Monday, April 12, 2021

The Return of the GOD Hypothesis By Stephen C. Meyer



The Return of the GOD Hypothesis:

Three Scientific Discoveries Revealing the Mind Behind the Universe

By Stephen C. Meyer

Philosopher of Science, Stephen C. Meyer, Director of the Center for Science & Culture at the Discovery Institute and New York Times bestselling author of Darwin's Doubt, has written a masterful work revealing evidence on the ultimate mystery of the universe: The Return of the GOD Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe - presenting groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology.

Beginning in the late 19th century, many intellectuals began to insist that scientific knowledge conflicts with traditional theistic belief - that science and belief in God are "at war." Philosopher of science Stephen Meyer challenges this view by examining three scientific discoveries with decidedly theistic implications. Building on the case for the intelligent design of life that he developed in Signature in the Cell and Darwin's Doubt, Meyer demonstrates how discoveries in cosmology and physics coupled with those in biology help to establish the identity of the designing intelligence behind life and the universe. 

Meyer argues that theism - with its affirmation of a transcendent, intelligent and active creator - best explains the evidence we have concerning biological and cosmological origins. Previously, Meyer refrained from attempting to answer questions about "who" might have designed life. Now he provides an evidence-based answer to perhaps the ultimate mystery of the universe. In so doing, he reveals a stunning conclusion: the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind - but the existence of a personal God. 

In The Return of the GOD Hypothesis, you'll learn:

·    Why Meyer disputes the claims that the new atheists have argued that science, properly understood, undermines belief in God and that science and religion have always been at war.

·    That Meyer appreciates British evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins's perspective that "The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference."

·      There are three discoveries that reveal the mind behind the universe.

·    How the discovery that the universe had a beginning supports the God hypothesis - and how Albert Einstein figures into the story about the discovery of the beginning.

·    Whether positing God as an explanation for scientific phenomena is a science stopper.

·    Why it is important to think about things like the origin of the universe, the design of living things, and the existence of God.

Key points in The Return of the GOD Hypothesis:

·    SCIENCE AND THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN TRADITION: Judeo-Christian ideas provided the inspiration for science during the period of the scientific revolution. Devoutly religious scientists such as Johannes Kepler, Robert Boyle, and Sir Isaac Newton show that science and religion (or Christianity) have not always been at war, contrary to the claims of new atheist writers such as Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, and others.

·    COSMOS and CREATOR: Recent discoveries in cosmology showing the universe had a beginning have decidedly theistic implications; namely, they point to a transcendent creator as the cause of the origin of the universe.

·    TACKLING THE MULTIVERSE: The book shows why positing one God is a better explanation than the many universes or "multiverse" hypothesis for the fine-tuning of the physical parameters that have made life possible.

·    MASTER PROGRAMMER: The book shows that recent discoveries about DNA point to an intelligent designer or master programmer or designer for life.

·    A UNIVERSE FROM SOMETHING: Physicists such as Stephen Hawking and Lawrence Krauss, who claim to have explained the origin of the universe from nothing but the laws of physics, inadvertently advance ideas that actually support the God hypothesis.

The scientific rediscovery of God provides hope of recovering a sense of ultimate purpose and meaning to human existence, contrary to the claims of new atheists who assert that human life beings are a cosmic accident who lack any ultimate significance.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in the philosophy of science. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs the Center for Science & Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He has authored The New York Times bestseller Darwin's Doubt and Signature in the Cell, a (London) Times Literary Supplement "Book of the Year."

Monday, April 5, 2021

The Enemy Within By David Horowitz


A Totalitarian Movement is Taking Over America - and Destroying the Principles of Our Nation's Foundation from Within

Bestselling author David Horowitz exposes the schemes implemented by the Left, the aftermath of the 'War on Trump,' and how to win back America

In the new book, The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America, legendary conservative firebrand and bestselling author, David Horowitz argues that America's fundamental principles are under attack and that the progressive Left will do anything to see those principles revoked and replaced with their own radical agenda. Throughout its history, the United States has faced deadly enemies from across the globe. Today, our greatest enemies lie within the country, determined to tear our very republic apart with ugly passions and irreconcilable conflicts.

Horowitz exposes who our internal enemies are, including the leaders of the "Women's March," Senate Democrats (illustrated by their brutal treatment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing), teachers' unions which consistently fail inner-city students, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, whose "watch lists" blacklist anyone not in lock-step with their far-left agenda. In each case, these enemies of freedom suppress those who dare to question current Leftist orthodoxy.

In The Enemy Within, Horowitz presents a harrowing account of the cultural shifts and ideological power-plays that threaten America's founding principles. You'll learn about:

·    The Left's embrace of Critical Race Theory and Cultural Marxism - the underpinnings of their totalitarian ideology;

·    The decades-long infiltration of our education system by ideologies hostile to America, our institutions, and our freedom;

·    Why the Obama administration marked a point of no return in the division of America into two irreconcilable political factions;

·    The Democrats' political exploitation of the coronavirus pandemic;

·    The Democrats' complicity in the riots of the summer of 2020, which left twenty-five dead, injured two thousand police officers, caused billions of dollars in property damage, and revealed the fragility of our civic order;

·    How the Democrats are empowering black and white BLM Marxists, racists and violent criminals as its paramilitary contingent of domestic storm troopers;

·    The subversion of the white Christian male; and

·    How Democrats lied, invented scandals, and pursued impeachment to try to undo a presidential election.

David Horowitz says, "I wrote The Enemy Within to explain how the Democrat Party has been infiltrated and taken over by the communist/fascist left; how it has become a racist party deploying its hatred as a political weapon to silence its opponents; how it has systematically attacked the constitutional foundations of the country by abusing the impeachment power, working to eliminate the Electoral College, pack the Supreme Court, censor its opponents and undermine the integrity of the electoral system. I have shown how its unwavering goal is the creation of a one-party state; how its chief political weapon is to demonize its opponents by slandering them as 'white supremacists' and, worse: how its attacks on white America are really attacks on America's constitutional founding through the infamous '1619 Project.'"

In The Enemy Within, David Horowitz provides a spot-on assessment of the threat to the American Republic and points to an escape route - while there's still time. The progressive assault on America is not unlike the attempts of other totalitarian movements around the globe, warns Horowitz. What should be different, he adds, is our response as American citizens and patriots.

"The Enemy Within is a book for all patriots who understand that our country

is in a fight for its life." --MARK LEVIN

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Horowitz is the renowned conservative commentator and New York Times bestselling author of Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America and Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America. He is the founder and CEO of the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles.