What’s Wrong with Atheism? — Science and God

What's Wrong with Atheism? — Science and God

What’s Wrong with Atheism? — Science and God

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Is there any meaning to life? Or is life nothing more than a cosmic accident? Scientific atheists claim the latter, but ironically, it’s science itself that suggests the former.

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In a recent interview, while I was presenting some scientific discoveries that may point to the existence of God, a camera operator, a young woman whom I’ll call Maria, began to weep visibly. Later she told me the reason for her tears.

Like many young people, Maria believed in God when she arrived in college. But while there, she repeatedly encountered professors who insisted that based on “the science” God was a myth. 

No more real than Santa Claus.

Maria didn’t feel equipped to challenge her professors. She eventually left college with nagging doubts about her faith and wondering whether life, including her own life, might be nothing more than a cosmic accident.

Many young people share Maria’s doubts.

Indeed powerful voices in the academy tell us that science makes belief in God—and human significance—untenable. For example, as Richard Dawkins, the famed atheist from Oxford, has asserted “[t]he universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose…nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”

But are we the product of such indifference—that is, purely materialistic processes that “did not have us in mind” as another scientific atheist has put it? Does the universe have the properties we should expect if this “all there is is matter” vision of reality is correct? 

Perhaps not. Three major scientific discoveries contradict the expectations of scientific atheists and point instead in a distinctly God-friendly direction. 

First, the Big Bang. Discoveries in observational astronomy and developments in theoretical physics have revealed that the universe had a beginning. This is contrary to the expectations of scientific materialists, who long portrayed the universe as eternal and self-existent and, therefore, in no need of an external creator.  

This evidence for a beginning has instead confirmed the expectations of theists. Nobel laureate Arno Penzias helped make a key discovery establishing a cosmic beginning. He later observed, “The best data we have are exactly what I would have predicted, had I nothing to go on but the first five books of Moses. . .and the Bible as a whole.” 

And he’s not alone. Cosmological evidence has led other prominent scientists—including former MIT physicist Gerald Schroeder and the great Caltech astronomer Allan Sandage—to affirm a transcendent creator beyond space and time as the best explanation for the origin of our finite universe. 

Second, fine-tuning. We live in what Australian physicist Luke Barnes calls an extremely “Fortunate Universe,” where fundamental laws and physical parameters have somehow been “fine-tuned” with just the right strengths and values to make life possible. The incredible odds against this happening by chance has led even agnostic and atheistic physicists to marvel. As British physicist Paul Davies has exclaimed, “the impression of design is overwhelming.” Atheist physicist George Greenstein expresses similar cognitive dissonance: “The thought insistently arises that some supernatural…Agency, must be involved…”  

Third, the complexity of life. Molecular biology has revealed the presence in living cells of an exquisite world of informational nano-technology—digital code in DNA and RNA; tiny, intricately-constructed molecular machines, a complex, information storage, transmission and processing system that resembles, but vastly exceeds, our most advanced digital high-technology.

Not what anyone would expect to see as the result of blind materialistic processes. 

Dawkins himself may have conceded as much when he recently confessed to being knocked “sideways with wonder at the miniaturized intricacy of the data-processing machinery in the living cell.” 

So what should we make of all this?

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28 thoughts on “What’s Wrong with Atheism? — Science and God

  1. Joe Duke

    We are a part of God. Post modernism makes the possibility of god, existential. How many times
    have you folks called God 'the father', or something other than YOU? That distance, is why we doubt.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  2. Matmaj THM

    There is no god.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  3. SOULFORĖSAKER

    It's almost as if the simple college teacher thinks, "if we discovered possible or exact theories and equations of how nature works through science, therefore it magically cancels out my own religious teachings."
    That's not a very scientific replacement of thinking. Nothing between science and spirit has to cancel out across one another since history will always be a mystery we are only witnessing the remnants of, billions of years later.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  4. dhick1227

    As a catholic and by virtue of that a theist, this is just not it.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  5. Jhepoy Dizon

    John 14:6
    Jesus saith unto him,I am the way,the truth,and the life : no man cometh to the Father, but by me

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  6. Tony Inchpractice

    Which God is being referred to here, I’m assuming Vishnu but not confirmed in the video

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  7. Rational Skeptic

    Only if Republicans stayed consistent and applied reason/logic more broadly, like accepting basic scientific/global issues like global warming and withholding their beliefs in deities until the time sufficient evidence is presented. That’s why I don’t label myself as a republican, because I don’t agree with most ‘views’ of the party, more accurately about like 60-70% so technically I’m more a of a moderate/independent.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  8. Rational Skeptic

    I remember when I use to believe in a white bearded men in the sky named Santa, I mean Christ/allah. Not much difference between the 3 🤷🏼‍♂️ #changemymind

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  9. Ifbfmto

    What’s wrong with atheism?
    Nothing

    What’s wrong with blind faith and religion? Everything

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  10. Pine lean

    The Big Bang was caused by Dark Matter, the Big Bang has probably happened multiple times. As scientist put it, the Universe is expending and eventually (if people exist long enough to get there) there will be nothing to be seen except your own solar system. Which I think is called the cold death. Why I think multiple Big bangs have happened is because of how the Big Bang started.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  11. Rev. Stephen A. Cakouros

