Reviews - What do customers think about The Quest for Right, Vol. 1?
Hysterical Reviews by Atheists/Evolutionists Jan 26, 2010
Please be advised that the 2nd printing of the first 3 volumes has addressed inadvertent mistakes which were not initially detected. The Quest for Right was penned over a 26-year period and investigates 1000 subjects. Due to the time element and the immense number of scientific theories challenged, a few discrepancies were bound to occur. The reason is elementary: one scientific journal or paper naturally differed from another according to the time it was written. For example, older publications state that the earth accreted some 18 million years ago; this has been updated to 13.7 ± 0.13 billon years, as measured by the WMAP satellite. This is the official date recorded in the series. Of course, this date is temporal, for it will be changed in the future as scientists seek to explain every fundamental entity of the universe. The reader may be assured that the several volumes will keep pace with the latest conclusions of scientists.
The Quest for Right, a series of 7 textbooks created for the public schools, represents the ultimate marriage between an in-depth knowledge of biblical phenomena and natural and physical sciences. The several volumes have accomplished that which, heretofore, was deemed impossible: to level the playing field between those who desire a return to physical science in the classroom and those who embrace the theory of evolution. The Quest for Right turns the tide by providing an authoritative and enlightening scientific explanation of natural phenomena which will ultimately dethrone the unprofitable Darwinian view.
A few of the “quantum dirty tricks” exposed are: extraterrestrial water, degenerate matter, black holes, Big You will not want to miss the adventure of a lifetime which awaits you in The Quest for Right.
"Quest for Right" ISN'T !! Jun 29, 2008
People who don't know much science (physics, chemistry) and don't much care for science may possibly like "Quest for Right."
People who don't want to know any science will surely love this book (as it will not teach them any science).
People who already know something about science will be positively appalled by what they read in this book.
People who do want to learn something about empirical science should first read some science textbooks written by actual physicists and chemists before reading "Quest for Right" so that they can then see and understand why I say what I just said about it.
Three books I highly recommend to all on subjects closely related to "Quest for Right" are: "Finding Darwin's God," by Kenneth Miller, Cliff Street Books/HarperCollins, 1999; "The Triumph of Evolution," by Niles Eldredge, W.H. Freeman and Co., 2000; "Why Intelligent Design Fails," by Matt Young and Taner Edis (Editors), Rutgers University Press, 2006.
Quest is absolute nuttery Jun 22, 2008
The Quest For Right, Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing, 2007 is a very slick, very well produced book series for the home schooling market written and presumably published by David Parsons, who proclaims himself a `Biblical Scholar and Scientist Extraordinaire.' The physical quality of the book is excellent; the contents are atrocious. The author's title is interesting in that he only attended one year of post high school education at the Richmond Professional Institute.
Every non-fiction work attempts to solve some problem. In this case the author thinks he is solving scientific/religious mysteries by the bucket load. In reality he is solving an upcoming problem for the economy as the illegal immigrants, who fill the unskilled farm jobs, work as maids, cooks, and gardeners, leave. The US will then have a serious need for workers to fill these low-paying jobs. David Parson's books will ensure that there will be a sufficient quantity of home-grown, home-schooled, uneducated workers to fill the openings. Just think of it, parents, you can ensure that your child will have exposure to the great outdoors, working as a lettuce picker in the summer sun in California. Such is the promise this book series offers.
The first chapter is a railing against evolution with the requisite claim that evolutionists are all racist. It also has a discussion of several fossils including Patriofelis, a fossil cat the size of a bear. In order to illustrate this fossil, Parson's took a photo of a kitty cat and superposed a shrunken foot-long ruler over the kitty. I suppose the student is supposed to envision a foot-long head. In the even weirder second chapter, we learn that there is a gravity crystal at the center of all the planets. Without these gravity crystals reaching out to other crystals, the earth wouldn't remain stable in its orbit. We also hear that gravity doesn't affect hydrogen unless that hydrogen combines with oxygen. Only then is it `possible for the fingers of gravity to grasp and hold on to it."(p. 66). In Chapter 3 he decries the names of the Planets because they are all named for demon Roman God's. Thus, to avoid mentioning demon's names, he renames them, the sun being called Sun or Sensor, Mercury becomes Tether, Venus becomes Braker, Earth becomes `Life-giving', Mars becomes Ruler, Jupiter becomes Controller etc. Planetary satellites are no longer to be called moons, but regulators. The nuttery here knows no bounds whatsoever. Any child unfortunate enough to be raised by use of this quackery will never be able to get into a single college, probably not even the Richmond Professional Institute either. In Chapter 6 on we learn that quantum mechanics is really an obstruction to God's purpose on earth. He claims that everything in modern physics is wrong--why am I surprised? Atoms are to be called protrubands, energy cell clusters, or family unit . A positive ion is to be termed an electromagnetic organism, and buttresses,instead of electronic charge ,causes molecules to form. According to Parsons hydrogen only consists of a nuclei, well, except for 1 in 5000 hydrogen atoms, which do have an electron. They are to be called rogue hydrogen (p. 139)
Just to give a flavor of the ridiculous nonsensical teachings (I can't bring myself to even call it science), consider this discussion of the water molecule
"If a hydrocluster possessed a buttress of its own or, if an oxygen charge possessed more than one buttress, liquid water would never have been formed. Remember: Two or more buttresses facilitate numerous configurations of charges that may combine to form a common compound instead of an H2O molecule. Accordingly, the sound premise restricts an oxygen charge to only one buttress in place." (p. 153-154)
This book should be avoided at all costs because if your children believe what is in this book their SAT scores will be zero.
