Scientific Challenges to Evolutionary Theory: How These Challenges Affect Religion addresses all aspects of the giant battle between two major belief systems…those that believe in a ‘naturalistic worldview’ and evolution, and those that believe in a miracle-performing God and the Creation of all things.
On a trip to Mount St. Helens, some look at the catastrophic eruption of May 18, 1981 as a significant corroboration of the Creation event. Others, deniers of the possibilities of miracles, hold to the view that God’s creation cannot be taken seriously by the scientific community.
At the Mount St. Helens book store, I asked about books for sale that gave a Christian view of the catastrophic eruption. The reply was, “I’m sorry, sir, but we only carry books by scientists.”
It was time for the author, Jay Schabacker, to do a little scientific sleuthing. Join Jay Schabacker as you learn of the hundreds, even thousands, of Ph.D. scientists who repudiate the theory of evolution, but hold rather to the truth of the theory of Creation.
Significant general information, likely new to most readers gives corroborative evidence from many sources, including:
• From all over the ancient world, hundreds of accounts of a global flood
• Well documented accounts of the Ark of Noah, indeed, located at the top of Mount Ararat
• Ancient ‘Near East’ finds, inscribed on rock, told of the actual details covered in the Holy Bible
Numerous scientific papers refute the naturalistic dogma forced on us the government, public schools, universities and media. You’ll find arguments that assert:
• The earth’s geological features appear to have been fashioned by rapid catastrophic processes that affected the earth on a global scale.
• Life on earth was suddenly created, not over billions of years.
• The use of radiometric dating method is often grossly in error.
• The fossil record shows that all present living kinds of animals and plants have remained fixed since creation.
• Mutations and natural selection are insufficient to have brought about any emergence of living kinds from a simple primordial organism.
• The universe has “obvious manifestations of an ordered, structural plan and design.” The universe and the solar system were suddenly created.
If evolution is wrong why are our children being only taught it in our public schools? Numerous polls favored biology teachers teaching Darwin’s Theory of evolution, but also the scientific evidence against it.
The final section of the book gets further into the “Action Plan” where church pastors and members, scientist groups, etc., could make an important difference if:
• We all read about the subject and started the conversation;
• We gave our views to the school boards and legislators who are the decision makers;
• We initiate needed petitions in support needed legislation; and
• We urge church pastors to create their own church schools and concerned families to start home schooling for their children.
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About the Author
Jay Schabacker’s varied careers – from the Apollo aerospace program to investment financial management to numerous church ministries and theological accomplishments have recently led him to author the 2013 uplifting coffee table book – Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation, which has been well received and was granted 4 major book awards. His next effort, Scientific Challenges to Evolutionary Theory: How These Challenges Affect Religion should be equally well received.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Here Is Some General Information 1
The Evolution Juggernaut-Evolution in Our Culture and Our Education System 2
The "Long March through the Institutions" Plan 4
And Now the Latest from the Socialists 5
Fourteen Years and Still Counting! 6
Summary of Scientific Evidence for Creation 6
Non-Biblical Evidence that Corroborates People and Events in the Holy Bible 7
Flood Stories from All over the World! 9
Eyewitness Accounts of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat 13
The New (After the Flood) World 14
"Chance" vs. "Miracles" 14
The Issue and the Argument: The Gut Issue 16
The Creation Model - Miracles 20
Miracles All Around Us 24
What Are the Social Consequences of Belief in Evolution? 27
There is a God 30
Section 2 The Scientific Discussion and "The Argument" 31
2.1 Formation of Earth's Geological Features 32
2.2 Life on Earth-Thousands of Years or Billions of Years? 35
2.3 Use of Radiometric and Other Dating to Get Accurate Results of Age 41
2.4 Emergence of Plants and Animals: What the Fossil Record Shows 44
2.5 Mutations: Are They Good or Bad? 48
2.6 Man and Apes: Their Separate Ancestry 59
2.7 Emergence of the Universe and the Solar System 64
Section 3 Now - A Summary of the Situation 71
Evolution Is a Religion - Not Science! 71
The Faith and Religion of Evolutionists Explained 72
And then there was the atheist Michael Ruse 72
What Does the US Constitution Have to Say … About Religion? 73
Let's Now Step Back and Read Some Definitions of "Religion" 73
Religion as Taught in Our Public Schools 74
The Takeaway Here 74
Section 4 The Action Plan 77
What's Being Taught Now in the Public Schools? 77
"Teachers Can Teach Creation Science in the Classroom!" 79
The Appropriate Role of Religion in the Public School Curriculum 81
States Where Action Is Taking Place and/or Are Ready for Action 81
Legislation and Speaking with a Lawyer 83
Creation vs. Evolutionism - Where We Stand Today 83
Legislation Put Forward to Get Creationism Taught in the Public Schools 84
Step-by-Step Guidelines for Taking Action in Your State 86
Let's All Now Sign the Discovery Institute's 'Academic Freedom Petition' 87
Appendix A Recent (active and published) Believers in Biblical Creation who Possess a Doctorate in a Science Related Field 89
Appendix B Ancient Writings that Corroborate the events of the Holy Bible 99
Appendix C Eyewitness Accounts of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat 105
Appendix D Quotes by Charles Darwin-Author of The Origin of Species 107
Appendix E Quotes by Albert Einstein-Founder of the Theory of Relativity 109
Appendix F Another Reason Why We Should Get Involved 111
Appendix G Creationist Organizations in the United States of America 113
Appendix H Discovery Institute's Academic Freedom Petition 119
Appendix I Bibliography and Recommended Reading 121