The Genesis Enigma

The Genesis Enigma

Why the Bible Is Scientifically Accurate

Book - 2009
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An acclaimed, paradigm-shifting evolutionary biologist shows how the biblical story of Genesis uncannily reflects recent scientific discoveries-and finds room for divine inspiration within.

Consider this: Genesis recounts the story of creation, step-by-step: "Let there be light"; "Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear"; "Let the earth bring forth [vegetation]"; "Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life"; "God created the whales"; "And God created . . . every winged fowl." For thousands of years, Judeo-Christian belief has accepted this progression as truth. And now, thanks to recent scientific discoveries, the scientific community does, too (though without the mention of "God").

In The Genesis Enigma , respected evolutionary biologist Andrew Parker explains each parallel between Genesis and science in detail-and the closer he looks, the more amazing the parallels become. But the Genesis account has no right to be correct. The author or authors could not have known these things happened in this order, and with the highlights science has come to recognize.

Ultimately, Parker argues, it must be divine inspiration that guided the writing of the Bible. This startling conclusion will make The Genesis Enigma a must-read for believers and scientists alike.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Dutton, c2009.
ISBN: 9780525951247
Characteristics: xxv, 294 pages ;,24 cm.

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ShasCho
Apr 15, 2017

I hate documentaries
which carefully cherry-pick the most convenient facts
while pretending that contradictory data doesn't exist.
Sure, Genesis chapter one
gives an account of supernatural creation
with a chronology that very roughly parallels terrestrial evolution,
but the very next chapter gives an entirely different history:

Genesis chapter 1 says
that humans were created AFTER plants and animals.
In chapter 2 we are told
that humans were created BEFORE plants and animals.
In chapter 1,
man and woman were created at the same time,
but chapter 2 explicitly claims
that man was created before the plants
and woman was created after the animals.
What possible mental contortions
can make such nonsense "scientifically accurate"?

Here are a few more "scientifically accurate" facts
that require tedious reconciling with reality:
The Bible says that humans are made of dust.
That Jesus had two different paternal grandfathers.
Snakes and donkeys talk.
Insects have 4 legs.
Bats are birds.
The earth is flat.
The sun revolves around the earth.
Breeding goats in front of striped sticks
will cause them to give birth to striped kids.
And that all land species lived within walking distance of Noah's house.
(I can just see the two-toed Sloth hiking eastwards across the Atlantic
to meet the west-bound Panda and the north-going Platypus in Turkey.)

Here is a direct quote from the book under discussion:
"When the biblical text is taken literally, it is left in the wake of advancing science. But when it is read figuratively, it not only keeps pace with the hottest science, it precedes or heralds it."

No surprises here.
Every madman in history has been an accurate prophet,
so long as we read their words "figuratively".
The father of Protestant Christianity, Martin Luther,
said many times that Faith and Reason cannot co-exist.
He was absolutely correct.
Parker is a propagandist, not a scientist.

Amen

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naturalist
Jan 18, 2013

Sorry Andy, The Flintstones was not a documentary.
seriously,
“There was nothing before the Big Bang because there was no “before” before the Big Bang.” Stephen W. Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, b.1942 from: Curiosity : Did God Create the Universe? DVD 523.1 CUR
see also,
“The Counter-Creationism Handbook”
by Mark Isaak
published by University of California Press 1st edition 2007 ... ISBN-10: 0520249267 ... ISBN-13: 978-0520249264

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