The Return of the God Hypothesis

by Stephen C. Meyer     |     Book Summary


Author: Stephen C. Meyer
Publisher: HarperOne
Date: 2021
Pages: 568

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


The scientific community is dominated by the worldview of naturalism, also known as materialism. This worldview insists that there is no Creator God. Rather, the naturalist insists that “matter, energy, and/or the laws of physics are the entities from which everything else came and that those entities have existed from eternity past as the uncreated foundation of all that exists” (p. 3, emphasis in original). 

Not only do naturalists believe these entities have always existed, they also insist that “matter and energy organized themselves by various strictly naturalistic processes to produce all the complex forms of life we see today” (p. 3). A number of notable scientists have held to naturalism, including Thomas Hobbes, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Bill Nye, and Stephen Hawking

Despite the present popularity of naturalism within the scientific community, there are good reasons for questioning the assumptions of this worldview. These reasons include three lines of scientific evidence that simply cannot be explained by materialism: 

  1. Evidence in cosmology suggests that the universe had a beginning.
  2. Evidence in physics suggests that the universe is fine-tuned for life.
  3. Evidence in biology suggests that genetic information came from a designer.





The Return of the God Hypothesis

by Stephen C. Meyer

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Stephen C. Meyer
Publisher HarperOne
Date 2021
Pages 568


Overview:

The scientific community is dominated by the worldview of naturalism, also known as materialism. This worldview insists that there is no Creator God. Rather, the naturalist insists that “matter, energy, and/or the laws of physics are the entities from which everything else came and that those entities have existed from eternity past as the uncreated foundation of all that exists” (p. 3, emphasis in original). 

Not only do naturalists believe these entities have always existed, they also insist that “matter and energy organized themselves by various strictly naturalistic processes to produce all the complex forms of life we see today” (p. 3). A number of notable scientists have held to naturalism, including Thomas Hobbes, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Bill Nye, and Stephen Hawking

Despite the present popularity of naturalism within the scientific community, there are good reasons for questioning the assumptions of this worldview. These reasons include three lines of scientific evidence that simply cannot be explained by materialism: 

  1. Evidence in cosmology suggests that the universe had a beginning.
  2. Evidence in physics suggests that the universe is fine-tuned for life.
  3. Evidence in biology suggests that genetic information came from a designer.