Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolutionary Models Face Off

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NavPress, 2004 - Religion - 298 pages
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Imagine primordial Earth, a churning cauldron of liquefied rock. Steaming, seething -- a vast desolate wasteland, inhospitable to life. Yet somehow first life appeared. Maybe chemicals in a primordial soup spontaneously spawned a single-celled creature that continued to evolve. Or perhaps a transcendent Creator formed and nurtured the initial life forms. To determine what really happened requires a framework to evaluate the evidence. For the first time in print, Dr. Rana and Dr. Ross present a scientific model for the creation of first life on Earth -- a model based on the Bible. They present testable predictions for this life-origins scenario and for the competing naturalistic scenarios. Which model withstands the rigorous scrutiny of science and the tests of time? The one that does gives insight to a deeper question: Why would the first life forms precede human life by billions of years? Book jacket.

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Fazale Rana (PhD, Ohio University) is vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons To Believe. He is the coauthor, with Hugh Ross, of Origins of Life and Who Was Adam? Rana lives in Upland, California.

Scientist and author Hugh Ross was the youngest person to serve as director of observations for Vancouver's Royal Astronomical Society. He received a provincial scholarship and a National Research Council of Canada fellowship to study at the University of Columbia, the University of Toronto and at Caltech in the US. Ross is a lecturer in the Simon Greenleaf Institute of Apologetics at Trinity Law School in California. He has written many books and hosts the TV show Reasons to Believe, which is also the name of the organization he founded in 1986.

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