Posted at the Discovery Institute’s website and worth noting here to any of our readers who might be interested:
Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer wants to challenge the minds of college students who “are being bombarded with specious arguments that attempt to dissuade them from belief in God.”
But he is not limiting this outreach to students. The whole culture, he believes, has been inundated by misinformation. With recent discoveries providing “implications of transcendence in astrophysics, philosophy of mathematics and metaphysics,” Father Spitzer hopes to intrigue the minds of those who have been so disillusioned.
“No other decade in history has revealed more or better evidence for God,” he says.
Father Spitzer, who retired in 2009 as president of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., has taught philosophy and metaphysics for 28 years. He founded the Magis Center for Faith and Reason in Irvine, Calif., and just published New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy.
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“With books and films, Father Spitzer is bringing the findings of modern astronomy and physics to a much wider audience, [illustrating] how — despite the incessant drone of many in scientific and media communities — [such discoveries] show that our universe [has been] designed for life,” Behe said. “Unlike those on the other side, Father also has the deep philosophical training and wisdom to take the argument beyond bare-bones science.”
I like him already. Also go ahead and check out the website for Magis Center where you’ll find more material including a video of Fr. Spitzer responding to the recent proclamations of Dr. Stephen Hawking.