Why do so many think the Bible teaches that the universe is six thousand years old? There are many good biblical and historical reasons to read Genesis 1 nonliterally, and there are many good scientific reasons to think the universe is much older. Out of this misconception, some will lose faith, while others won't find it. This book was written for a large audience, gathering in a little more than one hundred pages the main biblical, historical, and astrophysical reasons to recognize that the universe is far more than six thousand years old. Contrary to some common views, scientists do not simply assume physical laws have been the same in the past. They observe it.
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About the Author
Antoine Bret, PhD, is Associate Professor at University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He has been an Assistant Professor at Orsay University, France, and a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He was the editor in chief of a French Christian publisher for several years and has been minister for a Christian church in Madrid, Spain. He is the author of more than seventy scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Table of Contents
Foreword Ian H. Hutchinson vii
Note to the Reader xiii
1 If God Did Something, Does It Have to Be a Miracle? 1
2 Must Genesis 1 Be a Literal Account? 7
3 Some Misconceptions about Science 19
4 More than Six Thousand Years Traveling 45
5 Radio Dating and Astrophysics 61
Appendix A A Little Atomic Physics 91
Appendix B A Little Nuclear Physics 97