a brief history of creation science and the search for the origin of life

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A Brief History Of Creation Science And The Search For The Origin Of Life

Author : Bill Mesler
ISBN : 9780393248548
Genre : Science
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The epic story of the scientists through the ages who have sought answers to life’s biggest mystery: How did it begin? In this essential and illuminating history of Western science, Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II seek to answer the most crucial question in science: How did life begin? They trace the trials and triumphs of the iconoclastic scientists who have sought to solve the mystery, from Darwin’s theory of evolution to Crick and Watson’s unveiling of DNA. This fascinating exploration not only examines the origin-of-life question, but also interrogates the very nature of scientific discovery and objectivity.

The Creation Hypothesis

Author : James Porter Moreland
ISBN : 0830816984
Genre : Religion
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P.J. Moreland and a panel of scholars examine arguments and evidence from astronomy, physics, bio-chemistry, paleontology, and linguistics as they evaluate the creation hypothesis.

The Origins Of Life And The Universe

Author : Paul F. Lurquin
ISBN : 9780231507660
Genre : Science
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The Origins of Life and the Universe is the culmination of a university science professor's search for understanding and is based on his experiences teaching the fundamental issues of physics, chemistry, and biology in the classroom. What is life? Where did it come from? How can understanding the origins of life on Earth help us understand the origins of the universe, and vice versa? These are questions that have occupied us all. This is a book, then, about the beginning of things—of the universe, matter, stars, and planetary systems, and finally, of life itself—topics of profound interest that are rarely considered together. After surveying prescientific accounts of the origins of life, the book examines the concepts of modern physics and cosmology, in particular the two pillars of modern physics, relativity and quantum theory, and how they can be applied to the Big Bang model of the creation of the universe. The author then considers molecular genetics and DNA, the famed building block of life. In addition to assessing various hypotheses concerning the appearance of the first bacterial cells and their evolution into more complex eukaryotic cells, this section explains how "protocells" may have started a kind of integrated metabolism and how horizontal gene transfer may have speeded up evolution. Finally, the book discusses the possibility that life did not originate on planet Earth but first appeared on other solar planets, or perhaps in other star systems. How would such a possibility affect our understanding of the meaning of life, or of its ultimate fate in the universe? The book ends as it begins, with profound questions and penetrating answers, a state-of-the-art guide to unlocking the scientific mysteries of life and matter.

Creation

Author : Adam Rutherford
ISBN : 0670920444
Genre : Life
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Creation: The Origin of Life What is life? In what form did it first appear? And how? Every creature, plant and cell that has ever inhabited the Earth owes its existence to the emergence, some four billion years ago, of a single living being. From this first, unique life-form, all other life subsequently evolved. What extraordinary circumstances conspired to create such a thing? The question of life's origin has preoccupied humanity throughout its history. In the last two hundred years, the three cornerstones of biology - the discovery of cells, Darwin's theory of evolution and the workings of DNA - have provided the key clues to an answer. Now, thanks to the recent work of leading contemporary biologists, we have within our grasp a full understanding of this most astonishing event. Drawing on remarkable recent research, The Origin of Life takes us on a gripping, four-billion year journey of discovery, from interplanetary collisions to the inner workings of cells and genes, to uncover the identity, nature and origin of first life - and all life - offering answers to the grandest of questions before arriving at a thrilling solution to the greatest detective story of them all. Flip this Book for Creation: The Future of Life 'Prepare to be astounded. There are moments when this book is so gripping it reads like a thriller.' Mail on Sunday 'One of the most eloquent and genuinely thoughtful books on science over the past decade. Essential reading.' Observer 'The extraordinary science and Rutherford's argument are worth every reader's scrutiny.'Sunday Telegraph 'The perfect primer on the past and future of DNA.' Guardian

Understanding Scientific Theories Of Origins

Author : Robert C. Bishop
ISBN : 9780830891641
Genre : Religion
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The question of origins remains a stumbling block for many. But just as the Psalmist gained insight into God's character through the observation of nature, modern scientific study can deepen and enrich our vision of the Creator and our place in his creation. In this often contentious field Bishop, Funck, Lewis, Moshier, and Walton serve as our able guides. Based on over two decades of teaching origins together in the classroom, the authors present a textbook exploring mainstream scientific theories of origins in astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, geology, biology, physical anthropology, and genetics. While many authors engage origins from a Christian perspective, this is the first work offering a full-fledged discussion of the scientific narrative of origins from the Big Bang through humankind, from biblical and theological perspectives accessible to a lay audience. Topics include Principles of biblical interpretationClose readings of relevant Genesis textsA comprehensive Trinitarian doctrine of creationCosmic originsThe geologic history of EarthThe origin of life on EarthThe origin of species and diversity of lifeHuman originsNew creation and creation careScience educationRather than the familiar scenario where science and faith compete, this book seeks to diffuse tensions by taking the inspiration and authority of the Bible seriously while respecting and honoring God's revelation through creation. Understanding Scientific Theories of Origins gives the reader a detailed picture of the sciences of origins along with how they fit into the story of God's creative and redemptive action.

