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I highly recommend this thoughtful exploration of the relation between science and spirituality, two seemingly opposed descriptions of our world. Posed as a personal journey, Doug asks “How can we relate the descriptions of the spiritual and physical worlds?” Doug takes on the biggest questions of our time: cosmology, the origin of the universe and the biochemistry of genetics in a relevant and accessible way. Whether you agree with him or not, you will enjoy and learn from this book.

-Professor Peter Fisher, Head of the Department of Physics, MIT

What if you could harmonize science and faith?

What if science itself pointed to a reality outside of space and time, and a Designer behind all that exists?

In Counting to God, Douglas Ell applies the lens of mathematical analysis to recent scientific discoveries, drawing startling conclusions. Ell uses scrupulous analysis and probability calculations to make a convincing case that the most advanced, sophisticated thinking in science not only allows for the idea of a designed universe, but encourages it.

As the adage says, numbers don’t lie.

An MIT graduate with a masters degree in theoretical mathematics, Ell surveys the current state of knowledge in seven areas where modern science supports the existence of God, including the history and physical laws of the universe and our planet, the origin and technology of life, evolution of species, and quantum physics.

How careful is the science? Counting to God has been endorsed by a number of leading scientists, including the head of the physics department at MIT.

By giving the lie to the truism that scientific discoveries have been contradicting the tenets of traditional religion, Counting to God provides a firmer foundation for those who already believe. At the same time, it opens the door to a higher reality, for anyone who believes in traditional science and the power of reason, yet wonders if there could be something more.

But Ell won’t preach at you – consider the science – make up your own mind: Watch the lecture delivered to MIT.