From here, The God Experiment delves into the physical mystery of where the universe, space, and time came from and what is its ultimate end. As a physicist, Stannard falls back on the Big Bang theory as an explanation of how existence occurred in the first place. He revisits quantum physics but explains that even if quantum fluctuations caused the universe to explode from an infinitely small singularity with tremendous mass, a force (God) is still necessary to be a first cause of the fluctuations, even though physicists claim they existed in nothingness.
Physicist Stannard seeks the laws which the universe appears to be following. The randomness of adaptive evolution appears purposeful. Its course includes all the laws up to and including us. He ponders whether these laws are present in "things-in-themselves" or in a reality outside of existence. To this reviewer, Stannard’s preference lies in the mystery of the Wholly Other.
As a whole, The God Experiment is a fascinating read which delves more into the thinking mind of a physicist who firmly believes God is necessary to explain the existence of our universe and mankind’s humble place in it. His physics is not hard to follow. In fact, he details concepts with such lucidity that the non-scientific reader might very well understand difficult scientific theories for the first time.
The book never claims to be a proof of God’s existence. It provides the reader with an investigative look into reality to see why God is needed. I would recommend the book to anyone who either believes in divine reality or has questions about that hazy crossover point between scientific and religious belief. The God Experiment will provide you with hours of relaxing thought for inquisitive meditation.