A Tear At The Edge Of Creation

Author : Marcelo Gleiser
ISBN : 9781439127865
Genre : Science
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For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues to pray to their divine incarnation of Oneness. Following a surprisingly similar notion, scientists have long asserted that under Nature’s apparent complexity there is a simpler underlying reality. In its modern incarnation, this Theory of Everything would unite the physical laws governing very large bodies (Einstein’s theory of relativity) and those governing tiny ones (quantum mechanics) into a single framework. But despite the brave efforts of many powerful minds, the Theory of Everything remains elusive. It turns out that the universe is not elegant. It is gloriously messy. Overturning more than twenty-five centuries of scientific thought, award-winning physicist Marcelo Gleiser argues that this quest for a Theory of Everything is fundamentally misguided, and he explains the volcanic implications this ideological shift has for humankind. All the evidence points to a scenario in which everything emerges from fundamental imperfections, primordial asymmetries in matter and time, cataclysmic accidents in Earth’s early life, and duplication errors in the genetic code. Imbalance spurs creation. Without asymmetries and imperfections, the universe would be filled with nothing but smooth radiation. A Tear at the Edge of Creation calls for nothing less than a new "humancentrism" to reflect our position in the universal order. All life, but intelligent life in particular, is a rare and precious accident. Our presence here has no meaning outside of itself, but it does have meaning. The unplanned complexity of humankind is all the more beautiful for its improbability. It’s time for science to let go of the old aesthetic that labels perfection beautiful and holds that "beauty is truth." It’s time to look at the evidence without centuries of monotheistic baggage. In this lucid, down-to-earth narrative, Gleiser walks us through the basic and cutting-edge science that fueled his own transformation from unifier to doubter—a fascinating scientific quest that led him to a new understanding of what it is to be human.

The Origin Of Life

Author : John Desmond Bernal
ISBN : MINN:319510004678511
Genre : Science
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Species Of Origins

Author : Karl Giberson
ISBN : 0742507653
Genre : Religion
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In Species of Origins, Karl W. Giberson and Donald A. Yerxa examine America's controversial conversation about creation and evolution. While noting that part of the discord stems from the growing cultural and religious diversity of the United States, they argue powerfully that the real issue is the headlong confrontation between two seemingly incompatible worldviews upon which millions of Americans rely: modern naturalistic science and traditional Judeo-Christian religions. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Genesis Of Man Creation And Evolution Science And Myth

Author : Angelo Caiazzo
ISBN : 9780359774371
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The search for human origins has had a long history. Today there are basically two answers to the question of Man's beginnings, known as Creation and Evolution. This book uses evidence from science and myth to consider both positions from a philosophical point of view. Along the way God and the afterlife, atheism and skepticism, the nature of Truth, along with science and myths themselves, and so much more, are all discussed with an aim to clarifying Man's beginnings, his existence, and his current predicament in the world. Well-written, informative, timeless in importance, and sure to be controversial, this book also includes as a bonus a complete previously published book of aphorisms.

The Creation Evolution Controversy

Author : James L. Hayward
ISBN : 0810833867
Genre : Reference
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This collection of 447 annotated references provides an overview of the literature addressing the creation/evolution controversy for students, teachers, lawyers, writers, historians, scientists, sociologists, clerics, and other interested persons. Fifty-four annotations in the chapter on historical references highlight influential volumes published between 1543 and 1980 classic works that inform the views of later writers. These historical works are listed chronologically in order of publication. The remaining 393 entries feature books published from 1981 (the year of the "Scopes II" trial in Arkansas) to 1996, and include works that address historical, sociological, philosophical, religious, cosmological, geological, biological, and anthropological issues surrounding the creation/evolution controversy. The annotations are written in an informative, impartial style. Except for references in the chapter containing historical sources and in the chapter featuring works on the history of the creation/evolution controversy, references are grouped under "theistic" and "non-theistic" headings. An introductory essay describes the history of evolutionary theory and creationism, and defines the distinguishing features of each thought system. An annotated list of periodicals featuring articles on creationism and evolutionism is also provided. With author, title, and subject indexes."

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