|Without Excuse by Werner Gitt, |
in cooperation with Bob Compton and Jorge Fernandez
Creation Book Publishers, 2011
Review by Rachael Denhollander
“For God’s invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).Perhaps more than any other verse in Scripture, Romans 1:20 has formed the backdrop for Christian apologetics in the realm of creation science. It has long been maintained by creationists that the deeper one delves into the physical universe, the more the glory and nature of God is revealed. From astronomers plumbing the vastness of the galaxies to biologists discovering seemingly infinite levels of organized biological complexity, the study of natural science proclaims truth. Information theorists in particular have focused on the reality that the design and information contained in the universe must necessarily give testament to an all-powerful creator, forming an integral and vital part of Christian apologetics today.
Despite the crucial contribution that the arguments from information and design have made to apologetics, few have deeply explored the foundational questions these arguments raised. What is information? Is information material or is it non-material? What implications would the answers to these questions have on the assumptions of materialism? Can it be demonstrated with reasonable certainty that an eternal being has sent us information? If so, is there any scientifically valid evidence that the existence of information leads us specifically to the God of the Bible? Delving into these primary questions is vital to a scholarly and truly irrefutable apologetic, yet, to a large degree, these questions have remained unanswered. It is precisely this void that the authors, Werner Gitt, Bob Compton, and Jorge Fernandez intended to fill in their book, Without Excuse.
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