RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY
ITEM 1: BOOK
SHOW ME GOD order
—What the Message from Space Is Telling Us About God
Paperback, 393 pages, 98 photos. Reviews
Show Me God is a rare chance to hear about the
latest space discoveries from the discoverers themselves—and to learn how their
findings affect life’s big questions. With the help of today’s foremost
astronomers and cosmologists, Fred Heeren examines how their discoveries affect the big
questions about creation, the fine-tuning of the universe, the likelihood of
extraterrestrials, why we're here, and the nature of God. In interviews for this book:
- Stephen Hawking
explains how God relates to his no-boundary proposal of spacetime (and
the anthropic principle).
- Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson describe how their Nobel prize-winning
discovery led them away from their belief in an eternal universe to believing that the
universe was created.
- George Smoot tells
how his discovery of cosmic ripples with NASA's COBE satellite points
not just to a haphazard big bang, but to a “finely orchestrated”
- Alan Guth, father of
the inflationary big bang theory, speaks of the “fine-tuning” of the
- John Mather (COBE
satellite chief scientist) shows how science is still at a loss to
explain how the universe could come out of nothing in any natural way.
- Charles Steidel
describes how his team of astronomers discovered the time when galaxies
- Princeton's Jeremiah Ostriker explains why so many now believe in multiple universes.
- Robert Jastrow
(director of the Mt. Wilson Observatory) tells of “the most interesting
result in all of science.”
- Fred Heeren ties together all the evidence to come up with what he calls
“the IIP God.”