For years naturalistic theories have monopolized academia as the only possible scientific explanation for the origin of life. But there's something most people don't know - the facts just don't support such theories. In ORIGINS OF LIFE, biochemist Fazale...
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For years naturalistic theories have monopolized academia as the only possible scientific explanation for the origin of life. But there's something most people don't know - the facts just don't support such theories.
In ORIGINS OF LIFE, biochemist Fazale Rana and astronomer Hugh Ross reveal a model that shows how perspectives on first life's beginnings can be tested - as a creation event - with astounding results. Rana and Ross explode the myth that scientific evidence supports naturalistic theories and show how research corroborates a transcendent Creator who formed and nurtured the initial life forms and more.
Two researchers reveal a testable creation model for life's earliest beginning that makes sense of the scientific evidence.
Imagine primordial Earth, a churning cauldron of liquefied rock. Steaming, seething -- a vast desolate wasteland, inhospitable to life. Yet somehow first life appeared. Maybe chemicals in a primordial soup spontaneously spawned a single-celled creature that continued to evolve. Or perhaps a transcendent Creator formed and nurtured the initial life forms. To determine what really happened requires a framework to evaluate the evidence. For the first time in print, Dr. Rana and Dr. Ross present a scientific model for the creation of first life on Earth -- a model based on the Bible. They present testable predictions for this life-origins scenario and for the competing naturalistic scenarios. Which model withstands the rigorous scrutiny of science and the tests of time? The one that does gives insight to a deeper question: Why would the first life forms precede human life by billions of years? Book jacket.
Hugh Norman Ross (Ph.D. in astronomy, University of Toronto) is President of Reasons to Believe, he was the youngest person to serve as director of observations for Vancouver's Royal Astronomical Society. He is Christian speaker, author, and former Minister of Evangelism, Sierra Madre Congregational Church, Sierra Madre, California. He is a progressive Creationist and the author of numerous books including Creation and Time: A Biblical and Scientific Perspective on the Creation-Date Controversy (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1994), The Fingerprint of God, second edition (Promise Publishing Co, 1991),The Genesis Question, A Matter of Days, Who was Adam? and Why is the Universe the Way it is (Bakerbooks, 2008)
Fazale Rana (PhD, Ohio University) is vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons To Believe. He is the coauthor, with Hugh Ross, of Origins of Life and Who Was Adam? Rana lives in Upland, California.