...buy the book. -- Creation Ex Nihilo, Vol. 13(1), 1999
Here is a clearly-written comprehensive non-dogmatic work of value for a person in early or even advanced stages of learning about important creation/evolution issues. -- Creation Research Society Quarterly, Vol. 36, June, 1999
The book is well reference and has a helpful glossary. Those interested in the creation/evolution debate will enjoy and benefit from this well-written book. -- College and University Dialogue, Vol. 11(3), 1999
Roth has held a number of college and university appointments and is a member of several learned societies. After serving as chairman of the Biology Department at Andrews University and Loma Linda University, he was director of the Geoscience Research Institute at Loma Linda, California. For 23 years he has been editor of the journal Origins.
Roth has pursued research in invertebrate zoology and on fossil and living coral reefs in both the Pacific and Caribbean. There he has investigated the effects of light and pigment on the rate of coral reef growth. His research in various aspects of biology has been financed by several United States government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Roth has been active in the evolution-creation controversy in the United States, serving as a consultant or witness to the states of California, Oregon, and Arkansas. He has conducted numerous paleontological and geological field trips in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and North America in areas significant to the creation-evolution controversy. In addition, he has published a hundred and fifty articles in both scientific and popular journals, and has given many hundreds of lectures throughout the world.
Reading this book is absolutely a good choice when discussing about creation/evolution -question in serious forum.
Although written for the educated lay reader, the book is extremely scholarly; numerous endnotes follow each chapter, and cite the relevant scientific literature.
Ariel Roth's book was highly recommended to me and after reading it I agree that it is an excellent introduction to the creation/evolution discussion.