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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Proffitt

Podcast: The Return of the God Hypothesis with Dr. Benjamin Williams, Part 1

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This podcast reviewed Stephen Meyer’s book “Return of the God Hypothesis.” In this book, Meyer puts forward a powerful case for the scientific argument for faith and science that would lead to belief in God’s design behind the universe.

This three-part series of podcasts will focus on the following points:

  1. The History of Faith and Science

  2. How did we get to this point?

  3. Basic tenants of the arguments for a Creator

Several years ago, names such as Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens in the New Atheist were huge in the atheistic world and public thinking and philosophy. These men were logic powerhouses which left America spiritually and religiously skeptical going into the last 1990’s.

Science has now slipped into a more post-modern vibe coming from the sharp logic of the preceding years after the 1990s. From a post-modern view, religion is just another viewpoint to be skeptical of because of the baseness of absolute truth.

These thinkers listed above are finding themselves agreeing with conservative Christians by believing in absolute truth and facts. This is what happens when you try and combine new-age thinking (no absolute truth) with the scientific theorem. The men the atheistic world once loved and esteemed are now getting canceled because of their belief in absolute truth.

The History of Faith and Science

In the times of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, science was inseparable from philosophy and theology. Only in very recent history have we removed science from philosophy and theology. The scientific question “Does the universe have a cause?” was first asked by Aristotle which caused him get to into philosophy and theology. Aquinas introduced a re-discovery of Aristotle.

No one was better at science than the ancient Greeks. They calculated the distance to the sun and the circumference of the earth, and many other things. This was amazing considering their lack of knowledge comparative to today’s standards.

Some of the major discoveries in physics (from Galileo into more recent history) were not as we perceive them in our modern culture. For example, the “Big Bang Theory” was once thought to be an argument for Theism. In our post-Christian culture, it is a staple of atheism. As the world excels in evil, the thought behind reality and the progression of atheistic thought skyrockets so that we can no longer identify truth nor acknowledge the reality of absolute truth.

In the field of physics, these men (Newton, Galileo, Kepler, etc.) believed themselves as called by God to discover truths about him. They were focused on science with the purpose of glorifying God. Additionally, they realized there were limits to what science could and could not do. This is a needed reminder as we face an age of New Atheists.

Brittany Proffitt lives in Dallas and is a writer and content manager for So We Speak.


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