Stephen Meyer: The Return of the God Hypothesis
Eric Metaxas interviews Stephen C. Meyer on the scientific evidence for the existence of God as outlined in Dr. Meyer’s book THE RETURN OF THE GOD HYPOTHESIS. Their conversation explores evidence from cosmology, showing that the material universe had a beginning; evidence from physics, showing that the universe was been “finely tuned” to allow for the possibility of life, and evidence from biology, showing that since the universe came into being, large amounts of genetic information present in DNA must have arisen to make life possible. Metaxas asks about the response to the 2021 book and Meyer details a dramatic shift in the intellectual world. He says that after the rise and fall of the popular arguments put forward by the “New Atheists” in the early 2000’s, groundbreaking scientific discoveries led to a return to belief. Meyer cites the rise of figures like psychologist Jordan Peterson and British historian Tom Holland who lament the loss of morality and look beyond the cynicism of the New Atheists by returning to conversations on truth and meaning. The interview took place at the Westminster Conference on Science and Faith, sponsored by the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, in April 2022.