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by Michael Corey


Michael Corey has clearly made an enormous effort in producing his book Corey does present enough 'expert testimony' to make the case that "our 'just right' goldilocks universe" is outrageously unlikely, impossible by any reasonable.

Michael Corey has clearly made an enormous effort in producing his book. It is almost encyclopedic in its mining of the discussion of what's become known as 'fine-tuning. Reports Of The National Center For Science Education). Corey does present enough 'expert testimony' to make the case that "our 'just right' goldilocks universe" is outrageously unlikely, impossible by any reasonable standard, unless it has been intended by a Super-intellect having some conceptual 'likeness' to Anaxagoras' 'primordial Mind' and Aristotle's 'First Mover'.

The God Hypothesis book. Michael Corey explains the religious ramifications of modern science in a common-sense style and in this book he seeks to reverse the idea that science has disproved the existence of God.

The God Hypothesis seeks to reverse the profound misunderstanding that science has disproved the existence of Go.

The God Hypothesis seeks to reverse the profound misunderstanding that science has disproved the existence of God. The book does this by showing how the latest scientific evidence points in precisely the opposite direction. Drawing on the fairy tale of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Michael A. Corey believes that the "just right" conditions that created life on earth provide overwhelming evidence of an Intelligent Designer at work.

by Michael Anthony Corey. Published 2002 by Rowman & Littlefield in Lanham, Md. Written in English. Anthropic principle, Cosmological Proof, Evolution, God, Natural theology, Proof, Cosmological, Proof, Teleological, Religion and science, Religious aspects, Religious aspects of Evolution, Teleological Proof, Theism. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Michael Anthony Corey. The God Hypothesis seeks to reverse the profound misunderstanding that science has disproved the existence of God. The book does this by showing how the latest scientific evidence points in precisely the opposite direction

Michael Anthony Corey. Corey believes that the "just right" conditions that created life on earth provide overwhelming evidence of an Intelligent Designer at work

Stephen Meyer and the Return of the God Hypothesis. In Ruse, Michael and William Dembski (eds) Debating Design.

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Stephen Meyer and the Return of the God Hypothesis. New York: Cambridge University Press, (pp. 130 – 148, 2004).

Chapter 4 The Universe According to Murphys Law. 37. Chapter 5 Goldilocks and the Anthropic Principle. 41. Chapter 6 Humanitys Role in Our Just Right Cosmos. 51. Chapter 7 Science and the Design Argument. 59. Chapter 11 Other Explanations for the Goldilocks Effect. 173. Chapter 12 Scientific Proof for a Just Right Designer. 211. Chapter 13 Modern Science and the Nature of God.

13 Among various books with discussions of the anthropic principle, at least two of them combine it with some form of ID argument: Denton, Michael . Nature's Destiny: Ho. .

The God Hypothesis seeks to reverse the profound misunderstanding that science has disproved the existence of God. Drawing on the fairy tale of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Michael A. Corey believes that the "just right" conditions that created life on earth provide overwhelming evidence of an Intelligent Designer at work.
Bedy
The God Hypothesis piqued my interest early on with regard to the intellectual discussion of religion. This book focuses on the teleological argument and makes for a great read for a beginner. If i had read this book at some point more recently i may have given a different rating, but having read it in my early teens, i found this book to be accessible, fun to read and very stimulating as it is full of the sort of facts that get you to think more and ask more.
Raniconne
Atheists don't much like this.
It shows the design or science necessary at the "BIG BANG" (scientists pretty much agree started this universe) to make it possible for our lives to exist on this earth.
Manarius
Everything was as expected.
Great content that made a spiritual religious matters go hand in hand with science...in this book God is seen with the eye of a scientist not that of just a theologian.
In so many pages I almost saw God, the matter that made me shiver with awe.
I loved it.
RED
Richard Dawkins wrote, "and that although atheism might have been logically tenable before Darwin, Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist."

This book strongly challenges such views. If it has been possible for most of the last century to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist on grounds of biology, then the discoveries in physics of the extreme precision of physical constants makes it much harder to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist in this one. The fact of a moment of creation, at big bang, at which space and time came into existence, and that the physical forces were immediately fine tuned to produce a universe capable of giving rise to life, is so remarkable and improbable that it demands an explanation.

