Item description for Show Me God: What the Message from Space Is Telling Us About God (Wonders, 1) by Fred Heeren & George Smoot...
Overview In exclusive interviews, Stephen Hawking, NASA leaders, and Nobel prize-winning astronomers talk about how their discoveries have affected life's big questions. Topics include the creation and fine-tuning of the universe, the purpose of life, and the nature of God. The humor and multimedia format make this title make it especially appealing. 98 photos.
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Studio: Day Star Productions
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2002
Publisher Day Star Productions
ISBN 1885849532 ISBN13 9781885849533 UPC 707537777732
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More About Fred Heeren & George Smoot
Heeren is a science writer. He also serves as editor of the quarterly journal, Cosmic Pursuit, a magazine for people who want to explore and debate the ultimate questions raised by science. He speaks at astronomy conventions, participates in debates, and talks to groups that are interested in hearing more about the last evidence for the intelligent design of our cosmos.
Fred Heeren currently resides in Wheeling, in the state of Illinois. Fred Heeren was born in 1953.
Reviews - What do customers think about Show Me God: What the Message from Space Is Telling Us About God (Wonders, 1)?
Show Me God Apr 5, 2008
The book was in excellent condition and is one of the best books I have ever read showing the obvious physical evidence that the is a God.
A Mixed Review Nov 29, 2007
As an amateur astronomer, college English teacher, and biblical enthusiast(though not a complete believer), I found Heeran's attempt to walk the thin line between science and faith a fascinating and impressive journey. Heeran is a strong and engaging writer, presenting difficult cosmological concepts with wit and ease, and supports his arguments with interviews from the great cosmologists of past and present. His conclusion is that as science moves closer to acceptance of the Big Bang theory and its supernatural beginings, it also moves closer to biblical prophecy. But I do have problems with the final conclusion...that science has now, to an extent, proven The Bible. We must not forget that the origin of the universe is a terribly frustrating conundrum, and neither science nor the Bible can really prove their respective cases. The latest "craze" is the Big Bang theory, but it is still just a theory full of massive speculations and extrapolations buzzing around like fruit flies with very little observational support that can be considered proof. Yes, there is red shift and ripples in background radiation, but can we really say this confirms a theory as bizarre as an explosion from nothing into the Universe we know today? These are simply good guesses and so neither source, science or the Bible, can be cited to prove the other. In fact, both are operating in the realm of faith or myth, which does not mean they are to be rejected, but simply that they should not be accepted as provable facts. Near the end, Heeran veers off his objective path into the Bible belt and cites his own premises which he considers obvious preconditions, such as the "fact" that a world without a conscious designer has no meaning or purpose, and uses this as proof of a higher deity. But many of these preconditions are not tenable, and thus the conclusions are suspect. In spite of all these caveats, I think this is a marvelous attempt to do the impossible and certainly the first two-thirds of the book should be read by anyone interested in cosmology.
Make conclusion fit the data or Data fit the Conclusion Nov 26, 2007
This is a decent read. If you're looking for backing behind your faith or ID support then this will provide it. But its not the scientific cornerstone or well supported scholarship that many of the ID proponents claim. His book is an assortment of heterogeneous elements, often unrelated to each other, including a fictional short story as well as conversations with a fictional editor. These are peppered with explanations of cosmological theories and cherry picking of quotes or thoughts of other scientists, etc.
He makes some silly notes on the probability of this or that existing - or of the tweaking or slight changes in the universe that would serve as proof. There are many counters to this. Changing one small parameter and keeping all else constant to show that something like the universe then fails is silly. Many of the arguments are then crudely fastened together but only if you don't try to debunk them. It comes down to a faith issue analogy - it'll make you feel good and confident as long as you don't know better or don't try to critique it. This is a fit the data to the conclusion type book.
show me god: what the message from space is telling us about god Mar 8, 2007
very good quality
Many attempts to debunk Heeren... Oct 10, 2006
I read this book shortly after its revision came out around 2000, and found it extremely well-argued. Given that, I'm amazed at how vehemently evolutionists attempt to debunk Heeren's points (and even his style of writing).
I'm lead to wonder just how "established" evolution can be when Fred Heeren's book "Show Me God" has a forward written by the person who just won the Nobel Prize for Physics, George Smoot?
Evolutionists can claim that evangelicals are "crazy" or "ignorant", but how can they claim that about the man who won the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics?