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New Answers Book [Paperback]

By Ken Ham (Editor), Crystal Sikkens, Pete Cross (Narrator), Vanesa Del Rey (Illustrator), Chris Visions (Illustrator), William Link (Creator) & Sylvia Yount
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An essential resource for any believer, The New Answers Book provides a ready defense agains the attacks of evolutionary thought. An impressive list of reputable creation scientists join author Ken Ham to answer these 25 questions scientifically, biblically, and logically. Contributors include, Bodie Hodge, Dr. Jason Lisle, Dr. Andy McIntosh, Dr. David Menton, Dr. Tommy Mitchell, Dr. Terry Mortenson, Mike Oard, Dr. Georgia Purdom, Mike Riddle, Dr. Andrew Snelling, Paul Taylor, Dr. Monty White, Dr. Clifford Wilson, and Dr. Bryant Wood.

Christians of all ages face challenges to their faith from those who emphasize evolutions and millions-of-years thinking. This revolutionary resource will provide you with a ready answer!

384 Pages ? 6 x 9

Item Specifications...

Pages   378
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.07" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 23, 2007
Publisher   New Leaf Press/Master Books
Age  12-18
ISBN  0890515093  
EAN  9780890515099  

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Awesome book!  May 30, 2007
Sorry, I'm still laughing at Carl's misguided misquoted twisting of the Book of Job below!! Please leave Biblical hermeneutics to those who know what they are doing. Read Carl's review below for humor - read The New Answers Book for an awesome handling of this Creation/Evolution issue. I'm not sure too many Evolutionists are aware of the Scientific Dissent from Darwinism - which one can Google to read about. Nearly a thousand scientists from all across the nation (Stanford, Yale, Smithsonian Institute, just to name a few places) have signed the document stating that Darwin's theory is flawed, misguided and indefensible. Despite this, Evolutionists still love to mistakenly claim that Creationists have neither real science nor any real scientists behind their views. Sadly much of the public is following the rest of the lemmings off of the cliff on this issue.

The evidence presented in this book is quite compelling (unless you choose to close your eyes to it) and evidence given that dinosaurs co-existed with man is simply undeniable. I've still yet to hear an Evolutionist give a good reason for the dinosaur footprints found alongside of human footprints in the Paluxy River bed, near Glen Rose, Texas.

Many other great topics are covered as well such as starlight and time, the fossil record and carbon dating just to name a few.

Enlightening for the average Joe  Apr 16, 2007
This is an enlightening book that offers alternatives to evolutionary theories.

There are two main theories:
(1) The world is so complexed that it must all have happened by accident. (2) There is an intelligent Creator behind the development of the universe.

Ken was wise not to address each and every question by himself but rather use authorities of each specific field to identify the weakness of the #1 theory and offer the views of the #2 theory. This is a must read to those that have questions about their faith and whether it has scientific standing.

One particular topic that the average Joe will enjoy is about the weaknesses of the carbon dating methods. The very foundation of how they claim the world is 'XXXX billions of years old'. Or even humorous questions like how would dinosaurs fit in Noah's ark? (Answer: Probably eggs/baby dinos!) Illustrated, creative, and mixed in with some humor and real science makes this book an easy read.

Don Sausa
Author of The Jesus Tomb: Is It Fact or Fiction? Scholars Chime In
The New Answers Book  Mar 11, 2007
My husband enjoyed the book. And we were thankful to find it for a reasonable price at this site!
Full of good stuff for your consideration  Feb 2, 2007
This book will place at your fingertips a ton of sources to check out for yourself in the footnotes, etc. The other intolerant and unkind reviewer was obviously grinding the proverbial ax. I have a copy of the unrevised book and found it very thought provoking in how it pointed out the very real problems with the model of Darwin as well as presenting lots of scientific data for an alternate view. It takes far more faith to believe the twisted evidence presented by Darwin's current followers than to believe the evidence from those who cite scientific evidence for some sort of intelligent design. Ham is not a ranting Bible thumper. He is coming with real ideas and evidence.If this updated version is anything like the former issue it will deal with most the main sections of the debate and give you a good heads up. Dembski and Behe will go much deeper, but Ham is a good, real good, place to begin. As for the dinosaurs living at the same time as man, you owe it to yourself to see the evidence for this. You will not get the real story presented by anyone sympathetic to the Darwin model. I seriously wonder if the only reason evolutionists do not accept this and other similar arguments for a younger earth is that it would remove the incredible amounts of time that evolutionists think they must have for the impossible scenario of all the many missing links to somehow connect. I give it 5 stars as an strong introduction to the subject, which is what it is. I'm ordering it today and will update my review if it's not at least as good as the earlier edition.
The New Absurdities Book  Jan 25, 2007
The New Answers Book channels Jacques Derrida (French philosopher, founder of deconstructionism) and literal biblical inerrancy: everyone's view of reality is invariably shaped and determined by their initial assumptions. Truth is an illusion and no one can ever really know anything - unless it ended up in that mishmash of myths, superstitions, and unverifiable special revelations known as the bible. Ken Ham et al present ludicrous conceits in ways that seem, if not actually true, at least not quite so patently false - truthiness theology or alternate reality apologetics - also known as intentional ignorance 101. Stock-in-tirade for Answers in Genesis (AiG), the creation-cult ministry behind this silly and delusional diatribe.

