Farrell Till‘s Responses to Hugh Ross’s Biblical prophecy-fulfillment claims:
Prophecy Fulfillment: An Unprovable Claim (Part 1 of 3)
Prophecy Fulfillment: An Unprovable Claim (Part 2 of 3)
Prophecy Fulfillment: An Unprovable Claim (Part 3 of 3)
Currently, a very popular theistic argument is the so-called “fine-tuning argument,” the argument that God is the best explanation for the combination of physical constants which allow life. Drange argues that (1) God is a poor explanation, and that (2) there are better explanations than God for the combination of physical constants.
According to Stenger, “This book by High Ross does great damage to the need for an open, nondogmatic discussion of the issues. As a PhD physicist and astronomer, he does not merit the benefit of the doubt that he is writing from a position of ignorance.”
Michael Ikeda and Bill Jefferys argue respond to apologist, astronomer, and physicist Hugh Ross. They argue that “even if Ross is correct about ‘fine-tuning’ and even if ours is the only universe that exists, the ‘fine-tuning’ argument fails.
“Some [including Hugh Ross] believe that evidence for the big bang is evidence for the existence of god. Who else, they ask, could have caused such a thing? In this paper, I evaluate the big bang argument, compare it with the traditional first-cause argument, and consider the relative plausibility of various natural explanations of the big bang.”
“Appeals to the alleged “fine-tuning” of the cosmos will have to wait until there is a compelling, definite reason to suspect that the existence of our universe really is improbable. Vague analogies with firing squads and arbitrarily selected probabilities may lead to some interesting speculations, but they do not point to any significant evidence for some kind of creator.”
In his book, Beyond the Cosmos, Hugh Ross argues that science proves the existence of the God of the Bible. But does it? In his review of Beyond the Cosmos, Michael Hurben considers two questions. First, does Ross successfully present the relevant evidence so that laymen can understand it? Second, does extra-dimensionality solve theological dilemmas like the problems of divine foreknowledge and evil?