Sunday, December 21, 2014

Not a Chance: Rebuking the Hubris of Empiricism

Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt Against ReasonNot a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt Against Reason by R.C. Sproul
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Empirical science has staked its claim to Alpha status in the world of truth.  However,  not all disciplines are quite ready to bow down to the god of the senses.  RC Sproul and Keith Mathison do a brilliant job in refuting empirical science's claim to supremacy and show why philosophy is not DOA in regards to interpreting general revelation.

I highlight that this is a book dealing with general revelation because both authors are known as theologians.  This is not a book on theology and does not engage the topic with Scripture.  Also,  Not a Chance is not a diatribe against science.

What this book is is a much-needed affirmation/defense of the laws of causality and non-contradiction while at the same time being a refutation of the causal power of Chance.  Sproul and Mathison present a polemic that is forceful,  cordial,  and clear.  It is supremely readable and will benefit all who invest time with it.

The world of philosophy(be it theist, deist, atheist, or agnostic) is not ready to ride peacefully into the night while those bearing lab coats and telescopes tell everyone what is really real.  I am thankful for Not a Chance and the needed pushback it so timely provides.

I received a review copy of this book.  

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