A brief treatise on God and science from debut author Viamonte.
As modern science has shown, the conditions that allow for the Earth, the universe and life as a whole to exist are unique. Whether it’s the Earth’s seemingly perfect distance from the sun or the singular conditions that resulted in the Big Bang (or whatever brought the universe into existence), many may suspect that something more than mere happenstance is responsible. The more scientists investigate everything from humans to quarks, the more complex these subjects become and the more their perfection becomes apparent. As Viamonte writes in a section on cells (describing each cell as a “mini factory”), “All of this is exquisitely coordinated, resulting in a living organism.” The question becomes: Is all of this exquisite coordination the result of (and evidence for) a creator, or have these things simply happened for reasons we humans have yet to and may never understand? Arguing the former, the author spends most of the short book detailing the complexities of the universe and quoting from scientists who have looked back in awe and decided that there must be some greater power at work. A short section on religion includes definitions of such terms as “faith,” “agnosticism” and “gospel.” Written earnestly, the main argument—the complexity of nature is indicative of a creator—is well-stated, if not necessarily persuasive. Few would refute that the universe is spectacularly complicated; however, what can be extrapolated from such complication remains very much open to debate.
Succinctly and clearly suggests that the intricacy and perfection of our universe in everything from molecular structure to the solar system points to God’s existence.