Most of us have pondered our origins at some point in our lives. I am no different, except perhaps that I have both a strong scientific and a religious background. Thus, when I ponder our origins I not only have to contend with two seemingly very different accounts of our universe; but with the knowledge that both are accurate, at least in terms of what happened and when it happened.
What is going on? Kids are taught evolution in school and creationism in Sunday school with both authorities claiming to be right.
Have you tried to discuss the topic with your teenage kids? I have, they are confused! And until I worked through the issue and wrote the book I could not make much progress in clarifying the topic to their satisfaction, despite my strong scientific background, having been trained as a physics engineer, working in space related areas for 30 years, and my religious knowledge on the topic acquired over more than a decade of studies.
Furthermore, there were some prominent scientists trying to promote that they had all the answers, and on top of that, that there is no need for God. The combination of all this made me re-double my efforts. Concurrently I saw an approach to the problem developed 800 years ago, that looked like it had promise – which pointed me to a reconciliation of science and religion answers on our origins. Armed with my book and sharing it with my teenage nephews hours of conversation on the topic ensued.
The Broken Gift has an excellent coverage of the biblical position. In addition, the simple reading of Genesis seems in complete contradiction with fossil record evidence. This contradiction is dealt with in The Broken Gift head on in a comprehensive manner – never done before.
The Broken gift carefully analyzes scripture and shows that it is compatible with scientific finding about the origins of Humans-with hard evidence from analysis of human like remains, but not necessarily with the theory of evolution. Furthermore it shows that the Bible clearly explains those unlikely human features that only our species possess – something science has so far failed to explain. The book then goes to analyze the early history of humans including the Flood and Babel and contrast them with scientific finding about the dispersion of humans and development of language.
The Broken Gift, on human origins, complete with the scientific know how and explanation of the Biblical narrative can encourage quality time with your family having a discussion about science, religion and the meaning and purpose of life.
About Daniel Friedmann
Daniel Friedmann is CEO of MDA Corp., specializing in robotics. He has a master’s in engineering physics and 30 years’ experience in the space industry. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers on space industry topics. He is also a longtime student of cosmology and religion. The Genesis One Code is currently available on<a href=” http:// http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-One-Code-Daniel-Friedmann/dp/1935764276/ “>Amazon.com and the Broken Gift at http://www.amazon.com/The-Broken-Gift-Daniel-Friedmann/dp/0978457226 and at http://danielfriedmannbooks.com/.