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Creation As Science: A Testable Model Approach to End the Creation/evolution Wars Hardcover – August 22, 2006
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Cosmological implications of the biblical model include extra dimensions, cosmic expansion, size of the universe, the anthropic principle, constancy of the laws of the universe, and humanity's specific viewing platform. The characteristics of the earth are compared to those of known extrasolar planets, showing that the earth is rare, if not unique among the planets.
Other chapters examine life's origin in terms of the naturalistic processes that would be required. The naturalistic model is shown to be lacking in that life appears early and is complex. Subsequently, new species are introduced at the right time to transform the earth into a planet suitable for advanced life forms. The origin of humanity is examined in detail to complete the biblical model of creation.
Naturalists primary complaint about intelligent design is that it offers no model and makes no predictions. The strength of Creation As Science lies in its challenge to naturalistic models of origins through specific predictive claims. Chapter 11 examines specific predictions of the four models examined. Along with Appendix F, 22 cosmological and planetary sciences predictions are given for each model. Fifty-two predictive tests are listed for the origin and history of life on earth.Read more ›
Contrary to other reviewers, there is nothing that can be found in the way of pseudoscience in this work. All of the facts are presented objectively, and are quite scientific (take for example the WMAP of the background cosmic radiation, or the series of events that lead to the formation of the moon and atmosphere. If there is indeed pseudoscience, how come nobody pointed out where he made an incorrect or spurious scientific claim?). One of the points made in the book is that a vast array of factors had to be done with precision far beyond that which is within the bounds of human ability (and most certainly beyond any reasonable probability of being carried out by random accident), and therefore would imply a creative intelligence.
All of these arguments are also used within a movement called the Intelligent Design theory. The problem with Intelligent Design is that it does not identify any creator or causal agent: this is one of the reasons that it did not hold up in court recently, and perhaps one of the main reasons why, upon its rejection from the court, people consider it to be pseudoscience. In fact, many court cases dealing with evolution and creation can be found within the book!
Dr Ross attempts to formulate his model on the assumption that the creator is identified as the God of the Bible, and then use predictions based on this and an interpretation of the Bible to predict results of as yet unresolved scientific dilemmas.Read more ›
The remarkable thing was that Dr Ross, working with the help of his scholar team no doubt, was able to cover many different fields of scientific research and display the wonderful concordance between the scientific details and the Biblical model. To appreciate the integration of science and faith adds far more dimensions to your spiritual walk with God and actually puts your faith on to the factual and objective level and out of the private and subjective.
Dr Ross' commitment (and willingness to put his own credibility on the line) to the truth is evident from his working out of a model that can be tested on the basis of scientific research. Given that God is the author of nature as well as the Bible, we would expect that the latest scientific knowledge to come down the pipe would confirm the Biblical model with the most credibility. Over the years I have followed Dr Ross' ministry (Reasons To Believe) and noted how the young earth creationist rival position has had to retreat further and further away from mainstream science in order to protect its own model from critique and testing. By contrast the RTB model is receiving confirmation right from the scientific journals themselves!
All in all this is a great book that will show the magnificent harmony between the record of nature and the words of the Bible and fill you with awe at the Creator of heaven and earth.
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Hugh Ross is an astronomer, theologian, writer, evangelist, debater, and I think he can leap tall buildings in a single bound! Read morePublished 20 months ago by W. Sid Vogel
Ross comes up with weird interpretation of Scripture and so much of his philosophy, science does as well for a better book check out refuting compromise by Sarfati.Published 20 months ago by j
Hugh Ross is a bridge-builder, bringing Science and Scripture together.
Both come from God, the Creator, and cannot contradict if properly interpreted.
Personally I don't go for Creationism as such, especially with the literal interpretation of the creative days of Genesis even though an 'all powerful creator' could have done it... Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Dolly
First let me state this is my first read of any work by Dr. Ross's, it will not be my last. The tone of his work is reasonable and scientifically competent, it is clear he is... Read morePublished on June 30, 2010 by Mark (Greek for "Hammer")
The science discussed in this book is not pseudoscience as one other reviewer here has mentioned. And this book is a very scholarly exposition of the science it covers. Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by Bowser
Hugh Ross, the author of this book, claims: "If the Earth were one half of one percent closer to the sun, water on Earth would boil off. Read morePublished on October 7, 2009 by V
Don't miss out on this riveting trip back to the Middle Ages. My only criticism is that is doesn't debunk the preposterous notion that the world is round (or do the God haters and... Read morePublished on September 16, 2009 by Archtopopotamus
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