The Mind of God:
The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
Published Mar 1993
The title is taken from the closing passage in Stephen Hawking's famous book. This is my attempt to really get to grips with the science and religion debate. I focus on the idea of God as the rational ground that supports the law-like order in the universe. I see science as a way of uncovering the deep and elegant mathematical structure in nature - of 'glimpsing the mind of God,' as Hawking expressed it. But where did this mathematical order come from? And could it have been different? Why is the universe so astonishingly bio-friendly? Does it just look contrived or is it in fact contrived? Read the arguments and judge for yourself.