Thursday, November 15, 2012
What is going on? Kids are taught evolution in school and creationism in Sunday school with both authorities claiming to be right.
Have you tried to discuss the topic with your teenage kids? I have, and they are confused! And until I worked through the issue and wrote the book, I could not make much progress in clarifying the topic to their satisfaction, despite my strong scientific background, having been trained as a physics engineer, working in space-related areas for 30 years, and my religious knowledge on the topic acquired over more than a decade of studies.
My new book deals with this topic head-on, in a new way. Others have used sound and convincing arguments to try to show that one side or the other is right. But this approach won’t work on our kids because, in the final analysis, neither side can completely prove their arguments. The Genesis One Code approaches the issue by showing that the two accounts (biblical and scientific) are indeed in agreement as to what happened and when it happened with respect to the development of the universe and the appearance of life on Earth. How does it do this? It recognizes a well-known scientific principle that is also found in the scriptures -- time is relative and in the eye of the observer. A Creation Day is really a very specific period of time as detailed in scriptures, but it is not one of our 24-hour days. When the creation account is converted to our time as measured in science, it lines up perfectly with the latest scientific discoveries! As Night Owl Reviews said it:
There is more than one way to skin a cat, so there must be more than one way to describe a particular phenomenal delineation. Launch into this enlightening trek that provides a startlingly poetic symbiosis between religion and science. Readers with a knowledge-craving, open mind will thoroughly enjoy this read and be delighted by its many elements and propositions.
After you read the book, you will be in a better position to discuss the topic with your teenagers, which was one of my motivations to write the book. Best of all, as a family you can spend quality time having a discussion about science, religion and the meaning and purpose of life.
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Daniel Friedmann is CEO of MDA Corp., specializing in robotics. He has a master’s in engineering physics and 30 years’ experience in the space industry. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers on space industry topics. He is also a longtime student of cosmology and religion. The Genesis One Code is currently available on Amazon.com and at http://danielfriedmannbooks.com/.