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Overview Great refutation of Evolution, both Natural and "Theistic." Shows Evolution is unfounded and that it cannot occur, based on science. Proves the Genesis account is the best explanation of "Origins." Monumentally important!
Publishers Description The author covers the basic question, the two basic Evolution theories, the concept of \"Special Creation, \" the discoveries of science, the fossil record, genetics, entropy, the age of the universe, pointers to a Creator, and a number of other questions. Not enough can be said for the importance of this book to get the fundamentals right regarding our Origins, in order that the rest of our thought and all our actions are based upon the truth. 405 pgs, PB
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Studio: TAN Books and Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.07" Height: 1.06" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1998
Publisher Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN 0895556073 ISBN13 9780895556073
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More About Gerard J. Keane
In 1991, Gerard J. Keane published the first edition of his extensive study of evolution, entitled Creation Rediscovered: Evolution and the Importance of the Origins Debate. Within the work, he amassed a large body of disparate evidence on why the concept of Special Creation is both theologically and scientifically superior to the popular theory of Evolution. His argumentative style has been described as being "neither narrowly fundamentalist nor rationally liberal" by Anthony Nevard (editor of Daylight), and the work was reprinted in 1999 by TAN in an updated and expanded edition of 430 pages, complete with a 17-page index supplement.
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Is Evolution Compatible With Scripture? Jan 3, 2004
"Creation Rediscovered" is a most impressive, extensively-documented defense of young-Earth creationism, combined with a theological/philosophical analysis designed to demonstrate forcefully how evolution is inconsistent with authentic revelation and to point out the immensely negative effects of evolution upon society. I have great sympathy for what its author seeks to accomplish in terms of defending true religion and protecting society from the dangers of atheistic naturalism.
In 1989, I devoted a sabbatical leave from Niagara University to investigation of many of the philosophical issues arising from the interface of evolutionary theory and religious revelation, especially with respect to the historicity of Adam and Eve as depicted in Genesis. For more than ten years, I examined these questions while working on a manuscript dealing with such issues as the biological species concept vs. the natural philosophical species concept, the philosophical possibility of evolution, the impact of ape-language studies on human uniqueness, the question of extraterrestrial life, the relation of paleoanthropological finds to human origins as depicted in Genesis, and many other topics. During that time, I read an earlier edition of "Creation Rediscovered" and a number of other scientific creationist works. For some time I judged that young-Earth creationism was sound science and that evolution was completely untenable.
Still, the more I read the scientific literature, the more I began to see equally impressive counterpoints to creationist arguments. Moreover, I came to realize that some form of descent with modification was not necessarily opposed to sound Scriptural interpretation. God's existence can be metaphysically proven as can the existence of a spiritual human soul. Naturalistic evolutionary theory is untenable because God does exist and can act directly upon His creation as He wishes. But that need not mean that some form of evolutionary process is not employed by God in the creative process. My manuscript was finally published as "Origin of the Human Species" (Editions Rodopi: 2001) and again in a second edition (Sapientia Press: 2003). My book shows how evolutionary theory can be compatible with authentic reading of Genesis, including affirming the reality of Adam and Eve as our first parents. It was endorsed by the late highly respected Catholic theologian John A. Hardon, S.J., and adheres to the Scriptural judgments of the 1909 Catholic Biblical Commission, thereby showing its consistency with traditional Christian teachings about human origins.
"Creation Rediscovered" represents well the scientific creationist viewpoint, and I would urge that it be read widely. Still, my own research convinces me that the science beneath young-Earth creationism can be challenged forcefully by conventional science. Moreover, we need recall that science itself has definite epistemological limitations which render tenuous its most speculative conclusions. I do not wish to condemn Gerard Keane's findings, since I sympathize with his evident desire to defend traditional Christian teaching and ward off the evils that have befallen humanity in the guise of naturalistic evolutionary doctrines. Still, my own research convinces me that evolutionary theory - provided it is not in the form of atheistic naturalism - can be consistent with traditional beliefs about human origins, even down to the details of Adam and Eve as found in the Book of Genesis. Authentic revelation and traditional Christian philosophy have nothing to fear from sound science.
Evolution: the greatest myth of our time Apr 13, 2003
Mr. Keane has explored numerous aspects of the Origins debate and has delved into some of the most important questions regarding the contoversey. While oriented toward Catholics and any other Christian believers in particular, this marvelous book is sound and pack-filled with captivating scientific evidence refuting the so-called theory of evolution while at the same time shedding light on scientific findings that give support for the Biblical account. Philoshopy and theoglogy are not discounted as invalid fields of knowledge; history and science show that materialism and naturalism are the belief systems that must be reconsidered. A fun and excellent read. A must read for any Catholic and a definite read for any true scientist who is not afraid of what nature may or may not tell him- it tells the truth; man may not.
A reader searching for the right book! Mar 4, 2002
This book is an excellent book!! Gerard Keane covers every aspect and argument out there. He is very honest and I feel his book allows you the reader to make your own decisions about the Origins debate. It is a must read. I couldn't put it down. I can't say enough good things about it!
A good laugh, this book is a joke Jun 17, 2001
This isn't a science book, its a religious book disguised as science. Anyone with some knowledge in a subject can present their distorted views in a positive light and prove that 1+1 doesn't equal 2. I've seen plenty of works like this. The only people who fall for it are those who are ignorant in the first place. If you have some knowledge of the subject you can quickly see through the malarkey.
Evolution does NOT have to be at odds with religion. Just accept the fact that god created the universe and all its physical laws. Earth is also his creation and it formed based on how he created the universe. Evolution from simple to complex scares some. Just accept it. God is a lot smarter than we are. We cant deny his laws because we are afraid of them or don't understand them.
Ignorance is not bliss. Learn.
Review from the Publisher Mar 8, 2001
There are two fundamental but contradictory understandings of life and all physical reality from the point of view of their origins: Creation and Evolution. This book is primarily a study of Evolution, which carefully considers all basic aspects of that belief system - both "Natural Evolution" and Theistic Evolution." The author covers the basic question, the two basic Evolution theories, the concept of "Special Creation," the discoveries of science, the fossil record, genetics, entropy (the conservation of energy, etc.) the age of the universe, pointers to a Creator, the problems with "Theistic Evolution" and "Progressive Creation," and a number of other questions. The outcome is that there is not only no proof for Evolution, but that the proof from DNA shows that Evolution cannot occur! One of the great hallmarks of this important book is the author's discussion on the influence of Evolution on belief systems. He shows in the first part of the book that Evolution as a belief system is not only unfounded, but is contradicted at every turn by the scientific facts. AND YET Evolution forms the underlying belief structure of Nazism, Communism, Socialism, Existentialism, Humanism, and Modernism (the formally condemned heretical belief that is rife among today's Catholic clergy and hierarchy). Thus, many leading "isms" in todya's Church and world are based upon fundamental belief assumptions that are positively wrong! This book is pivotal for everyone today because it puts to rest once and for all the possibility for Evolution and it shows that we face the erroneous deductions and false policies of a host of deluded minds in both our Church and in our society. Not enought can be said for the impoortance of this book.
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