God: The Failed Hypothesis : how Science Shows that God Does Not Exist

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Prometheus Books, 2007 - Atheism - 294 pages
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Physicist Victor J. Stenger contends that, if God exists, some evidence for this existence should be detectable by scientific means, especially considering the central role that God is alleged to play in the operation of the universe and the lives of humans. Treating the traditional God concept like any other scientific hypothesis, Stenger examines all of the claims made for God's existence. He considers the latest Intelligent Design arguments as evidence of God's influence in biology. He looks at human behavior for evidence of immaterial souls and the possible effects of prayer. He discusses the findings of physics and astronomy in weighing the suggestions that the universe is the work of a creator and that humans are God's special creation. After evaluating all the scientific evidence, Stenger concludes that beyond a reasonable doubt the universe and life appear exactly as we might expect if there were no God.--From publisher description.

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User Review  - Michael_Rose - LibraryThing

He goes further than most atheists go in his assessments. Generally, "god" is considered unfalsifiable, and the lack of belief comes largely from the lack of scientific (physical) evidence, or from ... Read full review

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User Review  - michael g. - Overstock.com

Victor Stenger is an excellent writer. He makes his case in clear precise English. A must have for any atheist. Theist should read it at their own risk. Read full review

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