Amir Aczel

discusses

Why Science Does Not Disprove God

This event includes a book signing

Date

May
7
Wednesday
May 7, 2014
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes scientist and author of Fermat's Last Theorem AMIR ACZEL for a discussion of his latest book, Why Science Does Not Disprove God.

Amir Aczel masterfully refutes the overreaching claims of the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.

A highly publicized coterie of scientists and thinkers, including Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens, and Lawrence Krauss, have vehemently contended that breakthroughs in modern science have disproven the existence of God, asserting that we must accept that the creation of the universe came out of nothing, that religion is evil, that evolution fully explains the dazzling complexity of life, and more. In this much-needed book, science journalist Amir Aczel profoundly disagrees and conclusively demonstrates that science has not, as yet, provided any definitive proof refuting the existence of God.

Why Science Does Not Disprove God is his brilliant and incisive analyses of the theories and findings of such titans as Albert Einstein, Roger Penrose, Alan Guth, and Charles Darwin, all of whose major breakthroughs leave open the possibility—and even the strong likelihood—of a Creator. Bolstering his argument, Aczel lucidly discourses on arcane aspects of physics to reveal how quantum theory, the anthropic principle, the fine-tuned dance of protons and quarks, the existence of anti-matter and the theory of parallel universes, also fail to disprove God.

Amir Aczel
Amir Aczel

Amir Aczel

Amir Aczel earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Berkeley and is the author of the acclaimed Fermat’s Theorem, which was published in twenty-two languages. In 2012, he was awarded a Sloan Foundation grant; in 2004, he was awarded the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. From 2005 to 2007, Aczel was a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He is currently a research fellow in the history of science at Boston University. He also writes for Discover magazine online, regularly publishes in Scientific American, and has written science pieces for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He is often interviewed about science on radio and television—including in recent appearances on NPR’s Science Friday. He lives in Boston.

Photo Credit: Debra Gross

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