The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions
Christians affirm that everything exists because of God--from subatomic quarks to black holes. Science often claims to explain nature without including God at all. And thinking Christians often feel forced to choose between the two. But the good news is that we don't have to make a choice. Science does not overthrow the Bible. Faith does not require rejecting science. World-renowned scientist Francis Collins, author of The Language of God, along with fellow scientist Karl Giberson show how we can embrace both. Their fascinating treatment explains how God cares for and interacts with his creation while science offers a reliable way to understand the world he made. Together they clearly answer dozens of the most common questions people ask about Darwin, evolution, the age of the earth, the Bible, the existence of God and our finely tuned universe. They also consider how their views stack up against the new atheists as well as against creationists and adherents of intelligent design. The authors disentangle the false conclusions of Christians and atheists alike about science and evolution from the actual results of research in astronomy, physics, geology and genetics. In its place they find a story of the grandeur and beauty of a world made by a supremely creative God.
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Very much enjoyed. I especially appreciated the background on the young earth creationists (YEC). I didn't realize how recent a trend that is and how dogmatic they are about a view that is from a 7th day Adventist. This expresses in very clear terms how a belief in God and a belief in science are not at odds, but can be made to be so by extremists on either end of the spectrum. Very elegant last chapter--endorses a God who is more creative than we could ever imagine and just enjoys all the details and interesting things he set in motion.
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Karl W. Giberson,Francis S. Collins
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The Language of Science and Faith: Straight answers to genuine questions
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