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The renowned science writer, mathematician, and best-selling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims of the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.

A highly publicized coterie of scientists and thinkers, including Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens, and Lawrence Krauss, have vehemently contended that breakthroughs in modern science have disproven the existence of God, asserting that we must accept that the creation of the universe came out of nothing, that religion is evil, that evolution fully explains the dazzling complexity of life, and more. In this much-needed audiobook, science journalist Amir Aczel profoundly disagrees and conclusively demonstrates that science has not, as yet, provided any definitive proof refuting the existence of God.

Why Science Does Not Disprove God is his brilliant and incisive analyses of the theories and findings of such titans as Albert Einstein, Roger Penrose, Alan Guth, and Charles Darwin, all of whose major breakthroughs leave open the possibility - and even the strong likelihood - of a Creator. Bolstering his argument, Aczel lucidly discourses on arcane aspects of physics to reveal how quantum theory, the anthropic principle, the fine-tuned dance of protons and quarks, the existence of anti-matter, and the theory of parallel universes, also fail to disprove God.

©2014 Amir Aczel (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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Intellectually satisfying on many levels

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Not a book to prove God.

If you are an aethiestic or theistic fanatic, you probably won't like this book (although I'd love you to prove me wrong!)

The approach of the book is mainly to counter the scientifically heretical assertions coming out of the fadish new atheist camp. Those assertions belie anti-religious sentiments which have been packaged and sold as scientifically validated truths.

If you want to understand why the new atheist arguments smell, I think you'll love this book.

If you trust science but also want to believe we are more than thinking meat stumbling around a cold meaningless unforgiving world, and feel snobbish atheism creeping in to leave room for little else, then I suspect you'll find this book is a Godsend.

I loved many aspects of this book... But I think the biggest surprise for me is the elevated perspective Amir walked me through of many of the areas I thought I already had a handle on. I thoroughly enjoyed the anthropologic story of religious evolution and the survey of mathematics, science, and history. So much fun food to chew on!

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A bit deep in spots, but worth powering through them!

As a scientist that was raised in the church, I have many, many questions about this topic. Yet, through all my studies, I could not let go of the "what if/perhaps" of God's existence, and embrace the atheism as so many of my colleagues. The book talks to this deep feeling and belief I have in a scientific manner, using the excuses of the new atheist movement to call to question their declarations, as well uses deep theoretical but scientific declarations to illuminate that question mark.
I am now more confident in my belief that I stated in my 6th grade class - that things are just too complex and too perfect to be a sheer happenstance.

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  • William
  • Haslet, Texas, United States
  • 07-29-15

God is Real

Would you consider the audio edition of Why Science Does Not Disprove God to be better than the print version?

I always prefer hard copy but I travel so audio is at times more efficient for me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

God

If you could give Why Science Does Not Disprove God a new subtitle, what would it be?

A Christian's guide to navigate in a secular world!

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Helps keep science in the right place.

One of the best exposures of sciences attempt to exult itself above GOD. GOD had put in His word that it is impossible to please GOD
without faith and by faith we live and move and have our being.

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Excellent!

I have heard Dr. Aczel speak. too bad he was unable to voice the book himself. I found the argumenst fair and well supported. he is not dogmatic in any way. i would vigorously recomend this book to any who are interested in science. well done!

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Excellent

I enjoyed this book immensely. So much that I bought a hard bound copy for my own library. It answered many questions for me. Such as why science can't disprove the existence of God. There were several things that I could grasp, such as what was said regarding physics, time and different components of space; that make up the universe. For me this book was so informative I've decided to go through it for a second time.

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Great listen.

Excellent book. The author has some exceptional points that counter the supposed iron-clad belief among people like Lawrence Krauss that science has disproved the existence of God.

A few of the chapters are a little dry, with some not adding much to the ultimate conclusion. But the analysis of nothing and infinity in the penultimate chapter alone is worth it.

I found it very compelling overall. And Grover Gardner is a marvelous narrator.

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Excellent meeting of faith and mind.

The narrator is excellent. Unfortunately, I heard him read <Innocents Abroad>, and I kept thinking of an absurd Mark Twain!

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I'll still reccomend this book, but...

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Another fascinating subject covered by my favorite non-fiction writer/author.Too bad the reader mispronounces a fair percentage of names and of other words. For example, I think most narrators mangle "Tycho Brahe", but this gentleman doesn't even try. He just quickly mumbles something with a "T" and a "B".Overall, his reading style is actually quite good, but there is only so much Nik-o-lay-u-us Copernicus I can handle without wanting to plug my ears.

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a little over my head

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

yes I will need to listen again it was a lot of information!

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It was interesting I will listen to it again!

What three words best describe Grover Gardner’s performance?

standard text book

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

yes

Any additional comments?

a movie would have to be a documentary

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