And God said, "Let there be evolution!"
A smart, thought provoking look at establishing a middle ground between major world religions and science.
The book answers "YES!" to the question, "Is it possible to reconcile the Theory of Evolution with the Scriptures?" And ascertains that accepting evolution does not require abandoning one's faith.
Created in response to 9/11, And God said, "Let there be evolution!" addresses the continuing conflict between science teaching and religious beliefs, the dangerous effects of scriptural literalism, and heightened interest in interfaith initiatives. A Jewish scientist (David Kay, Conservative Rabbi in Florida), Christian scientist (Howard Van Till, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Physics at Calvin College in Michigan), and Muslim scientist (T.O. Shanavas, M.D., pediatrician in Michigan) present scientific evidence for the Theory of Evolution and then explain how they reconcile that theory with the scriptural sources and beliefs of their religions.
“It's about time. Intelligent religious people offering rational perspectives on evolution and their beliefs is a welcome addition to the ongoing conversation about this issue. Enlightened discussions such as this, reconciling evolutionary theory with religious beliefs, seem like the best way forward. And if it's true that evolution favors a cooperative species, it would be nice if that turns out to be homo sapiens.” – Jonathan Rowe, Amazon reviewer
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Charles M. Wynn, Sr. is Professor of Chemistry at Eastern Connecticut State University. Dr. Wynn’s critically acclaimed science trilogy written with co-editor Arthur W. Wiggins: The Five Biggest Ideas in Science, Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction: Where Real Science Ends and Pseudoscience Begins, and The Five Biggest Unsolved Problems in Science has been translated into eleven languages.
Arthur W. Wiggins is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy at Oakland Community College in Michigan where he was Head of the Department of Physical Sciences. He is the author of The Joy of Physics.
Title: And God said, "Let there be evolution!": Reconciling the Book of Genesis, the Qur'an, and the Theory of Evolution
Author: Charles M. Wynn, Sr. and Art W. Wiggins
Publication Date: May 2011
Publisher: All Things That Matter Press