Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt Against Reason by R.C. Sproul
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Despite claiming unbelief in God or any higher power that may have designed or created the world and all that is in it, modern scientists often write and speak of chance as some kind of being or force that can cause things to happen. In one breath they push the evolution agenda and in the next they say that creatures were “designed” with specific traits. In this classic book, R. C. Sproul and Keith Mathison call the scientific world to employ logic and clarity in their discourse, to leave the word chance as an abstract concept to describe mathematical possibilities rather than an ontological being that can actually cause change. This expanded edition includes a new chapter dealing with the most recent attempts to defend irrational scientific statements. Two new appendices answer critics and review other literature on scientific discoveries that support belief in a Creator God.”
This is the first time that I have had a chance to read anything by R. C. Sproul. This book, “Not A Chance” is both amazing and confounding all at the same time. I don’t feel that it is an easy book to read by any stretch of the imagination. It is however a great work, by a great author that is clearly superbly researched.
Mr. Sproul is a theologian, philosopher, and a scholar. This book is not for one that is closed minded so to think that matters of faith are not to be considered, and that only science can explain everything. This book will challenge those thoughts. If you do not wish to be challenged, do not read this book. But… if you do want to totally amazed by the Creator of this Universe, then this is the book for you.
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