Is the Big Bang Biblical?: And 99 Other Questions with John Morris

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Almost everyone has an interest in science. Whether we're simply star-gazing, or conducting laboratory experiments, studying the world around us offers marvelous opportunities to learn.

As the natural world unfolds around us, it also prompts philosophical questions: Where did it all come from? Did someone make all this? Geologist and author John Morris, President of the Institute for Creation Research, is often asked a host of questions about how our world came to be. In this ...

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Overview

Almost everyone has an interest in science. Whether we're simply star-gazing, or conducting laboratory experiments, studying the world around us offers marvelous opportunities to learn.

As the natural world unfolds around us, it also prompts philosophical questions: Where did it all come from? Did someone make all this? Geologist and author John Morris, President of the Institute for Creation Research, is often asked a host of questions about how our world came to be. In this book, he answers a hundred of the most common questions, and the variety of topics will excite readers of all ages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890513910
  • Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Section 1 Biblical Issues
What Is the Purpose of Creation Ministry? 10
Could Evolution and Creation Be Telling the Same Story in Different Ways? 12
What Could the God of Scripture Call "Very Good"? 14
Is the God of Theistic Evolution the Same as the God of the Bible? 16
Does Genesis Address the "Time" of Creation or Just the "Fact" of Creation? 18
Why Did God Create Us? 20
Is Belief in the Young Earth Necessary to Be a Christian? 22
Does Scripture Allow a Gap? 24
Does Scripture Require a Global Flood? 26
Should a Church Take a Stand on Creation? 28
Does Nature Reveal Truth as Clearly as Does the Bible? 30
Why Do Seminary Professors Entertain Old-Earth Ideas? 32
How Does "Old-Earth" Thinking Affect One's View of Scripture's Reliability? 34
Can Science Prove the Bible? 36
If an Idea Agrees with Scripture, Does That Make It Unscientific? 38
Are Plants Alive? 40
What Happened in the "Days of Peleg"? 42
Did Jonah Really Get Swallowed by a Whale? 44
Who Were the "Giants" in the Days of Noah? 46
How Could Noah Have Built the Ark All by Himself? 48
If All Animals Were Created as Plant Eaters, Why Do Some Have Sharp Teeth? 50
Was Mankind Created to Do Work? 52
Who Was the Babe in the Manger? 54
Section 2 Questions in Biology
Is There Evidence Against Evolution? 56
Why Do Some Babies Show "Animal" Characteristics? 58
Does the "Beak of the Finch" Prove Darwin Was Right? 60
Did Lungfish Evolve into Amphibians? 62
Do Bacteria "Evolve" Resistance to Antibiotics? 64
Do Back Problems in Humans Prove Evolution from the Animals? 66
What Would Need to Change for a Dinosaur to Evolve into a Bird? 68
Why Can't Geneticists See the Obvious Evidence for Creation in the Genetic Code? 70
What Grows on Evolution's Tree of Life? 72
Is Lack of Room for Wisdom Teeth Proof of Evolution? 74
Hasn't Life Been Created in the Laboratory? 76
How Did Life Originate? 78
Will the "Lost World" Ever Be Found? 80
What Can Be Done to Help Endangered Species? 82
Does the Bible Really Claim That Insects Have Only Four Legs? 84
Section 3 Creation Questions
Does Science Conflict with the Bible? 86
Is Creation Thinking Useful? 88
Can Science Go "Back to Genesis"? 90
Do Muslims Believe in Creation? 92
How Do Creation/Evolution Debates Affect People? 94
Do the Difficult Questions Have Answers? 96
Is Creation or Evolution More Empirical? 98
Do Creationists Believe in Natural Law? 100
Section 4 Geology, the Flood, the Young Earth
Did God Lie to Us? 102
Is There Geological Evidence for the Young Earth? 104
How Can a Geology Professor Believe That the Earth Is Young? 106
Does the Geologic Column Prove Evolution? 108
Did God Create the Earth in Its Present Condition? 110
How Could Fish Survive Noah's Flood? 112
What Part Does the Flood of Noah's Day Play in Creation Thinking? 114
Has Evidence for the Flood Been Found in the Black Sea? 116
What Happened to Land Plants During the Flood? 118
Did Dinosaurs Survive the Flood? 120
When Did "Sue," the Huge T. Rex, Live and Die? 122
Did Dinosaurs Hunt in Packs? 124
Why Don't We Find More Human Fossils? 126
Who or What Was Australopithicus Ananemsis? 128
Did the "African Eve" Leave Footprints? 130
What Distinguishes Man from Ape? 132
Section 5 Physical Science Questions
Can Radioisotope Dating Be Trusted? 134
Is the Big Bang Biblical? 136
Doesn't Carbon Dating Prove the Earth Is Old? 138
Can Raw Energy Create Order? 140
Is It Scientifically Impossible for Miracles to Occur? 142
Did God Create with Appearance of Age? 144
Was There Really an Ice Age? 146
Is There Water on the Moon? 148
Are Human Artifacts Ever Petrified? 150
Does SETI Have a Chance? Is It Science? 152
Section 6 Impact on Society
In What Ways Has God Blessed America? 154
What Do Americans Believe about Origins, According to the Polls? 156
What Really Happened on the Kansas School Board? 158
Is Creation One of the Traditional Values? 160
Is the Death Penalty Appropriate Since Man Is Made in "God's Image"? 162
What About Stem Cell Research? 164
If It's in the Museum, Doesn't That Mean It's Right? 166
Do Park Rangers Tell a Credible Story? 168
Why Is Creation Politically Incorrect? 170
How Did Creation Fare on PBS's "Firing Line"? 172
Is There a Conspiracy Against Creationism? 174
Is Creation Treated Fairly in the Media? 176
Would the Discovery of Noah's Ark Do Any Good? 178
Where Is Cloning Taking Us? 180
Will Infanticide Follow Abortion as "Acceptable Behavior"? 182
What Is the Connection Between Homosexuality and Evolution? 184
Should Apes Be Given Human Rights? 186
Does It Help to Compromise with Evolution? 188
How Can the Chinese Dynasties Extend Back Many Thousands of Years? 190
Did the Evolutionists Present a Good Case at the Scopes Trial? 192
Section 7 Personal Application
"How Do I Know There Really Is a God?" 194
Why Should a Christian Believe in Creation? 196
Whose Values Are Family Values? 198
Do Evolutionists and Creationists View the Family Differently? 200
Can Christian High-School Students Survive Public School? 202
Is There Such a Thing as Creationist Counseling? 204
Does the Creation World View Help in Time of Grief? 206
Can Children Benefit from Creation Thinking? 208
Where Do the Anti-Creationists Come From? 210
Is Creationism a Missionary Effort? 212
Is Creationist Ministry Effective? 214
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