1Our universe was created; all matter/energy that ever has existed and ever will exist was created in a single instant.
2The laws and constants of physics are “fine-tuned” to permit the existence of life.
3Even the simplest life is stunningly complex; there is no “mildly plausible” atheist explanation for the origin of life.
4All life runs off the same digital operating system (DNA coding) that dates back billions of years, all life contains exquisitely functional nanotechnology. Simple mathematics shows that information is needed to build this technology; it could not have arisen by chance.
5The fossil record contradicts Darwinian theories of gradual descent, and all life contains genes that are not related to the genes of any other species.
6The earth is special; perhaps uniquely suited for life in our entire galaxy.
7Quantum physics defies materialist reality; it proves there are connections outside of space and time.
This is what leading scientists are saying about Doug Ell's new book
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
Counting to God tells the compelling story of a young scholar’s loss of faith, and how the arguments for intelligent design helped him regain that faith. In the process, Doug Ell provides a highly accessible introduction to the evidence for design from physics, cosmology, biology, and other scientific fields.Dr. Stephen Meyer, Philosopher of Science and author of the New York Times best seller Darwin’s Doubt The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
Douglas Ell has written a well-informed, heart-felt exposition of the evidence for design in the universe. Having made the journey from skepticism to belief himself, he eloquently lays out his case in a manner that readers will find engaging, persuasive, and accessible. I recommend this book to anyone willing to listen to reason, no matter what their background.Dr. Ann Gauger, co-author of “Science and Human Origins”
Doug Ell’s telling of his personal journey from nonbelief to theism by following the evidence of science is a welcome antidote to the steady stream of distorted science from Richard Dawkins and the other ‘New Atheists’.Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, co-author of “The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery”
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