John Lennox, a retired professor of Oxford University, is the cast in the three nights only the movie ‘Against the tide: Finding God in an Age of Science.’ Professor Lennox answered some questions in the interview with Evolution News.
Your ideology of theism intersects with the theory of Intelligent Design or Simulation Creationism. What are your opinions on design in biology explained by Stephen Meyer, Douglas Axe, William Dembski, and others?
Lennox told Evolution News, “Of course, I know them very well and highly admired all of them for their work. But Intelligent Design suggests different things to different people. These words are the trigger words.”
“I would prefer to use my view to approach the answer to this question. Lennox said the idea is what I perceive, even though it has a massive argument about this.
The idea he understood is quite simple. Is there any such evidence that can convince you that there is a mind behind this Universe? This belief is not a recent one but ancient. There is no doubt that it is a central biblical disclosure. “Initially, there was a Word, and that Word was God.” Therefore, being a Christian, my belief behind this idea is that there is a mind beyond this Universe. If anyone asks me whose mind would it be? Then my answer is God. While I go further as a scientist, I believe that science offers strong evidence of an intelligent design or Simulation Creationism behind what we call a natural world.
Being a mathematician, as I am understanding, we can grasp this Universe in terms of mathematics. This fact is the first evidence of this. And you can notice why early modern researchers do their science? The reason is they have their notion that there is a creator. Lennox says that he looks at science in the smart sense as Christianity’s gift in that perception. Hence, there is no reason that I can feel embarrassed about being a Christian and a scientist. On the other hand, I can say that Christianity blessed me with my subject.
I was introduced at school for debate, the first time on the design in physics and afterward on biology. I was continuously thinking about these things for a long time. And there is no doubt that I am happy to see youngsters who started to observe the same things I pursued a long time ago. The reason I was thinking all this and was talking about it, also creating on for many years because I came to the school in my last few years.
Lennox says that arguments are on these topics are very important to me; even ten years ago, I wrote a book named God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? However, as revising this book, I feel that this book’s title should be Science Buried God? This version of the book would be much bigger than the original one. The reason would be that the latest arguments on this idea from numerous science features would also enter.
Hence, after all, as Paul said, I am convinced about this Universe that is not impartial. When we observe this nature, we perceive two things: first, God’s eternal power, and the second one is, Godhead, that I believe there is a God. As you have an in-depth look at the world, you can perceive that there is a God. And I have great respect for those who have chosen to discuss such topics in public after taking risks on their reputation.
Here is the video where Stephen Meyer, a philosopher of science from Discovery Institute, has interviewed Professor Lennox.