Creating Life in the Lab: How New Discoveries in Synthetic Biology Make a Case for the Creator [NOOK Book]

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What does the creation of artificial life-forms mean for the Christian faith?

Each year brings to light new scientific discoveries that have the power to either test our faith or strengthen it--most recently the news that scientists have created artificial life-forms in the laboratory.

Biochemist and Christian apologist Fazale Rana, for one, isn't worried. In Creating Life...
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Creating Life in the Lab: How New Discoveries in Synthetic Biology Make a Case for the Creator

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Overview

What does the creation of artificial life-forms mean for the Christian faith?

Each year brings to light new scientific discoveries that have the power to either test our faith or strengthen it--most recently the news that scientists have created artificial life-forms in the laboratory.

Biochemist and Christian apologist Fazale Rana, for one, isn't worried. In Creating Life in the Lab, he details the fascinating quest for synthetic life and argues convincingly that when scientists succeeded in creating life in the lab, they unwittingly undermined the evolutionary explanation for the origin of life, demonstrating instead that undirected chemical processes cannot produce a living entity.

"Like it or not, a brave new world replete with synthetic biology is now upon us. Rana's book will equip lovers of the truth to think Christianly in defense of that which corresponds to reality."--Hank Hanegraaff, president, Christian Research Institute; host, Bible Answer Man broadcast

"Beautifully details how intelligent divine planning--rather than unguided naturalistic processes--best explains the emergence of first life."--Paul Copan, professor and Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University; author, Is God a Moral Monster?

"As Fazale Rana puts it in his significant new contribution to the growing literature on synthetic biology, to generate, sustain, and manipulate a living entity requires the intense involvement of highly intelligent beings. Rana's analysis is achieved with clarity and scientific rigor."--Kenneth Boa, president, Reflections Ministries

"An excellent resource for understanding in detail current developments in synthetic biology and origin-of-life research."--Vern S. Poythress, professor of New Testament interpretation, Westminster Theological Seminary

Fazale Rana (PhD, Ohio University) is executive vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons To Believe. He is the author of The Cell's Design and coauthor of Origins of Life and Who Was Adam?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441214584
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 360,321
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Fazale Rana (PhD, Ohio University) is vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons To Believe. He is the author of The Cell's Design and coauthor, with Hugh Ross, of Origins of Life and Who Was Adam? Rana lives in Southern California.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 10

Acknowledgments 11

1 Waking Up in Frankenstein's Dream 13

2 Life Is like Music 23

3 Blessed by a New Species 32

4 Treading in the Steps Already Marked 48

5 Becoming Acquainted with the Principals-and Principles 70

6 A Scientist's Splendor 83

7 The Particulars of Life's Formation 98

8 Conquering the Challenges 113

9 Promised Impossibilities 122

10 The Agony of Reflections 137

11 United by No Link 153

12 A Thousand Other Miseries 173

13 Persevere in Exile 182

Epilogue: Borne Away by the Waves 196

Appendix: An Introduction to Biochemistry 199

Notes 209

Index 230

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