Saturday, August 28, 2010

Quote of the Day: With the hypothetical approach, God is the starting point.”

“With the philosophical approach, God is the endpoint of our deliberations. With the hypothetical approach, he is the starting point.” --  Edgar Andrews, Who Made God? Searching for a Theory of Everything.  


Christianity has great explanatory scope and power. It arguably explains the "facts of life" and human experience better than any competing world-view. It is also deeply satisfying.


Andrew's book is reviewed here at Apologetics315:
Andrews proceeds to test the God hypothesis as it compares to an atheistic hypothesis when it comes to cosmic origins, the origin of the laws of science, the moral law, and the origin of first life, and living organisms. He notes the limits of science to explain everything: “The claim that, given time, science will explain everything is simply the atheist’s version of the God of the gaps.”(96) Andrews also explores the issues of design found in DNA and the cell.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

SDC said:

You forget that it's the starting point with the completely made-up approach.

RkBall said...

Your starting point is simply a different hypothesis.

Anonymous said...

If the universe was only based in order out of chaos, then only might would win. If order or fitness ruled over design and intervention then only the self serving would win. If matter was higher than light then there would be nothing to aspire towards. The universe is both by design, dark and light, the dark to challenge the light and provide 'fitness' for purpose. The dark to enjoy its own ends but paying a price in the recycling process. It is all about balance. (real conservative)

RkBall said...

Interesting thoughts.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"