This excuse-shattering exposé of Darwin and Dawkins is the Dave Hunt magnum opus you’ve been waiting (and praying) for! Each of Dave’s seminal works—whether on occultism, Catholicism, Calvinism, ecumenism, Islam, or cosmic evolution, have all been, at the time of their publication, his “most important work to date”—and this 606-page refutation of Darwinian evolution (as championed by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and today’s aggressive “New Atheists”) is no exception.
As Dave has repeatedly said throughout the production of Cosmos, Creator, and Human Destiny, “This is not the book I set out to write.” For one reason, it is not an exhaustive scientific treatise dealing purely with innumerable physical evidences. Neither is it a micro-focused academic volume that requires a degree in astrophysics to understand.
Rather, Cosmos is a book that every Christian can and should read; comforting and confidence-boosting for believers, convicting and catastrophic to the skeptic’s worldview. It is a soul-arresting work that strikes to the heart of the human condition and man-centered philosophy. With shatterproof logic, it turns the arguments of atheists upon themselves, while at the same time graciously illuminating the irrefutable evidence of providence and design in every “corner” of the cosmos. The countless quotes of leading scientists and atheists (used in their original context) are alone worth the price of this lovingly written and beautifully presented hardcover.
Seasoned creation-science readers will recognize that this book is intentionally “non-creationist” in appearance. Missing (by design) are the usual prolific endorsements of leading conservative evangelicals, which Dave’s impeccable research and reasoning generally garner. Even the jacket copy has been carefully crafted to pique the interest of the atheist, agnostic, or skeptic. The reason is simple: though the book is being sold primarily through distribution channels catering to Christians, Dave personally wants to give scoffers, skeptics, and non-believers every reason to pick up the book and crack it open. This magnificent hardcover volume was designed to reach your friend, neighbor, co-worker, brother, sister, mother, father, teacher, and professor with reason, logic, passion, and compassion.
But make no mistake: Though Dave’s unique approach will hold the attention of ardent critics, this book is also an indispensable armory for the serious high school, college/career, and adult believer. And, as one can expect from a Dave Hunt book, the author does not avoid the Scriptures but skillfully weaves the historicity of God’s Word and the gospel throughout, with unmistakable clarity and conviction.
Outside of God’s Word, there seems to be increasingly few books that merit small-group study these days—but in a world increasingly hostile to the truth that “sets one free” and which may be “clearly seen,” Cosmos is one of those you’ll want to read, share, and prayerfully consider using for your home, church, or college/career study group.
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- Science Then and Now
- The New Atheists’ Speculative “Science”
- Impassable Chasms, Impossible Cliffs
- In the Beginning: The Question of Origins
- The Eternal Dilemma
- Why Can’t “Science” Tell Us Why?
- What About the Big Bang?
- From Big Bang to Life?
- Descent Into Collective Madness?
- Selfish Genes, Selfish People
- The Riddle of “Life”
- Consciousness, Conscience, and Morals
- Morals and Meaning Without God
- Against All Odds
- The Emperor Has No Clothes
- Misunderstandings and False Charges
- The Overlooked, Irrefutible Proof
- The Role of Israel and of Christ as Further Proof
- What If...? What Then?
What Darwin Failed to Answer...
Where Dawkins Fears to Tread...
This volume explores the fascinating reaches of our fragile human existence in the magnificent yet mysterious space-time continuum that Charles Darwin failed to address and where Richard Dawkins fears to tread.
Plagued by the failure of modern science to explain the most pressing questions of human existence, “Why are we here?” and “What is our destiny?” many of today’s postmoderns are once again boldly going where man has gone before in a desperate final quest for the hidden “holy grail” of cosmology.
Erwin Schrödinger, the famed Austrian theoretical physicist who received the Nobel Prize in 1933 for his contributions to quantum mechanics, confided: “[Science] knows nothing of . . . good or bad, God and eternity. . . . Whence came I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question. . . . Science has no answer to it.”
Echoing this dilemma, British astrophysicist Sir Arthur S. Eddington, famous for his work on the theory of relativity in the early 20th century, also reasoned: “Thus, in the physical world, what a body does and what a body ought to do are equivalent; but we are well aware of another domain where they are anything but equivalent…. There is a clear distinction between natural law, which must be obeyed, and moral law, which ought to be obeyed. Ought takes us outside of physics and chemistry.”
Today’s postmoderns take pride in their perpetual pursuit ot knowledge—but the questions for readers now holding this book are clear: How will you recognize the seemingly elusive chalice of “ultimate truth” when it actually appears? And finally, what will you do with it when this coveted cup is within your grasp?
In a sweeping panorama of inquiry and exploration, the timeless quest within these pages leads grail-seekers and skeptics alike to a destiny-altering consideration of the cosmos—and the question of human existence.
Why are we here?
And where are we going?
Does science have an answer to these two most fundamental questions of human existence? Can mankind determine and direct the future of life on earth purely by scientific means?
Considered to be the two brightest men alive today, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and mathematical physicist and philosopher Roger Penrose share two honors together—The Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Wolf Foundation Prize for Physics.
Their writings also indicate more than a casual consideration of the question of origins as it pertains to the cosmos, a creator, and human destiny:
“Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? . . . It is difficult to discuss the beginning of the universe without mentioning the concept of God.”
“There is a certain sense in which I would say the universe has a purpose. It’s not there just somehow by chance. Some people take the view that the universe is simply there . . . and we happen by accident to find ourselves in this thing. . . . I think that there is something much deeper about . . . its existence, which we have little inkling of at the moment.”
- Title: Cosmos, Creator, and Human Destiny
- Item#: B60644
- ISBN: 978-1-928660-64-4
- Size: 606 pp
- Weight: 2.1
- Copyright: 2010