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    JOHN H.LEONARD - COUNTERARGUMENT for GOD

    in Christianity

    John was kind enough to step in when I had a cancellation due to illness. I wanted him back anyway to continue his excellent explanations of his beliefs. So, we will focus on his definitions more this time as well as further clarifying his beliefs.(From first visit.) When he tired of listening to the constant attacks on religion by prominent atheists in the media or academia, author John L. Leonard spent several years on a personal journey, investigating the scientific evidence that purportedly eliminated God from what he calls the Big Picture.Counterargument for God is the product of that effort.John began with modern Darwinism and biology, and then learned about the evidence found in chemistry for the origin of life as well as the physics required for the Big Bang. From that perspective he formed what he calls his Big Picture of how life, the universe, and sapient humans all came to exist.After building a strong counterargument to any claim that science can exclude God from His creation, John offers a powerful defense of his Christian faith. Counterargument for God offers a comprehensive rebuttal to atheism, using logic, rational thought, and good, old-fashioned common sense. The book is divided into two sections. The first, larger section condenses the information about the sciences related to the existential questions that I’ve gleaned from the books of the experts in their respective fields. My goal was to form a cohesive rebuttal to the arguments advocating atheism with which I’m familiar. The second section defends my particular system of beliefs, Christianity, against the most effective criticisms of the religion.

  • 00:56

    JOHN H.LEONARD - COUNTERARGUMENT for GOD

    in Religion

    When he tired of listening to the constant attacks on religion by prominent atheists in the media or academia, author John L. Leonard spent several years on a personal journey, investigating the scientific evidence that purportedly eliminated God from what he calls the Big Picture. Counterargument for God is the product of that effort.John began with modern Darwinism and biology, and then learned about the evidence found in chemistry for the origin of life as well as the physics required for the Big Bang. From that perspective he formed what he calls his Big Picture of how life, the universe, and sapient humans all came to exist.After building a strong counterargument to any claim that science can exclude God from His creation, John offers a powerful defense of his Christian faith. Counterargument for God offers a comprehensive rebuttal to atheism, using logic, rational thought, and good, old-fashioned common sense. The book is divided into two sections. The first, larger section condenses the information about the sciences related to the existential questions that I’ve gleaned from the books of the experts in their respective fields. My goal was to form a cohesive rebuttal to the arguments advocating atheism with which I’m familiar. The second section defends my particular system of beliefs, Christianity, against the most effective criticisms of the religion.
     
     

  • 00:46

    Episode 88 Dr. Addy Pross DEC 9, 2012

    in Religion

    A distinguished chemist and co-author of the acclaimed Pross-Shaik model, Dr. Pross received both his BSc and PhD from the University of Sydney. He did his postdoctoral work at Kings College, London and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem before taking a position at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel where he was ultimately made Professor of Chemistry. Even while maintaining his position at Ben-Gurion University (indeed, while serving as the Chair of the Chemistry Department) he has held visiting positions at the world's foremost institutions. These include the Lund University, Stanford University, Rutgers University, University of California at Irvine, University of Padova, the Australian National University Canberra, and his alma mater, the University of Sydney. He has the distinction of having been the invited plenary speaker to more than 60 conferences and universities. Until more recently, most of Dr. Pross' research has focused on chemical reactivity and organic reaction mechanisms. Switching focus, he has become interested in investigating the mechanisms of the emergence of life from simple chemicals to complex biology. He is the author of over 100 research papers and an influential text on organic reactivity. We asked Dr. Pross to join us to discuss his newly published book, What is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology. It's a fascinating subject with implications for several issues of relevance to freethinkers. Don't miss it!

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    Episode 86 Dr. Peter M. Hoffmann NOV 25, 2012

    in Religion

    Dr. Hoffmann did his undergrad work in physics and mathematics at Technische Universität Clausthal in Germany before receiving an MS in physics at Southern Illinois University and a PhD in materials science and engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Previously a Research Fellow at Oxford University, he is a Professor of Physics and an Associate Dean at Michigan's Wayne State University. One of the founders of Wayne State's Biomedical Physics Program, he conducts research in the Nanomechanics Laboratory using Atomic Force Microscopy to peer into the internal machinery of cells. Dr. Hoffmann is the author of the just released book Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos. We asked Dr. Hoffmann to join us to discuss his new book. During the course of our discussion we discovered just how deeply the physical laws that govern the universe underlie life's processes. It's a fascinating topic and we're thrilled Dr. Hoffmann could join us. Give a listen!

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    Episode 32 Dr. David Deamer OCT 30, 2011

    in Education

    If you enjoy the show and would like to see it continue consider donating to ensure that we can keep brining you great interviews and book giveaways! Or check out the Think Atheist Radio Show book shop. Purchases cost no more than if you were to buy from Amazon direct but a fraction of each purchase goes to support the show!
    Dr. David Deamer is a biochemist at the University of California Santa Cruz and the NASA Astrobiology Institute working on the role of membranes in the origin of cellular life on Earth. His research over the last 30 years has contributed greatly to solving t riddle of abiogenesis. He is the author of the newly published First Life: Discovering the Connections between Stars, Cells, and How Life Began. Dr. Deamer joins us to talk about the latest research into the origin of life on Earth.

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