Let's start with dinosaurs...

Chapter 12 (Ham) asserts that humans and dinosaurs lived alongside one another and are mentioned in the bible - "The Flintstones" as documentary. From an evolutionary perspective they are. Isaiah mentions various feathered Theropod dinosaur descendents - such as eagles, sparrows, owls, ravens, and doves - that we know and enjoy today as birds. The Book of Job is offered as proof that Sauropod dinosaurs are also depicted. Job describes a large animal known as "Behemoth" which literally means "beast" or "dumb beast." Here is the key passage: "Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron (Job 40:16-17 KJV)."

Here's a more accurate translation of the relevant text by Stephen Mitchell, who published a definitive translation of The Book of Job (available on this site.com): "Look: the power in his thighs, the pulsing sinews of his belly. His p**** stiffens like a pine; his t******** bulge with vigor." The KJV translation utilizes euphemism to avoid stating the obvious - this passage describes a large male mammal during rutting season. Ken Ham mistakes sexual antics for Sauropod dinosaurs! Next time check the supposedly inerrant autographs, if you can find them.

Chapter 13 (Hodge) explains away the inconvenient fact that human and dinosaur fossils are never found together in the same geologic context. After a futile attempt to determine the pre-deluge human population (from a few hundred thousand to 17 billion people!), Hodge regurgitates the tired trinity of hydrodynamic sorting, ecological zonation and differential escape - all of which utterly fail to explain the fossil record.

Any "new answers" should at least address the following questions: Why didn't any dinosaurs make it to high ground along with modern mammals (many species were quick and agile enough to do so)? Why don't flowering plants appear in Precambrian strata when stromatilites appear in Cretaceous deposits with flowering plants? Why are some groups of organisms, such as mollusks, found in many geologic strata? How were organisms (such as brachiopods), which are very similar hydrodynamically (nearly the same size, shape, and weight), still perfectly sorted? Why don't pterosaurs (flying reptiles) appear alongside bats and modern birds? How were coral reefs hundreds of feet thick and miles long preserved intact with other fossils below them? How were fossil artifacts of living animals such as footprints and burrows also sorted? Why are no human contrivances found except in the very uppermost strata? Any civilization capable of shipbuilding should have left behind tools or buildings intermingled with trilobite or dinosaur fossils! But then the entire ghastly Noachian global genocide is, thankfully, a myth.

How about the age of the earth...

Chapter 9 (Riddle) attempts to cast doubt on the incontrovertible scientific consensus that the Earth is approximately 4.54 billion years old. The most direct means of calculating the Earth's age is a Pb/Pb isochron age, derived from samples of the Earth and meteorites. This technique measures three isotopes of lead (Pb-206, Pb-207, and either Pb-208 or PB-204). A plot is then constructed of the resulting PB-206/PB-204 versus Pb-207/Pb-204 ratios. If the solar system formed from a common pool of matter, which was uniformly distributed in terms of Pb isotope ratios, then the initial plots for all objects from that pool of matter would fall on a single point.

Over time, the amounts of Pb-206 and Pb-207 will change in samples after they form since these isotopes are decay end-products of uranium (U-238 decays to Pb-206 and U-235 decays to Pb-207). This causes the data points to separate from each other. The higher the uranium-to-lead ratio of a terrestrial rock or meteorite, the more the Pb-206/Pb-204 and Pb-207/Pb-204 values will change with time. If the source of the solar system was also uniformly distributed with respect to uranium isotope ratios, then the data points will always fall on a single line. From the slope of the line we can compute the amount of time (age) which has passed since the pool of matter became separated into discrete objects.

A "Young Earth Creationist" (YEC), such as Riddle, would object to the assumptions noted above. However the test for these assumptions is a plot of the data itself. The actual underlying assumption is that, if these requirements have not been met, then there is no reason for the data points to fall on a line. Every time a credible researcher or lab runs these tests on valid samples and plots the results, the data points fall on a line. Not only is the age of the Earth determined, but the underlying assumption is validated - something creationists, including Riddle, never tell the reader. Scientific case closed. The Earth is old, immensely old, deep time old, 4.54 billion years old. Deal with it.

The remaining chapters are equally shallow and inane but this review is already pushing size limits. Note to AiG: include some reality-based (honest) answers in the next edition - and leave deconstructionism up to Derrida.

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