(ZENIT News / Mexico City, 28.12.2023).- A team of twenty experts brings together, in 600 pages, updated scientific knowledge on discoveries about the universe obtained in the last century, crushing the divorce between science and religion. Entitled “God. Science. Proofs, the bestseller in France defends the irrational in face of materialism.
The book sparked a great debate in France after its publication in 2021. To date, four million copies have been sold. It has been translated into Spanish, where the authors write about proofs “beyond science.” It gives modern proofs of God’s existence, after the trend of the last four centuries, from Copernicus to Freud, passing through Galileo and Darwin, in which scientific discoveries grew and invited to explain the universe without the need to take recourse to a God-Creator.
The published book presents disconcerting data about the miracle of Fatima and the Jewish people as people chosen by God, chapters that the French weekly L’Express opines would have led Nobel laureate in Physics Robert W. Wilson, discoverer of the cosmic background of radiation, together with Arno Penzias, not to sign the Prologue.
Engineer Michel-Yves Bolloré and businessman Olivier Bonnassies, collaborators in the book’s publication, said to EFE Agency: “Absolute demonstrations only exist in mathematics, but the proofs are very strong (. . . ). If God doesn’t exist, then the universe cannot have a beginning and must be necessarily eternal.” The accessible language, published in Spain by Funambulista, offers the demonstration that the universe would have started 13,800 million years ago, and that that great explosion is expanding and will have an end, as it is heading towards its thermal death.
The book’s authors talk about the theories of Einstein, Friedmann, Gödel, Watson and Crick, discoverers of the DNA’s structure. They also point out the “fine tuning” of the Universe, so that if any of its basic numerical values, such as the force of gravity, electromagnetics, the speed of light or a proton’s mass differ by 1% in a distant decimal, the Universe would have been reduced to nothing or to chaos.”
“If God’s existence isn’t present in the public debate it’s because people think it’s indemonstrable. And there are very intelligent people who believe in Him, and others who are also very intelligent, who don’t believe. However, the scientific discoveries of the last one hundred years have turned the question completely around,” said the interviewees.
“We have had many criticisms for adding a chapter on a miracle in a book about science; however, if someone is able to give us only one natural explanation of what happened, we will withdraw the book,” said Bollore, regarding the reference to the miracle of Fatima.
It’s striking that publications appear of a religious content and have success, despite the fact that, outside religious publishing houses, there are very few publications on the current religious problem. It’s interesting to highlight the limited edition of novels of religious current affairs, especially Catholic. Hard to find are narrations published by Letras Libres, such as Jaume Vives’ “Los demonios del padre Joan” [“Father Joan’s Devils”], or Michael O’Brian’s “Father Elijah: An Apocalypse,” as well as Rafael Manuel Tovar’s novels “La Puerta de Satán” [“Satan’s Door”] and “Un camino inesperado,” [“An Unexpected Path”], published in Mexico.
The recent publication of José Carlos González-Hurtado’s thesis “Nuevas evidencias científicas de la existencia de Dios” [“New Scientific Evidences of the Existence of God”] in VozdePapel, is one more essay that opens the reading of the latest advances in Physics and Cosmology, which point to the existence of a Creator. The author states: “Only two possibilities exist and, necessarily, one of the alternatives is true and the other isn’t. Either God-Creator exists or He doesn’t. A third way isn’t possible, that God existed but little, or to have a God at times.”
In a society tied to the telephone, in which fewer books have been read over the last years, it’s good to know that a format of wide reading contributes to reflection on the faith.