A 21st Century Christian's Quest for Truth
Any book that attempts to assert basic truth about the origins, nature and relationship of humankind with the Earth and universe we live in is inherently controversial. Throughout human history truth claims have been based on authority, faith, and observed evidence. Each of these sources of truth have changed truth claims over time. Only about 500 years ago any fool could observe that the earth was a flat surface (not a sphere spinning at about 700 miles per hour at the equator) with a sun that traveled above the surface of the earth about every 24 hours(23 hrs and 56 min).
In a very short period of human history our evidence or observation based truth claims have expanded exponentially as we have advanced our unaided human observations. Examples include: space based instruments that transmit vast amounts of information about an unimaginably large universe; atom smashers that provide knowledge of the smallest element or force within an unimaginably small atom; seismographic instruments that can analyze and map deep inside the Earth; glacial ice core analysis that tell us a lot about annual climates and major earth events on a year by year basis over hundreds of thousands of years in the past; recent advances in radiocarbon and radiometric and other dating methods that provide a reliable chronology of Earth and plant and animal life over the past 4.65 billion years; oceanographic vehicles that explore the extreme depths of the oceans that cover the majority of the earth’s surface; and, instruments that allow humans to study the very basic sub-microscopic elements (DNA) that make up plant and animal life.
This book does not claim to be a fully documented scientific or religious text. It is based on one persons extensive research of authoritative sources. Even research requires evaluation of sources and subsequent conclusions. Thus, this book is proposed as an editorial opinion based on one person’s “quest for truth in the 21st Century”.
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