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Astronomy and the Bible by Donald B. DeYoung
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it was amazing
bookshelves: religion
Recommended to Will by: Person blinded by faith
Recommended for: People blinded by faith

Unintentionally hilarious. I was given this quasi-scientific religious propaganda by a well-meaning-but-obviously-delusional dinosaur of a relative, trying valiantly to sneak some of the good news into my otherwise sinful fascination with astronomy.

And if the whole premise of this book isn't wacky and/or heart-wrenchingly tragic enough, get ready to be bombarded by transcendental nuggets like these:

Is the earth's temperature changing? -

"Which idea is the correct one for the earth's future, a warming or a cooling trend? Most likely neither of the opposing conditions will occur, and our stable climate will continue. Regarding carbon dioxide levels, the Creator has built strong controls into the earth's atmosphere and seas that counterbalance the buildup of chemicals."

How old is the universe? -

"The figure of 8 to 15 billion years is probably only temporary. As new dating techniques are perfected, the extreme-age scientists may change their estimated time scale of history to 15 thousand years or even 15 trillion years. And where does this open-ended question leave the unchanging Scripture?"

What are UFOs? -

"A possible origin of UFOs is the demonic world. The Bible records that Satan is able to deceive men by many schemes and can disguise himself as an angel of light . . . Satan may be trying to provide false evidence in support of evolution in space. Flying saucers lead naturally to such thinking."

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January 1, 2000 – Finished Reading
June 14, 2009 – Shelved

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