburne”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Johannes Kepler described his motivation thus: ‘The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order which has been imposed on it by God, and which he revealed to us in the language of mathematics.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“The very success of science in showing us how deeply ordered the natural world is provides strong grounds for believing that there is an even deeper cause for that order.’ Swinburne is using inference to the best explanation and saying that God is the best explanation for the explanatory power of science.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“blind faith’ turns out, therefore, to be the exact opposite of the biblical one.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Former Director of Kew Gardens, Sir Ghillean Prance FRS, gives equally clear expression to his faith: ‘For many years I have believed that God is the great designer behind all nature… All my studies in science since then have confirmed my faith. I regard the Bible as my principal source of authority.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
“Men became scientific because they expected law in nature and they expected law in nature because they believed in a lawgiver.”
John C. Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?

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