In the Beginning: Science Faces God in the Book of Genesis

In the Beginning: Science Faces God in the Book of Genesis


In the start: technological know-how Faces God within the publication of Genesis. the start of time. The starting place of existence. In our Western civilization, there are influential money owed of beginnings. One is the biblical account, compiled greater than thousand years in the past via Judean writers who established a lot in their pondering at the Babylonian astronomical lore of the day. the opposite is the account of contemporary technology, which, within the final century, has slowly outfitted up a coherent photograph of the way all of it started. either characterize the easiest taking into consideration their occasions, and during this line-by-line annotation of the 1st 11 chapters of Genesis, Isaac Asimov conscientiously and evenhandedly compares the 2 debts, stating the place they're comparable and the place they're different.
 
“There isn't any model of primeval background, previous the discoveries of contemporary technological know-how, that's as rational and as inspiriting as that of the publication of Genesis,” Asimov says. in spite of the fact that, human wisdom does raise, and if the biblical writers “had written these early chapters of Genesis realizing what we all know this day, we will be sure they might have written it thoroughly differently.” Isaac Asimov brings to this interesting topic his wide-ranging wisdom of technology and history—and his award-winning skill to give an explanation for the advanced with accuracy, readability, and wit.

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