Genesis and Science
|Author||Harold W. Clark|
|Publisher||Southern Publishing Association|
|Preceded by||Creation Speaks, 1947|
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Arguments for evolution are generally persuasive and easily accepted by many people—perhaps by a majority. But there are equally persuasive arguments against evolution which are just as easy of acceptance, and such arguments have been clearly put together in this volume by Professor Harold W. Clark, who has devoted his adult life to studying and teaching science.
Using an easily understood style, the author has made cogent points in support of a creationist view of the origin of life. Calmly he presents clear statements which show the weakness of evolutionary positions. He is convincing in his view that the Flood is an important historical event which must be taken into account in any study of the earth and the life sciences.
Professor Clark regards the Old Testament Book of Genesis as history; as history, Genesis is basic to a proper comprehension of both biology and geology. He answers such questions as: How could the multitude of animals known to us today in so many varieties have been accommodated in the ark? How do we account for the great diversity among animals? Why did the huge reptiles which once inhabited the earth disappear? What is the age of the earth? How important is acceptance of the traditional 6,000-year period of earth’s history?
Professor Clark, who has been a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Ecological Society of America, the Audubon Society, and other scientific organizations, was born in 1891 at Melbourne, Quebec. He was educated in American schools and holds an advanced degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He taught science at Battleford Academy, Saskatchewan, and was professor of biology at Pacific Union College, Angwin, California for thirty-five years, during the last ten years of which he directed the Mendocino Biological Field Station operated by the college.
Now retired, he spends much of his time writing. He is the author of nine books on some phase of science, and of numerous articles. He is currently working on a book entitled Fossils, Flood, and Fire, which is the first attempt to present the evidence for the Flood from the positive approach.
This is the day of science. Man has probed the secrets of nature from the inside of the atom beyond the microscope to the galaxies beyond the telescope. He has learned to travel at fantastic speeds on land, in the air, and in outer space. Things never dreamed of a generation ago are now common.
Everyone reads and thinks science, in the elementary school, in the college, and out of college. It comes to us on the radio and television; we see it in newspapers and magazines; we hear it in lectures and sermons.
This book is not written for the scholars, who demand minute technical details in order to judge the validity of any scientific presentation. The author, a professor of science for about half a century, has chosen to keep the level of the vocabulary simple. It is within the comprehension of anyone from the upper grades of the elementary school onward, or of the ordinary layman who has never had the chance to study deeply into scientific technicalities. It is intended for any, old or young, who may find the relation between science and the Bible perplexing. It is offered in the hope that it may help confirm faith in the literal record of creation and the Flood.
Table of Contents
- Each After His Kind
- The Tree of Life
- Who Were Your Ancestors?
- Following the Pattern
- The Fossils and the Flood
- The Flood Story in Stone
- Water, Fire, and Ice
- Pagan or Christian?