A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God ?My road to atheism was paved by science . . . But, ironically, so was my later journey to God.??Lee Strobel During his academic years, Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded, a belief that colored his ensuing career as an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Science had made the idea of a Creator irrelevant?or so Strobel thought. But today science is pointing in a different direction. In recent years, a diverse and impressive body of research has increasingly supported the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. At the same time, Darwinism has faltered in the face of concrete facts and hard reason. Has science discovered God? At the very least, it?s giving faith an immense boost as new findings emerge about the incredible complexity of our universe. Join Strobel as he reexamines the theories that once led him away from God. Through his compelling and highly readable account, you?ll encounter the mind-stretching discoveries from cosmology, cellular biology, DNA research, astronomy, physics, and human consciousness that present astonishing evidence in The Case for a Creator. Mass market edition available in packs of six.Publishers Description
A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God My road to atheism was paved by science . . . But, ironically, so was my later journey to God. ---Lee Strobel During his academic years, Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded, a belief that colored his ensuing career as an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Science had made the idea of a Creator irrelevant---or so Strobel thought. But today science is pointing in a different direction. In recent years, a diverse and impressive body of research has increasingly supported the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. At the same time, Darwinism has faltered in the face of concrete facts and hard reason. Has science discovered God? At the very least, it s giving faith an immense boost as new findings emerge about the incredible complexity of our universe. Join Strobel as he reexamines the theories that once led him away from God. Through his compelling and highly readable account, you ll encounter the mind-stretching discoveries from cosmology, cellular biology, DNA research, astronomy, physics, and human consciousness that present astonishing evidence in The Case for a Creator. Mass market edition available in packs of six."
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|This Case You Must Have Mar 8, 2007|
|The Case for a Creator is a tremendously straightforward explanation of powerful evidence to substantiate the existance of The Creator. DNA, Micro-Biology, Darwinism revealed, debunking of popular thinking and presentation of cutting edge scientific thought. The experts are called out to explain how the world got made. And the overwhelming evidence is it as NOT an accident. Only one way to build a mousetrap that works. But where did the parts really come from? Dinosaur evidence is severely lacking to explain evolution and the creation of the thinking process in your head could not have happened by accident. Science cannot account for the fact that you exist, but you do. Wonderful presentation and explains opposing viewpoints with aplomb.|
|A convincing book, for a layman in scientific field Nov 13, 2005|
| To be honest, I, too, am a layman in many scientific fields. And I must confess that I was almost convinced by this book when I reached Chapter 2 of this book. However, I noticed something lacking in this book. It is the lack of opposite argument that opposes all the scientists that were interviewed by Lee Strobel.|
When I reached Chapter 2 and started reading the argument concerning the flaw of Miller's experiment or should we say Miller-Urey experiment, I noticed something strange. The scientist said that there was very little hydrogen within early-earth atmosphere because they escaped into space. How can anything escape into space? How can anything of earth escape earth's gravity? Unless, of course, the object's initial velocity is 11.2 Km/s (while excluding the friction of the atmosphere). So what has propelled the entire Hydrogen atom into space? And after this point, I found it difficult to continue reading.
But for the sake of reading, I continued on and I noticed that for every argument, there is no counter argument. You might say that the entire book itself is the counter argument. And you are right. However, every scientist in the book claimed that the "recent" discoveries of science showed that the previous theories no longer hold. And that the scientists who still hold on the old theories did not even counter these "recent" discoveries. As a journalist, Strobel should also interview the scientists who hold opposite view than the ones he interview in the first place.
I heard from a friend of mine that the book even discredit Stephen Hawking's mathematical model of the universe. And apparently, according to the scientist interviewed by Strobel, it was because Hawking use imaginary number within his equation and did not convert it into real number at the end. Tell you what; imaginary number is as real as any number. However it will be meaningless to apply them in construction or accounting. But applying them into AC circuitry will give a satisfactory answer, even if you do not convert them into real number. Moreover, their real life counterpart can cause harm or damage to either human or other equipment even if they themselves are called imaginary.
In the first chapter of the book, Strobel said that he wanted to explore all possibilities. Alas, he failed miserably. By reading the book, you will wonder why our school textbook still teach the "misguided" and "misleading" information and might be convinced of conspiracy. Well, maybe because the "recent" discoveries itself are not well supported and failed. I have shown you two minor aspect of the book that is flawed, for I know of them. And I bet that any reader with more knowledge than me will be able to point out more flaws within the book. And even if it is only a minor aspect, no hypothesis will survive if one of the assumptions it is build upon is flawed. Such is science.
