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Evolutionary Theory And The Creation Controversy

Author : Olivier Rieppel
ISBN : 3642148964
Genre : Science
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Evolutionary theory addresses the phenomenon of the origin and diversity of plant and animal species that we observe. In recent times, however, it has become a predominant ideology which has gained currency far beyond its original confines. Attempts to understand the origin and historical development of human culture, civilization and language, of the powers of human cognition, and even the origin of the moral and ethical values guiding and constraining everyday life in human societies are now cast in an evolutionary context. In “Evolutionary Theory and the Creation Controversy” the author examines evolutionary theory from a historical perspective, explaining underlying metaphysical backgrounds and fundamental philosophical questions such as the paradoxical problem of change, existence and creation. He introduces the scientists involved, their research results and theories, and discusses the evolution of evolutionary theory against the background of Creationism and Intelligent Design.
Category: Science

The Creation Of The Universe

Author : George Gamow
ISBN : 9780486165486
Genre : Science
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Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures.
Category: Science

Science Evolution And Creationism

Author : Committee on Revising Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences
ISBN : 0309105862
Genre : Science
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How did life evolve on Earth? The answer to this question can help us understand our past and prepare for our future. Although evolution provides credible and reliable answers, polls show that many people turn away from science, seeking other explanations with which they are more comfortable. In the book Science, Evolution, and Creationism, a group of experts assembled by the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine explain the fundamental methods of science, document the overwhelming evidence in support of biological evolution, and evaluate the alternative perspectives offered by advocates of various kinds of creationism, including "intelligent design." The book explores the many fascinating inquiries being pursued that put the science of evolution to work in preventing and treating human disease, developing new agricultural products, and fostering industrial innovations. The book also presents the scientific and legal reasons for not teaching creationist ideas in public school science classes. Mindful of school board battles and recent court decisions, Science, Evolution, and Creationism shows that science and religion should be viewed as different ways of understanding the world rather than as frameworks that are in conflict with each other and that the evidence for evolution can be fully compatible with religious faith. For educators, students, teachers, community leaders, legislators, policy makers, and parents who seek to understand the basis of evolutionary science, this publication will be an essential resource.
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The Act Of Creation

Author : Arthur Koestler
ISBN : 1939438985
Genre : Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
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The Act of Creation begins where this view ceases to be true. Koestler affirms that all creatures have the capacity for creative activity, frequently suppressed by the automatic routines of thought and behavior that dominate their lives. The study of psychology has offered little in the way of an explanation of the creative process, and Koestler suggests that we are at our most creative when rational thought is suspended - for example in dreams and trance-like states. Then the mind is capable of receiving inspiration and insight. Taking humor as his starting point, Koestler examines what he terms 'bisociative' thinking - the creative leap made by the mind that gives rise to new and startling perceptions and glimpses of reality. From here he assesses the workings of the mind of the scientific or artistic genius. The general reader as well as the reader with a deeper knowledge of the topics covered will find this richly documented study of creativity both illuminating and compelling.
Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Origins

Author : Troy Edward Lawrence DC
ISBN : 194318500X
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In Origins, Dr. Lawrence explains many mysteries involving the origins of all things, including an exciting twist on the extinction of the dinosaurs. Dr. Lawrence provides unique answers for a whole range of questions about creation, including: "What environmental conditions allowed the dinosaurs to thrive?" "How did men and women live to be 900+ years of age in ancient times?" "How did the atmosphere form?" "How old is the earth and the universe?" "How did the universe expand?" "How did everything come into existence?" Whether you are an atheist or theist, evolutionist or creationist, educated or not, this book is for you and will benefit you. Table of Contents Preface5 Introduction5 ChapterPage Section I How Young is the Earth? 1Gravity8 2The Effects of Weaker Gravity on Life39 3The Canopy of Salt Water53 4Climate70 5Oxygen Concentration 78 6Land Was More Plentiful in the Past87 7Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets91 8Earth's Spin at Origins 99 9The Flood100 10No Deserts Before the Flood 108 11When and What Caused the Polar Ice Caps and the Ice Age?120 Section II How Old is the Earth? 12Tectonic Plates and River Deltas132 13Radioactive Isotopic Dating142 14Carbon-14 Dating151 15Viscosity of Rocks153 16Moon Dust154 17The Magnetic Field156 18Polystrata, Petrification, and Fossilization 159 19Distance to the Moon166 20Tyrannosaurus Rex Soft Tissue Found170 21Layers of the Earth171 22Transitional Fossils186 23Light197 24Humans Lived 900+ Years and Adaptation from Origins203 25What Happened to Dinosaurs?218 26The Big Bang Versus the Bible230 27The Big Bang Versus Physics238 28Evolution Versus Mathematics250 29Evolution Versus Physics264 30Evolution Versus Science270 31Evolution Versus the Bible292 Section III The Seven Days of Creation 32The First Day297 33The Second Day324 34The Third Day332 35The Fourth Day347 36The Fifth Day361 37The Sixth Day369 38The Seventh Day383 39Life in the Beginning Before Sin392 40Seven-Day Creation Versus Seven-Eon Creation 400 41The "Gap" Theory Between Verse 1 and 2 of Gen. 1408
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Creation Catastrophe Calvary

Author : John Templeton Baldwin
ISBN : 0828013233
Genre : Religion
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"In this scientific age, what difference does it make whether I believe the world was created in six literal days and that the world was destroyed by a global flood?" In answering these questions, Creation, Catastrophe, and Calvary shows how these beliefs are related to key issues such as the forgiveness of our sins and Sabbath observance. - Foreword; Introduction; Meet the Authors; An Angel's Worldview; The "Days" of Creation in Genesis 1; A Second Creation Account?; Biblical Evidence for the Universality of the Genesis Flood?; The Grand Canyon and the Genesis Flood; The Geologic Column and Calvary: The Rainbow Connection--Implications for an Evangelical Understanding of the Atonement; Evolution: A Theory in Crisis; The Role of Creation in Seventh-day Adventist Theology; Science and Theology: Focusing the Complementary Lights of Jesus, Scripture, and Nature
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Creation And Or Evolution An Islamic Perspective

Author : T.O. Shanavas
ISBN : 9781450046299
Genre : Science
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In "Creation AND/OR Evolution: An Islamic Perspective", T.O. Shanavas describes an Islamic theory of creation that is not incompatible with evolution. He accomplishes this by weaving together insights from modern science, the Quran, and pre-Renaissance Muslim history. He proposes that evolution is an intelligent design created by a higher power to manifest His omniscience, supremacy, and grace in a universe constructed with creatures with limited free will. This book is an important contribution to the ongoing debate between creationism and evolution.
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Creation Compromises

Author : Bert Thompson
ISBN : 0932859399
Genre : Religion
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Faith Form And Time

Author : Kurt Wise
ISBN : 9781433675225
Genre : Religion
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Darwinian theories of the universe, although mostly rejected by evangelical Christians, have still found their way into creation theology. A concept such as evolutionist creation has watered down much of the Bible's teaching in order to reconcile with popular tenants of science. The whole controversy swirls around the age of the universe.Dr. Kurt Wise, an associate professor of science and director of the Center for Origins Research and Education at Bryan College, shows from solid biblical teachings and scientific confirmation why young universe creation is correct. Beginning with God and His Word as the standard, Wise demonstrates how the biblical witness teaches that the age of the universe is not as old as Darwinian theory would contend. He also demonstrates how all issues raised by evolutionists can be answered not only by the Bible, but also by scientific data and research, nailing shut macroevolution's coffin.
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