God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist Quotes.

1. "The most fundamental laws of physics are not restrictions on the behaviour of matter. Rather, they are restrictions on the way physicists may describe that behaviour."
- Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

2. "The existence of matter and energy in the universe did not require the violation of energy conservation at the assumed creation. In fact, the data strongly support the hypothesis that no such miracle occurred. If we regard such a miracle as predicted by the creator hypothesis, then the prediction is not confirmed."
- Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

3. "The complex order we now observe [in the universe] could *not* have been the result of any initial design built into the universe at the so-called creation. The universe preserves no record of what went on before the big bang. The Creator, if he existed, left no imprint. Thus he might as well have been nonexistent."
- Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

4. "Infinity...is used in physics simply as a shorthand for "a very big number."
- Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

5. "The claim that the universe *began* with the big bang has no basis in current physical and cosmological knowledge. The observations confirming the big bang do not rule out the possibility of a prior universe."
- Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

6. "The God of the gaps argument for God fails when a plausible scientific account for a gap in current knowledge can be given. I do not dispute that the exact nature of the origin of the universe remains a gap in scientific knowledge. But I deny that we are bereft of any conceivable way to account for that origin scientifically."
- Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

7. "We have yet to encounter an observable astronomical phenomenon that require a supernatural element to be added to a model in order to describe the even...Observations in cosmology look just as they can be expected to look if there is no God."
- Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

8. "The origin and the operation of the universe do not require any violations of the laws of physics."
- Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

9. "Observations in cosmology look just as they can be expected to look if there is no God."
- Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

10. "Rather than being handed down from above, like the Ten Commandments, they [the laws of physics] look exactly as they should look if they were not handed down from anywhere...they follow from the very lack of structure at the earliest moment."
- Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

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