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Is Genesis History?

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Interviews with Experts, July 4, 2017

Do you remember the first time someone told you that you evolved from an ape? I do and I went home and told my dad, who promptly arranged a meeting with my elementary school teacher. That was over 40 years ago and I remember it as plain as day. Since then I've been exposed to various scientists all telling me about the universe being billions of years old. I've watched Cosmos and I am fascinated by science. Just I also happen to believe in the Genesis story of creation. How can evolution and creation be compatible?

In this very convincing documentary we finally hear the perspective of scientists who also believe in creation. The interviews with very knowledgeable experts makes this fascinating. The explanations make complete sense as this looks at scientific facts and biblical stories. I felt this was well worth watching if you've ever been in a debate situation with someone who only believes in evolution and rejects facts like the flood.

The questions are asked by Dr. Del Tackett and the people who respond are simply brilliant in how they explain science. I especially enjoyed the explanation to how we can see the stars if the world is not that old. So I felt this documentary was very convincing on an intellectual level. And there is a lot of beautiful scenery too. So I think watching this with an open mind and considering what these experts say will leave you more knowledgeable about the Bible and science.

~The Rebecca Review


Darwin's Black Box

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling and Mindboggling, March 14, 2015

"A single flaw in the cell's labyrinthine protein-transport pathway is fatal. Unless the entire system were immediately in place, our ancestors would have suffered a similar fate. Attempts at a gradual evolution of the protein transport system are a recipe for extinction." ~ Michael Behe

To say "Darwin's Black Box" is challenging is a bit of an understatement. Unless you were paying close attention in biology class and have read the appendix of this book, some of this book may be a little complex. Even Michael Behe suggests you may want to read a biochemistry textbook. At least if you have pictures of cells and DNA in your mind this book is easier to understand. Especially if you've seen it all animated in a film - that makes it even more interesting.

Michael Behe's main point is that life is based on highly sophisticated molecular machines. And he believes these machines were designed by someone intelligent. I will have to admit that the bacterial flagellar motor shouts "I'm designed." You just have to see the picture to believe it.

Part One and Part Three of this book are easier to read than Part Two. Part Two contains some mind-blowingly complex explanations. You will be amazed at the complexity of life, especially blood clotting and how the immune system works. You will finally understand irreducible complexity completely. A lot of authors throw that concept around but Behe makes sure you understand it deeply. You will see how systems that require several components to function could not have evolved.

I think Michael Behe is a true scientist because he is not afraid of asking very difficult questions and he goes where the evidence leads. He is constantly asking "why?, how?, when?". He also comes to very logical conclusions and is sometimes lol funny. This is not however a religious book and God is only briefly mentioned in passing.

What I did enjoy about this book was how Michael Behe made very complex things sometimes seem more simple with excellent stories and explanations. I approached reading this book with apprehension but I came away with the delight of discovery. While this book was written 19 years ago I feel it is still very relevant today. I can highly recommend it to anyone interested in Intelligent Design. I felt that my whole life prepared me to read this book. So I'm not sorry I waited so long to read it.

~The Rebecca Review



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