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Optimism in a Dark Time: Meyer, Lennox, and the “God Hypothesis”

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Photo: Kevin Sorbo and John Lennox, a scene from Against the Tide.

Discovery Institute philosopher of science Stephen Meyer recommends the forthcoming “one night only” film Against the Tide: Finding God in an Age of Science. It stars Oxford University mathematician John Lennox and actor Kevin Sorbo, and you can see it on November 19. Be sure to reserve your tickets here. There are many theater locations across the country. Here is Meyer’s view:

One night only! Bring your friends and family. As Steve Meyer points out,  John Lennox is a charming presence and the science here is at the cutting edge — of the debate not only about intelligent design but about the “God Hypothesis.” The latter, of course, is the subject of Meyer’s new book — Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe — which comes out in March.

We are living in a dark time. The culture that holds up our nation rocks dangerously, buffeted by the winds of cult-like, nihilistic ideologies. Against those winds, giving reason for optimism, stand people like Dr. Lennox and Dr. Meyer. They argue that the universe offers us scientific evidence of purpose. And not only purpose in a generic sense but purpose reflecting the mind of a Person — a personal God as in the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Steve Meyer and John Lennox, by the way, sat down for a conversation recently that we will be releasing soon. Stay tuned for that!

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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