The academic culture in which science is practiced today is one of tacit – if not explicit – atheism. Nowhere is this more evident than in the scientific study of how the universe began and developed – the field of origins. This book has been written in the conviction that the first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis – the Bible's book of beginnings – provide a trustworthy and accurate account of the early history of the universe.
In the increasingly secular age in which we live, it is all too easy to forget that the major disciplines of science were founded by men of broadly Christian convictions. Their names are perhaps familiar to us – Boyle, Ray, Hooke, Newton, Faraday – but there is often an embarrassed silence concerning the spiritual beliefs that motivated these scientific giants.
Like the astronomer, Kepler, these men perceived that in their scientific insights they were ‘thinking God's thoughts after him'. Today, however, there is a sense of collective amnesia about the religious motivations of these men.
This book … introduces the reader to the best contemporary creationist models in astronomy, geology, biology, and so on — and at a level the layperson can understand.
KEN HAM, President, Answers in Genesis — U.S. / Creation Museum
For those needing an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the science and issues surrounding biblical origins — this book stands above the rest.
Dr JOHN H. WHITMORE, Associate Professor of Geology, Cedarville University, Ohio, USA
Paul is one of the few creationist speakers and writers who are qualified in the two key areas of science — geology and biology… His study of the various topics is thorough and I can detect no scientific or biblical flaw in his arguments… I am very happy to commend this publication and trust it has a wide readership.
J. H. JOHN PEET, B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D, C.Chem, FRSC, The Biblical Creation Society
Paul Garner … presents a cohesive scientific model for origins from a biblical perspective.
Professor ANDY McINTOSH, D.Sc, University of Leeds, UK
If you thought you knew what creationism was, this book will probably surprise you.
Dr ARTHUR JONES, Science and Education Consultant
Paul Garner gives us an up-to-date survey of current scientific thinking that supports the biblical account of the origin of our universe.
MARC SURTEES, Ph.D Zoology
Paul takes us on a sure-footed and wide-ranging survey of evidence informed by his involvement with the latest creationist research… A compelling resource for pastors and church members alike to approach questions of origins with confidence.
Dr STEPHEN LLOYD, Pastor of Hope Church, Gravesend, Kent, UK
PAUL GARNER is a researcher and lecturer with Biblical Creation Ministries. He has a degree in Environmental Sciences (Geology/ Biology) and is a Fellow of the Geological Society. He is married with two children and resides in Cambridgeshire, England.