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Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado

  Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii (retired in 2000)

Now living in Lafayette, Colorado



BIO

RELEASED IN 2011

No prominent physicist or cosmologist has disputed this book.

What Do Prominent Physicists and Cosmologists Say About Fine-Tuning?


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Cosmologists have reasons to believe that the vast universe in which we live is just one of an endless number of other universes within a multiverse—a mind-boggling array that may extend indefinitely in space and endlessly in both the past and the future. In this absorbing book, Victor Stenger reviews the key developments in the history of science that led to the current consensus view of astrophysicists, taking pains to explain essential concepts and discoveries in accessible terminology. The author shows that science’s emerging understanding of the multiverse—consisting of trillions upon trillions of galaxies—is fully explicable in naturalistic terms with no need for supernatural forces to explain its origin or ongoing existence.
How can conceptions of God, traditional or otherwise, be squared with this new worldview? The author shows how long-held beliefs will need to undergo major revision or otherwise face eventual extinction.



WHERE DO THE LAWS OF PHYSICS COME FROM?

Paper based on The Comprehensible Cosmos.



RECENT COMMUNICATIONS

Intelligent Life in the Universe. Talk at Socrates Cafe, March 5, 2014.

Podcast. NationalProgressiveTalkRadio. June 24, 2012.

“What Do you Find Most Interesting or Surprising About the S&R Discussion Today?” Science & Religion Today.

“Science and Spirituality.” Keynote address at the Humboldt State University Philosophy Forum April 20, 2012.

“Life After Death: Examining the Evidence. Talk at the Greer-Heard Forum, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, April 14, 2012.

The God Hypothesis. New Scientist, March 17, 2012.

The Fall of Foolish Faith. Talk on March 4, 2012 at the CFI Meeting in Orlando, “Moving Secularism Forward.”

Science and God. Latest version of talk given at several locations in 2011, 2012.

Interview by Dan Barker in The Promethean.

The Physics of Atheism by Andrew Zak Williams in eSkeptic.
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RELEASED IN 2013








From Prometheus Spring-Summer 2013 catalog:


The total absence of empirical facts and theoretical arguments to support the existence of any component to reality other than atoms and the void can be taken as proof beyond a reasonable doubt that such a component is nowhere to be found. Science has drilled down to the very bedrock of reality and found that neither God nor any other supernatural explanation is necessary or warranted.


Full catalog blurb

Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

The Universe for Kidshttp://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/vstenger/Universe.pdf

Recent Writing


Debating Christian Apologists. Debate primer in Huffington Post.


In Defense of New Atheism: A Response to Massimo Pigliucci. In Science, Religion, and Culture.


Faith In Anything is Unreasonable. livepage.apple.comTo be published in Is Faith in God Reasonable? Debates in Philosophy, Science, and Rhetoric (Routledge 2014).

The book centers on a debate between Christian apologist William Lane Craig and philosopher Alex Rosenberg held at Purdue University on February 1, 2013. The summary and audio of the debate can be found at Wintry Knight.


The Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Christianity. Chapter in Christianity Is Not Great edited by John W. Loftus, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, 2014. (To be published).


Christianity and Cosmology. To be published.


Questions from Arab Atheist Magazine


Science and Religion: Five Questions


Testing the God Hypothesis. Essay in Fair Observer. Read it in Polish.


Free Will and Autonomous Will. A Physicist’s Perspective on How We Are Accountable for Our Actions. Published in Skeptic 17(4), 2012, pp. 15-19.


RECENT INTERVIEWS


On God and the Atom


Showing God Doesn't Exist


Dealing with Life Without God


On God and the Folly of Faith




RECENT TALKS


These presentations were made with Keynote  and have been exported as pdf files. You probably will need to read them with Adobe Reader.


May 19, 2013. The Atheistic Atom. Imagine No Religion-3, Kamloops, BC. Now on YouTube.


Nov 7, 2012. How Can Something Come from Nothing? Boulder Socrates Cafe.


Sep 1, 2012. Denver. Atheist Alliance of America convention. Keynote speaker. "God, Atoms, and the Higgs Boson." Slide show.




THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE


A page of links to my articles on the origin of the  universe. See also my 2007 book The Comprehensible Cosmos.


Watch this debate between Christian physicist Hugh Ross and me at the Skeptics Society Conference Origins and the Big Questions at Caltech in 2008. My opening statement presents the best summary of my views on cosmology I have given.