Thursday, May 31, 2007
God: the Failed Hypothesis by Victor J. Stenger
Another excellent entry in the spate of rationalist literature that has come out over the last couple of years. Stenger’s book is pure science, although he does dip into philosophy on occasion, especially with his chapter on “The Problem of Evil.” There he only has a nodding reference to empirical data. The last few chapters, which summarize the entire book, are excellent. Again, true believers will not be swayed, but rationalists will be affirmed in their non-belief. Four and a half stars, only because some of the esoteric science is not well-explained.