||Nov 3, 2003
A Call To Sanity
Excerpt From Chapter 1's In The Beginning....
The Collision Between the Existence of God and the Non-Existence of god, written from a Rational Atheistic Perspective. Written for the everyday person, yet scientifically and logically sound enough to be appreciated by the PhD.
The literal interpretation of the Christian Bible involving creation of the world and universe in six, 24-hour days by a God is rooted in impossibility from the start simply because of a few logical errors. First of all, according to the Bible, the Earth was supposed to have been created before the Sun. In Christian philosophy, God created the Sun, on the fourth day. The problem with this quite simply lies with the previous three "days". How could there of been three previous days when by definition a "day" is a rotational cycle of the Earth involving the rising and setting of the Sun! One with a logical mind can easily see how the Bible itself starts off with a great logical error and contradiction.
Excerpt From Chapter 2's The Origins
If one examines the genetic code of humankind and compares it with of a one mouse or any other mammal, it is seen that it is strikingly similar upwards of 90+ percent! Although this "tidbit" of information may be "shrugged off" by the non-scientist and religionist, it is indeed one of the most important single greatest evidences of evolution! The religionist has yet to answer why the human genetic code is 90% identical to the genetic code of a mouse! The religionist also has yet to answer why chickens and other birds possess an "unused" gene for teeth and tooth formation. The religionist has yet to account for the reason why whales possess a gene for hind legs. If these creatures were allegedly perfectly created at the hands of an invisible God, why do they possess wasteful unused genes in their genetic code?
Of course, the rational atheist has no problem accounting for these situations! It is expected that humans will share an incredible amount of their genome with other mammals simply due to humans and all mammals sharing a "recent" common ancestor many million years ago! Comparing the genetic code of a mouse to that of a human allows us to peer 70 million years ago into the Earth's past when mice and humans shared a common mammalian ancestor! Evolution splintered off one line that developed into the rodents. Evolution splintered off another line from this common ancestor that went on to develop into the primates and consequently humanity!
A Call To Sanity Addresses:
Religion, Claims of a God or gods, Claims of a Supernatural Realm, Pseudoscience, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Logical Fallacies, "Faith", Scientific Research, Sexism....... and much more (all easily explained to aid comprehension and promote discussion)
Excellent Read !
To Mr. Yeldell: I just wanted to let you know that I am enjoying your book immensely! Not only in me reading the book, but in me sharing the book! As I read the book I have been throwing questions out to people who claim to be so "religious" and the response I am getting from them is "wow, I never thought to ask those types of questions!" I am enjoying this book immensely and thank you for providing us with clear concise arguments against the irrational.... S. Watson, CEO of "Thousand Watts Entertainment"
This book will make you think
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This is the truth
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