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Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of the Human Fossils

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  137 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
This is the most complete and accurate critique of the fossils of the so-called 'ape men.' The myth of human evolution is completely demolished. The last chapter, repudiating the compromising views of many modern evangelicals on this subject, is illuminating. Lubenow has made an invaluable contribution to scientific biblical creationism.
Paperback, 294 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Baker Books (first published 1992)
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Mar 14, 2012 Denise rated it did not like it
Instead of this nonsense, I recommend Bones of Contention: Controversies in the Search for Human Origins by Roger Lewin (1987).
Robert Jacoby
Apr 21, 2013 Robert Jacoby rated it it was amazing
"How you hold it depends on your preconceptions."

That's a quotation from the book; more on that later.

The full title of this book is Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils. The author, Mr. Lubenow, states that he is a Young Earth Creationist. So that is his starting point. I'll say "me too" and also state that my interests have ranged widely for many years across many subjects, including theology, philosophy, ethics, history, physics, archaeology, cosmology, and sacred te
J.D. Camorlinga
Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils revised and updated ed., by Marvin Lubenow. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2004. 400 pages.

Bones of Contention was written by Marvin L. Lubenow, a (now retired) professor of Bible, theology and apologetics at Christian Heritage College, San Diego. Lubenow holds a Master of Theology in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Master of Science in anthropology from Eastern Michigan University and was awarded an honorary
Apr 23, 2016 precaf rated it did not like it
They try their hands at "science" but, ultimately, it's all about jamming square pegs into round holes, making "facts" gathered randomly fit the biblical narrative. I wanted to see how they go about their deceptive craft, so I read it. I was not surprised by Lubenow's arguments. He is a former "professor" of Bible, theology and Christian Apologetics at Christian Heritage College.

He should apologize for this embarrassing hodgepodge of pseudo-science.
Mark Colegrove
Aug 16, 2013 Mark Colegrove rated it really liked it
If one is interested in the Evolution vs. Creation debate, this is a great book outlining both beliefs with written facts and illustration. Lubenow unveils the evolutionists' attempts to prove that man was not created, rather evolved through millions of years from non-matter. He uses direct quotes and the writings of evolutionists to expose their lies and even their hatred of Creationists/Christians. Although it is not the easiest read--unless one is a paleontologist or anthropologist--it is a m ...more
There were some interesting episodes and insights here. I didn't know, for instance, that most paleoanthropologists never work with, and many times have never seen, the actual bones of primeval men. Some have spent decades trying to access rare bones but have never seen more than plaster casts. Also interesting is the fact that when you line up all the fragments and chronologies, no coherent narrative emerges. Unfortunately, the author writes with an all-too-common creationist bravado that is mo ...more
Dec 04, 2010 Kevin rated it it was amazing
Very informative, not trying to shove his opinion down your throat either. You can do your own research and confirm how money motivated the continuation of the lie that is evolution. From the fraud who was Dr. Eugene Dubois to the fraud who was Darwin. If you are a creationist or an open minded person when it comes to this subject I'm sure you will enjoy this book. It is written so that is fairly easy to understand even on such an intricate subject.
A fascinating book that helps clear up some of the confusion about numbers of fossils, dating techniques and many other obscure things related to paleoanthropology. Also has an interesting take on the authorship of Genesis. I bought the Kindle edition so the charts were too small to see clearly. This would be better read in hardback if you want to follow the charts, footnotes and illustrations..
Mar 21, 2008 Chevelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's quite a heavy book, but it does lend some interesting arguments to the old earth/new earth theories, exactly who it was who wrote Genesis, and how the Evolution Theory is indeed just theory, riddled with holes and functioning as an entire Faith of its own.
May 07, 2009 Hannah rated it it was amazing
i have learned so much from this book. it really opens up my eyes about the evolutionist and how their thinking works. as one of the biggest 12 year old creationist, i have to say this is the best book evr!!!!
Nov 07, 2015 Dion rated it it was amazing
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I wasn't certain I would find the topic of significant interest to enjoy. It was a very good book and extremely well written
Joe Whitfill
Oct 20, 2012 Joe Whitfill rated it it was amazing
Excellent book for examining the holes in the evolution theory and the fraud that goes on in support of it.
Jul 09, 2008 Brian rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
One of THE books to read if you are looking for both sides of the macro-evolution debate.
This should be fun to read. See what the other side have to say.
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