‘Who Made God? Searching for a Theory of Everything’ (EP Books, Darlington, 2009.) is a new book by Professor Edgar Andrews BSc. PhD, DSc, FInstP, FIMMM, CEng, CPhys, retired head (and founder) of the Department of Materials Science at the University of London.
As it says on the tin, the book seeks to answer the question: ‘If God made everything – Who made God?’ … the sceptics favourite question, asked repeatedly by such as Richard Dawkins and his fellow ‘new atheists’ (p.9). The author describes this question as ‘the atheists ontological weapon of mass destruction’ (p.15). However, it is a weapon Professor Andrews systematically dismantles showing it to be mere smoke and mirrors; capably demonstrating the Christian God of the Bible actually makes better sense and has more explanatory power.
He writes on page 118, ‘None of this ‘proves’ the existence of God. What it does do however, is confirm that the biblical hypothesis of God makes correct predictions – predictions that are only now being confirmed by cosmological research, thousands of years after the hypothesis was first advanced. We are beginning to see, therefore, that our hypothesis survives the acid test – it has predictive power’. In the book we find an explanation, a ‘how to’ if you like, in constructing a robust hypothesis, while so doing points out the inadequacies of the ‘new atheism’.
In making his case the author seeks to explain extremely complex and weighty issues (e.g. String Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Time & DNA) in an understandable, (sometimes humorous) and very accessible way.
Who should read the book? Anyone that will think seriously about these issues and not afraid to have their worldview exposed or challenged. This book is written by a scientist with a long and distinguished research career and deserves to be read carefully and thoughtfully.