Ray determined that the laws of physics and mathematics show there are two possible answers to the question ‘How did we come to live in a universe that is as astoundingly fine-tuned as ours?’
Glendora, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
When Stephen Hawking, the most famous scientist living in the twenty-first century, published “The Grand Design,” he provoked a lively response in the media. Hawking wrote that the laws of physics made God unnecessary when explaining the origin of the universe. In “Is God Unnecessary?,” (published by iUniverse) author Walter Alan Ray presents several lucid reasons why Hawking’s thesis is mistaken. Ray does not use philosophical or theological arguments, but presents the same laws of physics that Hawking says demonstrate his position.
Ray presents several reasons why Hawking’s thesis is mistaken.. In “Is God Unnecessary?” Ray examines:
- Hawking’s “Apparent Miracle”
- Hawking’s assumption that Charles Darwin explained the origin of life
- The question, “Can something come out of nothing?”
- The cosmological constant in Einstein’s equations – the factor that Hawking considers the most impressive coincidence
- Hawking’s solution to the “completely incomprehensible” value of the cosmological constant
- How physics and mathematics join to show that in the current state of our knowledge, physics and mathematics have something important to say about the origin of the universe.
Ray determined that the laws of physics and mathematics show there are two possible answers to the question ‘How did we come to live in a universe that is as astoundingly fine-tuned as ours?’ The arguments presented in
“Is God Unnecessary?” show neither of these two answers is the solution proposed by Hawking.
“Is God Unnecessary?”
By Walter Alan Ray
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 76 pages | ISBN 9781475954630
E-Book | 76 pages | ISBN 9781475954647
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Walter Alan Ray earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in biblical studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. Ray has worked as an engineer and served as senior pastor of Glenkirk Presbyterian Church in Glendora, Calif. where he resides.
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