    For Dawkins to speak as he does about design that would have to mean that he knows all there is to know about the universe. He doesn’t, not even close.-;"Atheism is first a corruption in the soul and afterwards a defect in the reason." [Plato]

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  12. Trippy Fox

    So I'm going to break down all ur lies and whoever reads this can verify me calling u out. First, Science doesn't claim that the universe is eternal. In fact the big Bang fits right into our theories. Why didn't u break down the first 5 books of Moses if it helps ur position? Second, according to the many world's theory we would end up in the universe fine tuned for us. In an infinite multiverse there is bound to be infinite hospitable universes. And finally, The complexity of life is no accident but it's not intelligent design. The Earth is an open system receiving energy constantly from the sun. Over billions and billions of years the random movement of particles in a sea filled with organic matter created by natural processes that we have duplicated in the lab in the lab, life is inevitable. Think about it like this if you just slice up and chop up a bunch of vegetables and meat and toss it into a pot of water and then turn the burner on does nothing happen or does it create a delicious soup? How could order arise from all that disorder according to you guys?

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  13. The Book With No Title

    If the radio is broken is there still a signal? Stops all atheism dogma.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  14. Richard Fox

    I don't believe that professors use science to say God is a Myth. Real science does not make untestable hypothesise – this is more disingenuous straw manning from Myers. Rationalist, naturalists and materialists (to name but a few) might justifiably say there is no material EVIDENCE for God but you can't PROVE a negative.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  15. Andy Null

    https://youtu.be/wZEomO2OsAc …. You might have stumbled upon this on accident and just let you know This is a fascist organization so their arguments seem convincing but they leave out a lot of details.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  16. need bettername

    Atheism makes no claim.

    Religion makes a very big claim.

    Religion has to back up that claim.

    End of this debate.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  17. need bettername

    Is this left wing satire or right wing propaganda?

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  18. Kara Breeze

    This is just straight up bullcrap.
    1. Scientists still have no one answer to how the universe was created, and all of the said points are purely theoretical.
    2. It is a proven fact that there are multiple universes. Our universe isn’t “fine-tuned” anymore than any other universe is. Life developed in this universe in a way that it could live, so obviously it appears that way.
    3. The universe is approximately 13.8 billion years old. If humans had been around for that long of course we’d have much more advanced technology. That’s how long life has had to grow and develop, so it’s significantly more advanced.
    Saying that there is a god, and you have to believe in it regardless is stupid, there is proof on both sides to say there is and isn’t a god, but these reasons are completely stupid just made to make a select audience upset at select groups of people.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  19. Rombizio

    There is nothing wrong with Atheism. Everybody is born an Atheist.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  20. moenibus

    Nothing is wrong with atheists or atheism sir. Stop projecting. I'm a conservative by the way, and support you, but stop trying to make a fool of yourself. It easy to make a video without the reply, without someone in front of you, debating your points.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  21. Hai Nguyen

    False alternatives

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  22. Pal Tomori

    Natural selection is not blind ! It always gives more chance to the more advanced to spread. Our universe had a 13 billion years of evolution and our human race had a 4 billion years of evolution, what ALWAYS favoured the more complex. And also, there might be other universes with or without life. By the way, the universe really doesn't care about us, one day our sun will die, and before we can all be killed just with 1 large enough asteroid anytime.
    I am sorry but religious people are like kids, they are so frightened from the truth, that their life is nothing for the universe, that you must lie to them, since they need this painkiller drug called religion.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  23. checkitoutdewd

    These are old rehashed arguments that have been thoroughly addressed. Uninteresting and weak.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  24. Романов Владимир

    3:58 "Not what anyone would expect to see as the result of blind materialistic processes"

    Type the "Saturn's hexagon" and search. It is also a thing no one expect to see on a planet with no hard surface.

    Should we explain this? Or transcendental reasoning fits all the sizes? Maybe Saturn was fine-tuned for hexagons? If we didn't build mathematical models of this event yet, what it changes? If it looks artificial, is it really?

    Yes, there are some materialistic beliefs. It is the belief that something complex is manufactured by more simple parts, and there is a place of chaos-to-order laws.

    Majority of our Universe (99.999) is a radioactive vacuume or stars and black holes. It is not a place supposed to live within a really microscopic exceptions.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  25. TheManBehindTheCamera

    People who say science doesn't prove there is a God aren't people of science. Science hasn't proved it yet. The universe had a beginning, and we haven't seen it, so we shouldn't rule out anything.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  26. David Paz

    Antony Flew could no longer subscribe to a wholly naturalistic view of creation and touted that an intelligence was responsible for creation. That was his conclusion after observing and considering the results rendered by the Human Genome Project. As he stated he followed the evidence.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  27. Zinganeat Sr

    “Professors would teach that God wasn’t real.” Most my professors did was say think critically. Never had we discussed God.

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply
  28. Sutekh The Destroyer

    Lol religion is where PragerU becomes ridiculous

    December 26, 2021 at 6:55 pm Reply

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