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What the Message from Space Is Telling Us About God

Paperback, 393 pages, 98 photos. Reviews


Book CoverShow 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” creation event.
  • Alan Guth, father of the inflationary big bang theory, speaks of the “fine-tuning” of the universe.
  • 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 formed.
  • 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.”

George Smoot tells the author why he called his discovery “fingerprints from the Maker.”

Charles Steidel describes how his team found the time when galaxies were forming — and before.

Robert Jastrow explains how the scientific enterprise comes to a sudden and unexpected halt at the very beginning of the universe.

Fred Heeren (here speaking on God and cosmology to the Chicago Astronomical Society) brings the latest space results down to earth for general readers and science buffs alike.

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