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1. Introduction
2. The World of Physics: A Quick Tour
3. Revolutions in Physics
4. Laws of Nature and of Physics
5. Dangerous Infinities?
6. Modern Astronomy: Where Has God Gone?
7. The Human-Friendly Universe
8. Implications of a Universe "Fine-Tuned" for Us
9. God as First Cause: An Argument That Seems to Hold
10. Explanations and Evidence
11. Mental Reality
12. Mystery and Ignorance
13. Why Physicalism?

About the Author

Peter Bussey (PhD, ScD, Cambridge) is a particle physicist and an honorary research fellow in the school of physics and astronomy at the University of Glasgow. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics and previously served at Cambridge University, CERN and Sheffield University. Bussey is involved in research with several international particle physics collaborations, including the ZEUS Experiment at DESY in Hamburg, Germany, the CDF Experiment at Fermilab in Chicago, and the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. He is widely published in journals such as Science and Christian Belief.


"Bussey explains that many of the physical parameters of our universe must be very close to their measured values if the universe is to be human friendly. There are many, many more ways the universe could be wrong rather than right for life. Although there is some ambiguity as to whether this situation clearly points to a creator, Bussey goes further to argue that consciousness clearly tips the balance toward the universe being created by God."--Robert C. Bishop, associate professor of physics and philosophy, John and Madeleine McIntyre Endowed Professor of Philosophy and History of Science, Wheaton College
"The spreading belief in a fundamental opposition between religion and science intensifies the need for scientists to weigh in on the question. In reader-friendly prose, Bussey presents a balanced, sober, up-to-date account of the many ways in which current physics and cosmology not only remain open to belief, but point the way to it, indicating the existence of an intelligent cause prior to the world of nature. A fine contribution to the great conversation between physics, philosophy, and faith."--Michael Augros, author of Who Designed the Designer?

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