God: The Failed Hypothesis

Physicist Vic Stenger’s God: The Failed Hypothesis—How Science Shows that God Does Not Exist is now available. It should interest most Secular Outpost readers, especially those who like to read about science and religion issues.

I wrote one of the jacket blurbs for it: “Both casual readers interested in what science has to say about religion and scholars looking to acquaint themselves with the latest science-based arguments against God will find much in this book worth their attention.” Now, the book is hardly likely to sell an extra zillion copies because of this endorsement, but I do think it’s worth reading, whether you end up cheering Stenger on or if you find yourself questioning the ambitious claims he makes.

About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11024988454431006674 CyberKitten

    COOL…! That’ll certainly be going on my Wish List. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00763792476799485687 J. J. Ramsey

    A serious question: Is this book more rigorous than The God Delusion?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10778996187937943820 Taner Edis

    Is this book more rigorous than The God Delusion?

    Yes, largely. The God Delusion was intended for “consciousnesss raising” rather than hardcore argument. Stenger’s book is devoted to more direct arguments against the reality of a God. It’s a semipopular book, so it’s not intended just for an academic readership, but I guess you could call it more “rigorous.”


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