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    DescriptionIn this groundbreaking book, physicist Gerald Schroeder takes on skeptics from both sides of the cosmological debate, arguing that science and the Bible are not at odds concerning the origin of the universe.

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    Genesis and the Big Bang
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gerald L. Schroeder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 211
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9780553354133
    ISBN 10: 0553354132

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26730
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVCLFSCF
    BISAC V2.8: REL040090
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 296.34, 296.3/4
    BISAC V2.8: REL109000
    DC20: 213
    LC classification: BS651.S36
    BISAC V2.8: REL106000
    LC classification: BS651 .S36 1992
    Edition statement
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell
    Publication date
    11 June 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review text
    An M.I.T.-trained physicist attempts to demonstrate that "the biblical narrative and the scientific account of our genesis are two mutually compatible descriptions of the same, single and identical, reality." The most compelling part of Schroeder's argument is, ironically, the least important: his prelude, in which he explains how his participation in an underground nuclear test gone awry ("there had been a slip-up. . .we were now in the midst of a manmade earthquake. . .a radioactive cloud or front was moving toward us") led him to rethink the role of science and religion in human life. His ruminations resulted in this book, in which he asserts that two apparently incompatible time schemes for world-creation - the six days of Genesis and the 15 billion years of evolutionary theory - are both true. How? Because God and man have different time frames; to buttress his argument, Schroeder rejects literal interpretation of Scripture and then dips into relativity theory. Until the creation of Adam on the sixth day, the Bible utilizes God's time; after Adam, a human time frame is adopted. According to Schroeder, pre-Adamic events match current astronomical theory, so that, for example, the "wind of God" of Genesis 1:2 is equivalent to the inflationary epoch that took place 10 to the -35 seconds after the big bang. As for post-Adamic time, Schroeder finds that the biblical calendar tightly follows present-day archeological knowledge. He caps his argument by explaining why life could not have resulted from random chemical reactions, further evidence of a divine origin for our existence. Lucidly argued, never wacky - but unlikely to convince anyone but the converted. In most scientific circles, this won't even make a smallwhimper. (Kirkus Reviews)