To be let down, especially with planted expectations, is disconcerting as well as disappointing.
New Book Stirs Doubts
Theypublishing@gmail.com (PR Firm) notified us that their book, The Genesis One Code, spotlights the clash between science and religion on the subject of evolution and The Big Bang. The goal, they state, is to open civil dialogue between the two points of view for a greater understanding of the subject as a whole. In other words, the author, an unbiased scientist, takes no sides.
At last! Seeing science and religion partner to learn from each other respectfully while examining each side’s point of view and statistics is something this writer has hoped for and encouraged for years. See stories, Do God and Evolution Mix? http://revaustinmiles.com/index.php/more/436 and Did Big Bang Create Us? http://revaustinmiles.com/index.php/more/431
In those stories the point was made that the bullheadedness on the part of theologians and scientists has retarded concise answers of origins from all angles.
The book’s author, Daniel Friedman, states: “Calculations demonstrate a clear alignment between the times of key events described in the creation narrative in the book of Genesis with those derived from scientific theory and observation. “
The statement about ‘aligning times of the creation with science’ should in itself have waved a red flag. These two, science and religion, would and have faced difficulty trying to blend. Especially with a time line the author bases on: “Human time” or ‘Divine Time.”
News Flash! Human time IS Divine time. Time came into existence by God when He created the earth.
The most absurd reference of all, in order to justify the billion year history of fossil remains, is based on…now get this…“the fossils have their own nuclear clock which verifies their billions of years history,” (page 41) which of course puts it all in perspective.
Author Daniel Friedman writes the book totally from his science point of view, with science being factual and Genesis being questionable. It is all so subtle that one must look carefully to catch it.
He refers to “THIS HISTORY as it unfolded over the span of 3.5 billion years.” as fact. Here’s another FACT: “Radiometric dating HAS SHOWN that the earliest known fossils are more than 3.4 billion years old,” All of these exercises in judo semantics is an effort to knock out the creation event itself which happened six thousand years ago which in turn knocks out God. All these ‘scientific facts,’ are written as factual..
However, with the timelines written by Moses, Friedman states: “These sources, along with the rest of the oral tradition, ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN TAUGHT to Moses.” (Page 55) One of many examples sprinkled throughout this book
Friedman refers to interpretation of The Bible’s’ contextual meaning’ based on, “The allegorical meaning,” or “the symbolic meaning.” But remember, the author is taking no sides but presenting an honest examination of creation. This can be believed as much as the book itself.
Friedman, a Jew, has a good grasp of The Torah, is an incredibly gifted academic who writes well, and…cleverly.
His whole point, it appears, is to discredit God.