However, he did write a good book for the conversation within the book is easy to understand. What he failed, however, was to present the other side of the argument. And one must take heed of this fact when reading this book. I was planning to give it one star but seeing how argumentative it is and easy to understand, I will give it 3 stars.
|Strobel's Third Book Explores Evolution vs. Creation Sep 30, 2005|
|As a biology student in the 1970's, I was exposed to evolutionary theory in my college education. Not only had I been exposed to it, I was absolutely indoctrinated in it, and I learned that my college professors considered evolution a "fact", not just a theory. I was never fully convinced of the theory of evolution, as it did not explain adequately in my mind how all the different life forms evolved from one single-celled organism. I considered this a tremendous leap of faith, one that took more faith to believe than believing in a Creator. Many of my questions and doubts about evolution were poo-poo'ed by my porfessors, and although they did not have definitive answers to the questions either, they assured me that in time (and with more scientific study) my questions would be answered. |
As we enter a new millenium, the theory of evolution is being questioned like never before. Proponents of "intelligent design" claim that the theory of evolution cannot account for the beginning of life from non-living matter, and that the diversity of life is such that unguided "blind" evolution cannot explain it adequately. Although the general public has not yet been informed of this, the theory of evolution is a theory in crisis, not only through those that criticize its faults and weaknesses, but from scientists themselves that no longer find adequate explanation in the theory. Strobel's book takes up these issues and presents a logical discussion on the weaknesses of evolutionary theory and the case for intelligent design. Issues explored are as follows:
Modern Education and Evolution in the Classroom
Doubts about Darwinian Evolution
Physics and evolution
Astronomy and evolution
Biochemistry and evolution
DNA and intelligent design
This is a great resource for the average lay-person who does not want to get bogged down with in-depth discussions on physics and molecular structure. Strobel presents the material in a manner that is easy for all to understand. However, please know that this is not an "easy read". It will require thought on the part of the reader and is not just a book you can pick up and read at leisure. If used as a serious study book, the reader will get far more out of the content than if read casually.
As in Strobel's previous two books on Christ and Christian faith, this is another highly recommended book. It will definately challenge your conceptions on evolution.
Jim "Konedog" Koenig
|To Truth Sep 6, 2005|
|I cannot escape the negativity that follows me, or so it seems. Every time I put a review on this site, people that, either have no intention to read the book in the first place, or do not like the fact that I am telling the truth, seem to believe that I have no idea what I am talking about. Unfortunately for them, I do. |
I have read three books by Lee Strobel, so far. Not because I think that he is the quintessential apologist for the American faction, but because I think that his conversational style reaches people who might otherwise not understand the subject. Strobel's syntax and diction, alone, should gain him a three star rating. That's like me saying that Stephen Jay Gould has no literary ability, while giving him one star. Though I may not agree with everything that Gould says, I certainly have a great deal of respect for his literary prose! If a man can write, let him write!
Now, on to a Case for a Creator. I have read quite a few books on science against evolution, but this one, by far, is the most comprehensive collection of facts, information, and data that deals with evolution that I have read, so far. Strobel tends to have a keen eye for finding experts that, not only know what they are talking about, but are able to relate that information in a consumer friendly form. That being said, the information presented boggled my mind. Having never read anything about our "privileged planet," or anything else on cosmology for that matter, I was truly shocked to learn about how perfect the Earth really is.
Like any other book by Lee, he packs this book with locatable citations, and ends chapters with "for further evidence." While I agree to some extent the Strobel may have taking the ID argument past its intention by mentioning religion, I do not agree that this book was made for Christians, at all! In fact, most of the writers in this books discuss a several million (some billion) year old universe. How then, would this be a literal 7-day interpretation of Christianity? Obviously, it wouldn't. In fact, the fact that Strobel doesn't attempt to counter this fact clearly shows that Christians weren't his only intended audience. What better way to destroy a "science" you think is erroneous, than by asking the EXPERTS (whose credentials are touted by Strobel to erase the myth that religious people are `idiots' as Dawkins loves to suggest), while bludgeoning them with questions that a skeptic would ask.
If you are interested in Intelligent Design, or have some nagging questions about Darwinism, read this book. I promise-- you will not be disappointed. Like I always say, you do not have to agree with someone's views to learn from them; all you do is have to read, and you have done your brain a great service already. Viva informacion
|Yet Another Ignorant Reviewer!!!! Aug 12, 2005|
|Not sure where the people who write bad reviews on Intelligent Design books have the free time to waste and make fools of themselves, but...I guess they have to regurgitate their blind faith in evolution somewhere where they don't have to be refuted! The fact that some, indeed not even most of the people Lee interviewed are currently working at the Discovery Institute does not negate their scientific findings...or their decades of research! I could easily say that all macro-evolutionary zealots and kool-aid drinkers are forced to believe in their grand myths simply because they have an a priori commitment to atheism and materialism. But I assume that much is blatantly obvious and not worth bringing up. The people in this book were atheists first, researched in their particular fields of specialization, compared their unquestionable findings to other branches of science, concluded that there is a designer, and THEN became theists. And given the degree of venomous hatred and fear coming from the flat earth/macro-evolutionist Realpolitik, they are forced to do their research in a self-organized facility. If this were pre-enlightenment, I suppose they wouldn't even be able to write and research since the new Church of Darwin would have burned them at the stake!!! Wake up, little man.|
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