Errata in God: The Failed
(contains errrors in Paperback Edition).
p. 7 Celal, Yonatan, Zannelli
p. 19 Ref 11. Plantinga
p. 34 par 3 Gospels
p. 34 Change last sentence to read:
However, by referrung
to a domain outside pure though, the world of our senses, science can
statements, if not with 100 percent certainty, then beyond a reasonable
p. 45 Ref 21. Cowan
p. 74 Ref 23. Gishlick
Ref 29. Remove
internet ref after (2005).
Ref 33. Change to:
Discovery Institute, http://www.dissentfromdarwin.org/ (accessed Jume
p. 75 Ref 43. Recursive.
p. 89 line 7 from bottom: change from to form
p. 92 lines 7,8 from bottom. Ionnidis
p. 95 par 2 change these to those
p. 106. O not 0 in H2O
p. 108. Ref 27. Ionnidis
p. 116. Superscript 2 should be Roman.
p. 150 Change line under third reacton to read
of these product nuclei except 4Be8 is also . . .
p. 157. 0.0002 of the mass
p. 177 par 4: Jesus sits down at
next to lats line to read . . . one the cross according to Matthew
(Matt . . .)
p. 132 Kings 13.32
p. 189 Note 2 1Chron
p. 190 Note 23 chang ibid to Joe Nickell
p. 198 Doctrine of the Mean 13.3
p. 213 Ref 32 Change Wall to Waal
p. 233. After Reiss entry add
Note 21 p. 108
p. 234 The first 3 paragraphs shoud read:
What Gods Remain?
Now, a believer is certainly free to argue that “none of these Gods is
my god.” I have nowhere claimed that I can rule out every conceivable
god, just those with the selected empirically detectable attributes. If
a believer’s god does not have any of those attributes, then I have no
quarrel with her.
For example, we might imagine a god who created the
universe but does not interfere with it or interact with its
inhabitants in any way. The deist god of the Enlightenment (the
“Creator” in the Declaration of Independence) created the universe with
completely deterministic natural laws and thus has no need to ever step
in. For this god, everything that happens is already written.
However, this type of deist god is probably ruled
out by a fact drawn from most interpretations of quantum mechanics.
Based on our best current knowledge, nature is not deterministic. The
Heisenberg uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics implies that the
motion of a particle cannot be predicted with absolute certainty, that
much that happens in the universe is random. Furthermore, the latest
developments in cosmology imply that the universe began in total chaos
and so retains no memory of any creator. This still leaves open the
possibility of a deist god who created the chaos and left everything
else to chance. But, such a god has no observable effect and is
functionally equivalent to nonexistent as far as humans are concerned.
p. 240 par 3. Change believe in to worship. The last paragraph should
The existence of a God who hides . . .
p. 241 Ref 9. Change Ibid to John L. Shellenberg
p. 242 Ref 12 Plantinga
p. 247 last par. Change who to whom.
p. 258. Change Ref 1 to: Voltaire, contained in a verse epistle from
p. 259. Change Ref 10 to: Editorial note for the above second paper, p.
p. 260 Ref 29. Peter Singer
p. 270 Ionnidis
p. 274 Change de Wall to de Waal
p. 247 Orr ref should read after Boston
Revew: 21, no. 6 (December-January 1996/1996)
p. 278 Ionnidis
p. 283. Orr entry at top. Remove (1998) and add in place after
Review: 21, no. 6 (December-January 1996/1997).
p. 287 Ionnidis