As the need to clearly define distinctions between evolutionary scientific positions on 'origins' (man, the Earth and the Universe) and the biblical scientific position (young-earth Creationism) become more necessary, books by experts from all perspectives become more prevalent. In The Bible, Rocks and Time, two Ph. D. level geologists examine the evidence from the view of secular science to make their determination of a very old earth, culminating in an attack on young-earth creationism. The authors' presentation is broad enough to fit many parts of the old-earth spectrum of origins beliefs (theistic evolution, Intelligent Design, progressive creationism, etc.).
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Review 1 for The Bible, Rocks, and Time: Geological Evidence for the Age of the Earth
Date:December 20, 2008
This is a very well written thorough defense of the correctness of geologists' conclusions about the age of the earth and the consistency of those conclusions with belief in Biblical inerrancy. The authors have many years of experience as professors of geology in a Christian college. They are very much concerned about the negative effects of the pseudoscience that many Christian young people are being taught in churches and Christian schools. Their review of the history of geology and of interpretations of Genesis serve to correct much misinformation that is widespread concerning how scientists came to believe that the earth is very old. The parts on Biblical perspectives and philosophical perspectives are very important for defending the orthodoxy of the old-earth position and the importance of avoiding false teaching about science. The immense amount of material about geological evidence is much more than the amount that should be sufficient to establish the authors' thesis. They are also very careful to stick with geology, and so they do not present the ample supporting evidence from other sciences. It is also significant that they do not state a position on biological evolution.