The amazing story of creation

Stabroek News
July 10, 2001

Dear Editor,

Contrary to what Lutchman Gossai [SN 18.6.2001] [ please note: link provided by LOSP web site ] and the majority of scientists believe, fossils of "primitive" micro organisms do not show that life emerged on earth about 3.8 billion years ago, and the Earth was not formed 2 billion years earlier. Sufficient evidence, not yet fully accessed and grasped by many people, has now accumulated to show otherwise. As Mr. Gossai recognises, newspaper space constrains us to just recommend literature.

I am pleased to recommend "The Amazing Story of Creation" by Dr. Duane T. Gish, which summarises the evidences for recent creation in an easy to read style. It is available in every branch of the Public Free Library in Guyana and in the University of Guyana Library. I introduce it on the inside cover as follows:

"The Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Guyana has accepted creation and evolution as two separate and equally valid scientific theories.

Evolution is the theory that is currently the more popular and there is an abundance of science books written in this mode. Unfortunately however, the results of evolutionary research have been presented as fact in the vast majority of these publications, down to the very textbooks that our children use. The clear distinction between theory and fact has therefore disappeared in the learning of most students.

This book is presented as a small contribution towards enlightening the scientist about the advantages of creation theory. The author is a committed Christian and it is obvious that he has obtained the premises from his own scriptures (i.e., from his God). He claims to fit facts, agreed upon by both creation and evolutionary scientists, to the creation theory.

The evolutionist, on the other hand, purports to obtain his premises from wholly human deliberation (that is, he strives to be totally independent of any concept of a personal creator God). He claims to fit the same facts, agreed upon by both creation and evolutionary scientists, to the evolution theory.

You, dear reader, should become better equipped to judge for yourself whether the claims of any one of these theories is better than the other. It is also of interest to note that the creationist premises would be the same if the source were the Muslim scripture, the Holy Qur'an (i.e., from the same God as the Christians)."

Yours faithfully

Alfred Bhulai