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Creation as Science: A Testable Model Approach
to End the Creation/Evolution Wars

Hugh Ross
NavPress
291 pages, $21.99

Few individuals are better qualified than Hugh Ross—minister with a Ph.D. in astronomy—to apply a balm of common sense to the increasingly heated debate over creation and evolution.

His newest book begins with a much-needed reminder that "God has revealed himself to humanity in two books, the written record [the Bible] and the record of nature." In other words, we should never be forced to reject science in order to embrace the Bible, or vice versa.

Ross is also adept at reclaiming the theological implications of accepted scientific theories, such as the Big Bang. In addition, he chides certain Christians who engage in evolution-bashing without offering "a definitive explanation or evidential defense of their own beliefs about life's origin and history."

So does this book fulfill its promise to "end the creation/evolution wars"? Not really.

Readers on both sides of the line will argue with Ross's creation model. And those looking for specific, scientific experiments to support his theory (as I was) will be disappointed.

Still, Creation as Science opens the door for meaningful dialogue between proponents of creationism, evolution, and Intelligent Design.

And that is definitely a step in the right direction.



Related Elsewhere:

Creation as Science is available at ChristianBook.com and other retailers.

Hugh Ross is founder, president, and director of research at Reasons to Believe, an organization "established to communicate the uniquely factual basis for belief in the Bible."

A video of his lecture on "Creation as Science" is at Google Video.

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