There is a widespread assumption that there is no space for God in science, and no space for science in Christianity. This book addresses the question of whether the search for answers excludes belief in a Deity. Ransom Poythress’ logical and well–reasoned look at the common arguments will be a fascinating read for any with a genuine interest in pursuing truth.
Introduction: Understanding the Question
The Conflict Thesis
God of the Gaps Arguments
Behind the Curtain of Science, Part I: Objectivity and Truth
Behind the Curtain of Science, Part II: Materialist Assumptions
Behind the Curtain of Science, Part III: Materialist Limitations
Behind the Curtain of Science, Part IV: What’s Actually Necessary for Science
Behind the Curtain of Science, Part V: Scientific Laws
Behind the Curtain of Science, Part VI: Supernatural Assumptions and a Christian Philosophical Foundation for Science
Evidence: What Does It Look Like?
Big Bang and Fine–Tuning
Origin of Life
Evolution: The Big Picture
Evolution: Darwin’s Defenders
Appendix: Additional Resources
Each chapter includes a summary of the main points covered.
The Big Ten: Critical Questions Answered is a Christian apologetics series which addresses ten commonly asked questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity. Each book, while easy to read, is challenging and thought–provoking, dealing with subjects ranging from hell to science. A good read whatever your present opinions.
About the Author
Ransom H. Poythress holds a B.S. from Caltech, M.A. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Boston University (Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry). He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Biology at Houghton College in Houghton, New York where he lives with his wife Lisbeth and their two boys.