Michael Corey writes this book well showing how evidence from many different areas of science is converging and leading to a view that the universe is so finely tuned that it is as Fred Hoyle put it, "a put up job." Corey references well, and distinguishes fact and measurements from interpretation. He disagrees with many materialist viewpoints but he does so respectfully, and explains where he thinks they go wrong. This book is in part a source book of examples of design in nature. Dawkins uses "the argument from personal incredulity" gambit when people see evidence of design. Dawkins claims that what appears to be designed is merely the appearance of design. Corey turns this round and shows that evidence of design is overwhelming, and that the basis for incredulity is that the numbers against chance processes bringing about our present universe fully justify our incredulity.

If Corey is right then the argument from design will gain great strength in coming years, and the search for a purely material explanation of our origins is doomed to fail. There is much in the universe that smacks of design. As Paul Davies (no relation to me)describes in "The Goldilocks Enigma" there is too much that is "just right" about our universe for it simply to be "just so." I'm not sure the multiverse theory gets us much further to an explanation- it's speculative, and an argument from design is actually simpler than multiple universes. Paul Davies describes the pros and cons of the multiverse idea well in the "Goldlilocks Enigma"

I recommend this book to readers. It sets out well the grounds for believing in Design, and an intelligent designer working to create and sustain our universe.

It will infuriate nontheistic materialists, such as Dawkins and Dennett, but the challenge to their views is growing in number, strength, and coherence at present. If the God Delusion was an attempt to convert believers to atheism, then this book is a challenge the other way- to attempt to show materialists the evidence of design in the universe.

In Christian terms the God revealed in this book would be more a Deistic God (he started the processes rolling and then withdrew)than a traditional Theistic God.

This book is a useful contribution to the debate and I recommend it to readers on both sides of the debate.
Very Old Chap
At about the same time I received this book, I read a similarly titled book whose thesis is the exact counter-argument to Corey's; that volume being "God: the Failed Hypothesis," by Victor Stenger. Both books are --intensely-- flawed. Stenger presents an easily rebutted collection of arguments that he claims to be 'science' putting God to the gallows once and for all. By his own modest admission, Stenger's interpretations of certain physical theories depart substantially from the understandings of most physicists, and many of Stenger's offbeat "interpretations" are simply silly. Unfortunately, the present volume, "The God Hypothesis," by Michael Corey, is argued almost as badly.

Corey does present enough 'expert testimony' to make the case that "our 'just right' goldilocks universe" is outrageously unlikely, impossible by any reasonable standard, unless it has been intended by a Super-intellect having some conceptual 'likeness' to Anaxagoras' 'primordial Mind' and Aristotle's 'First Mover'. Support is cited from the recent work of many well-known physicists: Gribbin, Davies, Hawking, Penrose, Rees, Barrow, Gingerich, Dyson, Jastrow, Smoot, and many more, as well as many biologists. If Corey had been a great deal more cautious in his interpretations and comments regarding the citations he makes, the book could have been both shorter and more powerfully argued. But when Corey throws his own 'scientific' understandings into the mix, he often succeeds only in muddling the topic at hand. Corey's defective spin on physical theory will have informed readers (perhaps especially those who might otherwise be inclined to agree with his thesis) gritting their teeth and wincing. Some examples of Corey's poor understanding of physics:

1) He says that the "flatness" of the universe refers to the fact that it can be accurately described with Euclidean geometry, that space-time is fortuitously not curved, and that life can only exist in a universe consistent with Euclidean geometry. Ouch! There is just no salvaging this kind of tangential blunder.

2) He says that most stars are like ours because they are "main sequence" stars. This seems to demonstrate a poor understanding. The main sequence is the long, 'star-like' phase typical of several classes of stars. Our star (the sun) is actually UNLIKE the vast majority of stars; as a Class G star, only about 8% of other stars are 'similar'. By far most stars are Class M and are decidedly different from our sun (they cannot have systems that host life as we know it).

3) He calls 10 to the negative 39th power a "huge number." Perhaps he means "huge" as in its largeness of extreme smallness??

At any rate, Corey too frequently 'shoots himself in the foot' with erroneous 'scientific' commentary. His book could have been much better if he could have stayed out of his own way. The book's slightly redeeming value is that the scientifically uniformed reader will not notice the author's interpretational gaffes (which are generally tangential and superfluous to his central thesis). The book is also a pretty good bibliographical source for more serious study. In short, the book's potential merits are conspicuously sullied by its author's careless commentary.
The God Hypothesis: Discovering Design in Our Just Right Goldilocks Universe ebook
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Michael Corey
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