Book of the Month

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Each year I begin with a whole list of books I intend to read.  Many of them I actually get to and some I do not (those usually role over to the next year).  This year I will be highlighting each month one book that I have read that rises to the top.  This month’s book is:  God and Stephen Hawking by John Lennox.

Stephen Hawking is widely considered the scientific mind of this present generation.  Some argue that he rivals Einstein in the scope of his insight into scientific theory.  When someone reaches the pinnacle of reputation as that of Hawking, what they say usually ends up being taken as gospel.  Most people are simply too intimidated to take on someone of Hawking’s stature.  But not mathematician John Lennox. 

God and Stephen Hawking is a short, to the point, dismantling of Hawking’s hypothesis of “creation from nothing,” in his bestseller, The Grand Design.  Lennox exposes multiple fallacies in Hawking’s logic and while he acknowledges Hawking’s scientific mind, he finds great fault in his philosophical mind.  Lennox’s book, in short, is brilliant.  You do not have to be a student of Quantum Physics to understand and follow Lennox, but you do have to mentally engage with this little book.

I highly recommend this book to college students who find themselves bombarded at every turn by evolutionary theory.  Lennox also reminds us that there is nothing so out of the ordinary as a true Christian scientist.

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One response to “Book of the Month”

  1. Ron Krumpos says :

    In “The Grand Design” Stephen Hawking postulates that M-theory may be the Holy Grail of physics…the Grand Unified Theory which Einstein had tried to formulate, but never completed. It expands on quantum mechanics and string theories.

    In my free ebook on comparative mysticism, “the greatest achievement in life,” is a quote by Albert Einstein: “…most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and most radiant beauty – which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive form – this knowledge, this feeling, is the center of all religion.”

    E=mc², Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, is probably the best known scientific equation. I revised it to help better understand the relationship between divine Essence (Love, Grace, Spirit), matter (mass/energy: visible/dark) and consciousness (f(x) raised to its greatest power). Unlike the speed of light, which is a constant, there are no exact measurements for consciousness. In this hypothetical formula, basic consciousness may be of insects, to the second power of animals and to the third power the rational mind of humans. The fourth power is suprarational consciousness of mystics, when they intuit the divine essence in perceived matter. This was a convenient analogy, but there cannot be a divine formula.

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