Absolutely Dreadful: Deluded and Incompetent Ramblings that Falsely Claim to Overthrown Einstein's Physics and Modern Chemistry Jun 22, 2008
I've reviewed many environmental, physics, chemistry and geology textbooks over the past 30 years and "The Quest for Right, Volume 1" is one of the WORST. This "textbook" is an endless diatribe of errors, absurd claims, sloppy conclusions, confusing vocabulary, dogmatic assertions, ambiguous explanations, deceptive illustrations, and boring reading that no student should have to endure. The countless problems range from sloppy math and typographic errors (e.g., temperature of -127F is said to equal -53C, p. 103) to absurd claims that photons and neutrons don't exist (p. 194, 260). Parsons attacks scientific conclusions (e.g., E=mc^2, p.198-199) even though Einstein's ideas have been repeatedly verified, while Parsons' have not. Parsons also makes fanatical religious assertions, such as: the Periodic Table of Elements is anti-God (p.145, etc). Tables 6 and 7 (p.141-142) are a total mess with erroneous data (i.e., the arsenic Lewis Structure) in the wrong table columns and incorrect symbols that misrepresent mainstream science on the number of orbital electrons for various elements.
In the Introduction, Parsons (p.11) completely messes up the scientific definition of "theory." For scientists, a theory is NOT a hunch, guess or speculation, but a well-verified explanation of natural facts that is so reliable that it can even make predictions. For claiming to be a "scientist extraordinaire", Parsons doesn't understand this basic concept or any other aspects of the scientific method.
Parsons constantly promotes nonsensical explanations based on false information. Specifically, he believes that the Moon triggers earthquakes at or near its closest approach to Earth (perigee). According to Parsons (p. 74), the Sumatra earthquake occurred on December 12, 2004 when the Moon was at perigee. The earthquake actually occurred on December 26 and, using the Internet calculator that Parsons recommends (p. 75), the Sumatra earthquake was just one day before the Moon was FARTHEST from the Earth (apogee). The Moon was also not close to perigee during other severe earthquakes, including Chile (1960), San Francisco (1906), and Alaska (1964).
Parsons (p.61) believes that water never existed on Mars. Even if the white material recently uncovered by the Phoenix Lander is not really ice, one only has to look at NASA photographs of indisputable dry Martian river channels (e.g., at Ares Vallis or Tiu Vallis) to see that Parsons is all wet.
Parsons claims that water dissolves "everything" (p. 147-148). Of course, this is nonsense to anyone that has ever seen an oil slick. Furthermore, silicate minerals, which dominate the Earth's crust, will not appreciably dissolve in water. Parsons needs to look at sand and gravel in a river bed.
Parsons fails to recognize that marble is a metamorphic rock (p. 42). He refers to igneous rocks as being "rare" on the Earth's surface (p. 78). Not only is Parsons totally ignorant of the vast metamorphic and igneous Canadian Shield, he does not realize that all of northern Georgia, including his hometown, is underlain by igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Parsons falsely claims that ultraviolet radiation prevents the existence of ice in nebulae and the outer Solar System (p. 63-65). However, numerous laboratory vacuum studies utterly refute Parsons and demonstrate that extraterrestrial ice can exist in the presence of ultraviolet radiation (see the discussions and references in Zheng et al., 2006, The Astrophysical Journal, 639: 534-548).
Parsons (p. 57) claims that the Earth's interior formed from wet sediments accreting onto a "gravity crystal." This nonsense is refuted by seismic data that support a nickel-iron composition for the Earth's core. Only anhydrous (dry) minerals are found in chunks of mantle rocks brought to the surface by lava eruptions. Parsons is further mistaken when he refers to the mantle's asthenosphere as being molten (p. 83, 106). The asthenosphere is mostly a "plastic" solid and only locally molten as shown by seismic waves and laboratory studies.
