The academic culture in which science is practiced today is one of tacit - if not explicit - atheism. Nowhere is this more evident than in the scientific study of how the universe began and developed - the field of origins. This book has been written in the conviction that the first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis - the Bible's book of beginnings - provide a trustwoThe academic culture in which science is practiced today is one of tacit - if not explicit - atheism. Nowhere is this more evident than in the scientific study of how the universe began and developed - the field of origins. This book has been written in the conviction that the first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis - the Bible's book of beginnings - provide a trustworthy and accurate account of the early history of the universe. In the increasingly secular age in which we live, it is all too easy to forget that the major disciplines of science were founded by men of broadly Christian convictions. Their names are perhaps familiar to us - Boyle, Ray, Hooke, Newton, Faraday - but there is often an embarrassed silence concerning the spiritual beliefs that motivated these scientific giants. Like the astronomer, Kepler, these men perceived that in their scientific insights they were 'thinking God's thoughts after him'. Today, however, there is a sense of collective amnesia about the religious motivations of these men....
|Title||:||The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theory on a Biblical Foundation|
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The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theory on a Biblical Foundation Reviews
The author is Paul A. Garner with a foreword by Andrew Snelling. The book attempts to lay out the best contemporary case for the general reader for young earth creationism (YEC) with its accompanying view of flood geology. The contents consists of 4 parts and sixteen chapters.Like all young earth creationist works this one depends on a particular interpretation of the early chapters of Genesis irrespective of its historical, literary, and cultural backgrounds. The author attempts to argue in favor of his viewpoint and why he rejects the others, but it boils down to a particular approach centered in literalism and inerrancy as starting assumptions and a disregard for contemporary scholarly approaches that take the ancient Near Eastern cosmogenic views into consideration.Each chapter attempts to lay out the distinction between the contemporary views of science and the young earth view and then give reasons for that position. Many references are listed in the endnotes for further research, unfortunately most of those references are to other young earth creationist sources.Like most works of this type it's frustrating to read. For example, the chapter on radiometric dating which the author admits is probably the most difficult chapter in the entire book starts off arguing that the evidence of radiometric decay is "consistent with an Earth whose age is 4.6 billion years, but inconsistent with an age much younger." He then proceeds to argue that the decay was greatly accelerated during creation week and the global flood of Noah and then admits that there are difficulties that need to be resolved with future research. Those difficulties are accelerated heat and radiation such that if the acceleration happened to the degrees that are suggested the Earth's oceans and crust would be vaporized. These problems aren't secondary, but go to the heart of young earth creationism, you can't simply ignore them with the hope that one day future creationists can resolve the issues.As a representative of young earth creationism I think this book does about the best that can be done, but ultimately it fails.
Teriffic defense of the young-earth Creationist model. Garner discusses plate tectonics, biology, paleontology, cosmology, and others and shows how scientific evidence is better explained through a Creationist framework than an evolutionary one. A must-read for science majors.
A good place to start in exploring the young earth creationism vs. old earth evolution debate.Mentioned here: https://www.isgenesishistory.com/six-...
If you're looking for a book to provide a quick overview of the modern scientific theories offered by Christian apologists, you'd enjoy it. Garner doesn't get too deep or technical but still provides a wealth of helpful information.
I could probably rate it 3.5 stars maybe. I can't remember a lot of it it because I was reading it a while ago but i finished it today and it was a bit confusing (a lot actually) and though the information in it was probably good, I'm still finding it hard to decide what point it was trying to make. Sort of.
Excellent overview of the hows, whys, and rationale behind a scientifically substantiated Creationism in the modern world of secular science. It tends a bit more technical than the average reader might prefer, but I enjoyed the technical depth.
read for school
An easy to read, useful introduction to the basics of the evolution/creation debate.
Overview of creationism as of 2009.