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No Wonder Atheists Resist the Big Bang

Image source: NASA Goddard/Jeremy Schnittman/Scott Noble.

As Stephen Meyer relates in Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe, it’s no wonder that materialists and atheists have resisted the idea of a Big Bang. He summarizes the challenge in a new brief video below that is worth sharing. If matter, time, space, and energy have not always existed — if they erupted into existence at a point in the past, not infinitely long ago — then whatever brought them into existence can’t have been matter, time, space, or energy. It can only have been something that transcended those, which is commonly what people have called God. As Meyer tells in his new bestselling book, while some resistance remains, scientific discoveries have overwhelmingly confirmed the explosive start of the universe. Combined with the evidence of information periodically infused into biology, this observation goes beyond generic intelligent design to a personal creator.

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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