March 27, 2015
Video Story: Fr. Spitzer Debates the Question, “Did God Create the Universe?” on Larry King Live
Fr. Robert Spitzer’s interests go well beyond the focus of the Spitzer Center. In fact, they go all the way back to the creation of the universe. Fr. Spitzer’s latest book is called New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy. It was written in response to a spate of recent books that champion atheism while ignoring “the considerable evidence for theism provided by physics and philosophy during the last few decades,” says Fr. Spitzer.
On September 10, Fr. Spitzer was invited to appear on Larry King Live to provide an opposing viewpoint to the claim put forth in Stephen Hawking's latest controversial work, The Grand Design, that "no God is required" to explain the creation of the universe. Dr. Hawking appeared earlier in the same program, while Fr. Spitzer, Hawking’s coauthor Leonard Mlodinow, and writer Deepak Chopra were invited to debate the topic, "Did God Create the Universe?"
A video of that portion of the show is embedded below. If you’re primarily interested in seeing Fr. Spitzer’s comments, you can find them at the very start of the video and at 4:53 … 9:30 … 12:40 … 17:01 … 19:50 … and 22:28. Placing your cursor over the black box at the bottom of the video frame will bring the scroll bar into view.
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