Individuals should not be seduced by Parsons' pretty and glossy photographs. They are either erroneous, silly or do little to clarify Parsons' rambling text. On p. 33, Parsons sticks a ruler in front of a close up photograph of a house cat to represent the genus Patriofelis. While Parsons inadvertently accepts the evolutionists' conclusion that the genus Baluchitherium was a "hornless rhino" (p. 33-34), he fails to realize that Patriofelis was a creodont and not really a cat.
Parsons denies that the lithosphere consists of sedimentary rocks overlying igneous rocks (p. 77). Contrary to Parsons, I've personally studied cores of the igneous and metamorphic rocks that underlie the sedimentary rocks of Williston Basin of North Dakota (more than 2 miles below the Earth's surface). Seismic studies and core samples show that the lithosphere is underlain with igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Parsons is offended by the pagan origins of many words, so he renames the planets, moons, parts of the atom, volcanoes, and other terms that fill the scientific literature (Chapter 3). In the process, he creates a confusing mess that would be difficult for many students to wade through his last four chapters. To add to the confusion, he takes certain geological terms and completely changes the definitions. "Mantle" no longer refers to the layers between the Earth's crust and outer core, but in Parsonese the term refers to a volcano because Parsons is offended by the pagan origin of the word "volcano" (p. 73).
Parsons, the self-proclaimed "scientist extraordinaire", has no scientific credentials or qualifications. He never earned a college degree and I discovered that he has absolutely no scientific research publication record. Although the public tends to be sympathetic to individuals that challenge the status-quo of the "scientific establishment", 99.99999% of the time the establishment is right and proves their claims by using science to find oil, navigate spacecraft, and produce other practical accomplishments. Meanwhile, Parsons simply recycles useless and ignorant ideas that were refuted and discarded decades to centuries ago.
OUTSTANDING SOLID MATERIAL!!! May 12, 2008
This book is powerful and amazing!! A book that challenges and proves that "Evolution" is not fact or proof, but truly "Theory"!! We have allowed evolution to be the foundational principles taught in schools from generation to generation literally resulting in so called affirmed beliefs of ludicrous and preposterous measures! For too long the mechanism evolutionists have leaned on, Darwinism, has proved consistently to be deficient as it lacks feasibility and all aspects of credibility.
The Quest for Right is an overwhelming read in a positive manner; and I had difficulty putting it down as I entered into the heart of the book. The author dives into DEEP detail identifying and countering the evolutionists' bases for their theories by way of clear understanding of the scientific steps by which the Earth was created , the biblical account for the Earth's vast supply of water, and the source of the Earth's gravity as prescribed in Biblical history, and so much more!!
This book is sensational to read, professionally laid out and the illustrations are remarkable; however, it is not for the skip about reader. Personally, chapters 4 - 6 were nearly impossible to stop reading, and it was difficult to find a stopping point!! For example, the author delves into the "mysteries of the atom", which is truly phenomenal!! I would suggest that you take your time reading this book, and you will come away with a true appreciation of the simplicity of TRUE SCIENCE.
Mr. Parsons has delivered a SOLID work of material slamming the gaps on evolutionary theories right out of the water. Furthermore, he validates clearly, covering all topics through precise breakdown, supported by scripture, on how the evolutionist's ways of thinking can be scientifically debunked. In conclusion, I look forward, with extreme anticipation, to the next 6 volumes.
A helpful note to the atheists and evolutionists, who are attacking this book,
ROM 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
ROM 1:21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
ROM 1:22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
Quest for Right a science textbook? Think again Mar 28, 2008
The author of Quest for Right, C. David Parsons, presents the first installment of seven potential high school textbooks. Their purpose is to rewrite all of science--not just one or two sciences, but all of them. Some of the things he addresses are the removal of the electron from Atomic Theory, deletion of the Periodic Chart of the Elements from chemistry, the complete revision of the Earth's structure and origin from geology and, because they are the name of mythological gods, he has renamed all the planets and moons to suit himself.
You would suppose that one who fancies himself a scientist, he calls himself a "Scientist Extraordinaire" in the book, would adhere to the rules of science and present voluminous amounts of evidence to back up his hypotheses. If so, you would be wrong. There is absolutely no evidence presented and likewise not a single reference in the entire First volume.
As an example of the inappropriateness of these books for high school textbooks, he has included as part of the curriculum the very difficult physics subject of quantum mechanics. How many high school students are ready for a calculus-based subject? It is then surprising that he addresses the entire subject of mathematics with disdain, calling it mathematical incantations, and refrains from using mathematics to any significant degree.
By his own admission, he bases his entire line of hypotheses upon his interpretation of the Bible. The author, although he has been informed of the historicity of teaching creationism in the schools--in 1982 for instance, the Supreme Court struck down the teaching of creationism for all time by a vote of 7-2, is not dissuaded from introducing his vanity published "Quest for Right."
His most objectionable undertaking is to rewrite several verses of the Bible. He has changed some of the most poetic verses into very boring, silly prose to suit his interpretation of the Bible.