The Genesis Enigma

The Genesis Enigma

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The description of creation as it appears in the Bible makes no sense. The first page of "Genesis" features no humans at all. The substance of heaven and earth arise spontaneously at God's command. Light is mentioned twice, whales appear before birds. Vegetation appears after light, but before day is separated from night. Could it be, however, that the creation story in "Genesis" was written as it was because that is in fact the correct order of events at the beginning of the world? Can science - while agreeing with Darwinian evolution, the big bang theory and the complexity and deep age of the universe - prove the order of events as described in the Bible to be true? In "The Genesis Enigma", respected scientist Andrew Parker brings the latest discoveries to bear on this controversial and contentious question and reveals in stunning detail how the world and all of the life on it came into being.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 27mm | 279g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • map
  • 0552775282
  • 9780552775281
  • 388,776

Review quote

"An astounding work which seeks to prove that the ancient Hebrew writers of the Book of Genesis knew all about evolution - 3,000 years before Darwin" Daily Mailshow more

About Dr. Andrew Parker

Andrew Parker is a Honorary Research Fellow of Green Templeton College at Oxford University. He is a Research Leader at the Natural History Museum, and a Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He has written two previous books, In The Blink of an Eye and Seven Deadly Colours.show more

Review Text

"An astounding work which seeks to prove that the ancient Hebrew writers of the Book of Genesis knew all about evolution - 3,000 years before Darwin"show more

Back cover copy

A biblical enigma exists that is on the one hand so cryptic it has remained camouflaged for millennia, and on the other so obvious one cannot miss it . . . It takes just one page in the Bible to describe the creation of the universe, the Earth, the sky, the seas and all life on our planet. For thousands of years, Judeo-Christian belief has accepted this progression as truth. But the Genesis account has no right to be correct. The author or authors could not have known these things happened in this order, and in the detail science has come to recognize. In a fascinating and controversial scientific detective story, Andrew Parker reveals how the latest discoveries of science corresponds in unerring detail with the creation account in Genesis. His astonishing conclusions will revolutionize how many of us view the debate between science and religion, and he asks the question: in a scientific world is there still a place for God?show more

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