Doug Ell’s telling of his personal journey from nonbelief to theism by following the evidence of science is a welcome antidote to the steady stream of distorted science from Richard Dawkins and the other ‘New Atheists’.
– Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, co-author of “The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery”
Douglas Ell has written a well-informed, heart-felt exposition of the evidence for design in the universe. Having made the journey from skepticism to belief himself, he eloquently lays out his case in a manner that readers will find engaging, persuasive, and accessible. I recommend this book to anyone willing to listen to reason, no matter what their background.
– Dr. Ann Gauger, co-author of “Science and Human Origins”
Counting to God tells the compelling story of a young scholar’s loss of faith, and how the arguments for intelligent design helped him regain that faith. In the process, Doug Ell provides a highly accessible introduction to the evidence for design from physics, cosmology, biology, and other scientific fields.
– Dr. Stephen Meyer, Philosopher of Science and author of the New York Times best seller Darwin’s Doubt The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
I highly recommend this thoughtful exploration of the relation between science and spirituality, two seemingly opposed descriptions of our world. Posed as a personal journey, Doug asks “How can we relate the descriptions of the spiritual and physical worlds?” Doug takes on the biggest questions of our time: cosmology, the origin of the universe and the biochemistry of genetics in a relevant and accessible way. Whether you agree with him or not, you will enjoy and learn from this book.
– Professor Peter Fisher, Head of the Department of Physics, MIT
“There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that, as acknowledged by the Big Bang Theory, the universe was created, rather than always having existed.”
“There is absolutely no actual evidence for the theory of multiple universes.”
“Science and religion are not opposites. Science and religion are two paths on the road to truth. Both paths point in the direction of wonder.”
“Modern science has revealed a universe filled with evidence of design and purpose.”
“As scientific knowledge accumulates, so does the evidence for a designed universe.”
“Brave scientists have been fired, ostracized, and publicly slandered. If you merely suggest the possibility of design, you almost certainly will not get tenure at a major university in the United States.”