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The Genesis Question: Scientific Advances and the Accuracy of Genesis

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Apologetics commentary on the portion of Scripture that accounts for numerous challenges to the credibility of Christianity.
Paperback, 239 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by NavPress Publishing Group (first published 1998)
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Werner
Jan 15, 2016 Werner rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Open-minded readers interested in the human past, and the relationship of the Bible to science
Note, Jan. 15, 2016: I've just edited this review to correct a minor typo.

In the clash of worldviews that characterizes our cultural milieu, one of the major battlegrounds is over the origins of the natural world and of humanity in particular, with advocates of random evolution as "proof" of existential meaninglessness and purposelessness squaring off against those who believe in purposive creation by a Creator. One of the primary weapons of the former is root-and-branch ridicule of the Genesis
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Tony Ross
Feb 14, 2008 Tony Ross rated it it was amazing
This book won't be for everyone, but it is certainly for anyone with an analytical mind with questions regarding how science and Christianity can be reconciled regarding the earth's formation. This book does an outstanding job without compromising the integrity of the Bible, the scientific record, or the common sense of the average human being.
M.H.
Oct 26, 2011 M.H. rated it did not like it
A terrible book. A perfect example of an apologist cherry-picking science and playing semantic games to "prove" his myths are true. It is poorly cited, full of dozens of uncited assertions of facts and statistics. Most of the citations are to Bible verses or the author's own past works or to the works of other apologists. In the worst cases, Ross cites actual scientific papers concerning small details, then leaps to grand conclusions that the authors surely never intended.

This book was not writt
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Adam Spivey
May 03, 2015 Adam Spivey rated it did not like it
Shelves: religion
I'm changing my review of this book. I bought into Old Earth Creationism for a little while but it has a tons of problems with it. There is no way to concord the Bible with the scientific evidence. They are both reading a ton of stuff into the Bible and ignoring a ton of contradictory scientific evidence.

The fact is the authors of the Bible believed the Earth was a flat disk, covered in a dome (the firmament), the Earth sat on pillars, the universe was filled with water, and they believed the su
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Sheila
Dec 16, 2010 Sheila rated it really liked it
Astronomer Hugh Ross combines history, Bible and science in his book The Genesis Question where he argues for an old-earth interpretation of Genesis 1, with “days” representing the moments of “divine interventions” where God placed life-forms on a once-dead planet. His knowledge and love of astronomy and language fuel fascinating arguments, and his analysis of how we should read the Biblical account with reference to language and science is intriguing and nicely done. Unfortunately the language- ...more
NASIR
Oct 21, 2015 NASIR rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
COSMOLOGY & ASTRONOMY:

1. The earth in space, affected only by gravity. While other sources declared the earth sat on the back of an elephant or turtle, or was held up by Atlas, the Bible alone states what we now know to be true.

Job 26:7: He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and Suspending the earth upon nothing.

2. The earth is an orb or sphere. At a time when many thought the earth was flat, the Bible told us that the earth is spherical.

Isaiah 40:22: It is He that sitteth upon
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Amos
Oct 20, 2015 Amos rated it it was amazing
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COSMOLOGY & ASTRONOMY:

1. The earth free-floats in space, affected only by gravity. While other sources declared the earth sat on the back of an elephant or turtle, or was held up by Atlas, the Bible alone states what we now know to be true.

Job 26:7: He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and Suspending the earth upon nothing.

2. The earth is an orb or sphere. At a time when many thought the earth was flat, the Bible told us that the earth is spherical.

Isaiah 40:22: It is He that s
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Sophie Noel
Sep 23, 2016 Sophie Noel rated it really liked it
This book contained some really fascinating discussions about science and Christianity that I'm really glad I read about. I think it did a great job at debunking a lot of the things I'd been taught as a child about a young earth, six day creation, and the global flood, while also staying true the Bible and to science. I would give this 5 stars, but there were a few things I didn't know if I agreed with, and I'd like to keep reading and educating myself on this topic before taking this as the gos ...more
Bart Breen
May 24, 2012 Bart Breen rated it really liked it
An Important Book

First, If you're a Young Earth Creationist and don't really care what someone thinks or has to say about this book, please go ahead, mark it as unhelpful and save yourself the time and trouble of reading the book or this review.

After all, why risk possibly interacting positively in a mature and adult fashion with someone who is a fellow believer and has a different understanding of some Biblical Passages but who still affirms Inspiration, Inerrancy and the Diety of Christ? You c
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Patrik
Jun 22, 2011 Patrik rated it really liked it
From an old-earth perspective (that is that the universe and earth are as old as mainstream science indicates that it is) Hugh Ross discusses the first 11 chapters of Genesis. The portions that were of particular interest to me were the creation "days" and the flood of Noah.

With regards to the creation days Ross discuses emphasizes the point of reference set in Genesis 1 and how read from the appropriate point of reference (God hovering over the waters) everything thereafter agrees with known s
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Marieanne
Aug 18, 2015 Marieanne rated it really liked it
Although science hasn't gotten it all correct just yet, this book showed me that science and the Bible have to go hand in hand. I mean after all the Creator is the one that made all things. It was a little technical for me in parts, but I muddled through. My reading of this book has strengthened my faith even more, which is what it's all about.....faith.
Ryan Petrie
Jan 27, 2016 Ryan Petrie rated it it was amazing
the best book one can read on the subject of Genesis. Put that Answers in Genesis Book of Answers back up on the shelf and pick up this book!
Joe
Apr 22, 2008 Joe rated it liked it
Shelves: science, theology
Nicely written discussion with a few topics that I felt were a little too simplified.
Susann
Sep 04, 2009 Susann rated it did not like it
The book was interesting but incredibly dry and exceptional scientific.
Gailyn
Apr 03, 2008 Gailyn marked it as to-read
Everyone knows the bible teaches scientific nonsense, right? Ha! stay tuned.
Mike
Oct 01, 2010 Mike marked it as to-read
rethinking this one
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HUGH ROSS launched his career at age seven when he went to the library to find out why stars are hot. Physics and astronomy captured his curiosity and never let go. At age seventeen he was the youngest person ever to serve as director of observations for Vancouver's Royal Astronomical Society. With the help of a provincial scholarship and a National Research Council (NRC) of Canada fellowship, he ...more
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