Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt Against Reason (Expanded Edition)
Sproul, R. C.; Mathison, Keith
“A needed correction for errors that have crept into modern–day science. It is a refreshing and enlightening book that tackles difficult topics and brings them down to the layman.”See All
— Dr. Robert Waltzer
professor and chair of biology, Belhaven University
“This accessible and timely book exposes the absurd lengths to which many skeptical scientists and philosophers have gone to avoid the conclusion that the universe and the things in it are the handiwork of the Triune God of the historic Christian faith. With his notorious wit and incisive argumentation, Sproul shows the reader that chance is not an entity that can cause anything, that a self–creating universe is a self–contradiction, and that the only reasonable explanation for the existence of anything is that God exists. Every Christian who wants to make an effective defense for his or her faith should read this book.”See All
— Steven B. Cowan
coauthor of The Love of Wisdom and coeditor of In Defense of the Bible
“If chance (uncaused events) exists, then the God of the Bible does not. I am grateful that the new edition of Not a Chance puts the lie to erroneous notions about chance, and does so in a readable, well–researched, and compelling manner. In the process, the authors commend Christianity as the best explanation for our world of cause and effect and meaning.”See All
— Douglas Groothuis
professor of philosophy, Denver Seminary
“Sproul has given us a powerfully argued, landmark work, in what has been an unremitting conflict between chance and agency. Here science, philosophy, and theology meet.”See All
— Ravi Zacharias
author of The Real Face of Atheism
Can chance truly be responsible for all that is?
Despite claiming unbelief in God or any higher power that may have designed or created the world and all that is in it, modern scientists often write and speak of “chance” as some kind of being or force that can “cause” things to happen. In one breath they push the evolution agenda and in the next they say that creatures were “designed” with specific traits.
In this classic book, R. C. Sproul and Keith Mathison call the scientific world to employ logic and clarity in their discourse, to leave the word “chance” as an abstract concept to describe mathematical possibilities rather than an ontological being that can actually “cause” change. This expanded edition includes a new chapter dealing with the most recent attempts to defend irrational scientific statements. Two new appendices answer critics and review other literature on scientific discoveries that support belief in a Creator God.