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The apparatus used in the Miller-Urey experiments. (A) Recreation of the original apparatus. (B) Diagram of the apparatus (Photo courtesy of NASA)
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Romans 1:18-21 New American Standard Bible [NASB])
While I was studying chemistry in graduate school at the University of Texas, I befriended a physics graduate student, who was studying echolocation in bats in the hopes that the research might result in helpful technologies for blind people. One day he invited me to his lab to watch as he fed the bats. We entered a small room where dozens of bats eagerly waited for a dinner of yellow grub worms. Many of the bats were hanging from the ceiling but others were flying around us yet never touching us. I looked at one bat on the ceiling as he looked down at us. His mouth was open and his lips quivered as he rapidly rotated his head round and round. I was fascinated. The bat was using his echolocation capability, akin to sonar, to map out the environment. Bats would drop from the ceiling and fly around us then go for the food. My friend’s research revealed that different parts of the bat’s brain were activated depending on the frequency and direction of sound received.
An Evaluation of the Fossil Record Evidence by Professor Jerry Bergman is an absolutely extraordinary book of 20 chapters. I have had the great privilege and honor of proofreading books for him for many years now. This book, in particular, I believe will be important evidence in helping to deal the death blow to evolution's use of the fossil record to advance their theory of the evolution of simple molecules-to-man fairy tale. I predict it will be a best-seller, and profoundly impact this and future generations.
- Bryce Gaudian, Development Manager for Agilis Corporation.
As a biology researcher who has published in the peer reviewed scientific literature, and also a lifetime college biology professor for 40 years, I am pleased to state that, as I read the draft of the manuscript of this book, I was so intrigued that, when finishing each chapter, I eagerly looked forward to the next fascinating chapter! I co-wrote chapter on turtles with Dr. Bergman, an area I have publisher numerous peer reviewed articles on, and completed a PhD on this topic as well.
- Professor Wayne Frair PhD
This is volume one of a projected multi-volume set that will explore in some detail the fossil record of most all major life forms. Each volume will consist of an overview of the findings related to evolution as presented in the scholarly literature by recognized authorities. This volume covers general categories, such as invertebrates, plants, insects, fish, amphibians, birds, bats, and whales. The next volume will cover specific animals, such as cats, giraffes, woodpeckers, camels, and pandas. I have now looked at the evidence in detail for the evolution of over 100 life forms; and, of those I have researched, no clear evidence exists of their evolution for any of them from simpler life forms.
This finding is quite in contrast to my original conclusion. In college, one text used for a graduate class at Wayne State University in Detroit was C. Loring Brace and Ashley Montague’s 1965 book titled Human Evolution, which included many illustrations of the life forms that linked humans to what evolutionists believe is our common ancestor, an ape of some type. After reading the text and studying the illustrations, I was quite convinced that, for humans at least, the case for evolution was clearly documented. Always a skeptic, I continued to read the literature, and soon realized that my earlier conclusion was naïve, to say the least.
As a biology professor for over 30 years, I have always been fascinated by the wonder of animal design, and this fascination vividly shows in this volume. Each chapter vividly reflects this wonder. As I researched life as related to its putative evolution, I realized that the fossil record is one of Darwinism’s major problems. As this work documents, the fossils tell a very clear account of the history of life quite in contradiction to the story of Darwinism. The reason is because,
the most striking fact about nature is that it is discontinuous. When you look at animals and plants, each individual almost always falls into one of many discrete groups. When we look at a single wild cat, for example, we are immediately able to identify it as either a lion, a cougar, a snow leopard, and so on. All cats do not blur insensibly into one another through a series of feline intermediates. And although there is variation among individuals within a cluster (as all lion researchers know, each lion looks different from every other), the clusters nevertheless remain discrete in “organism space.” We see clusters in all organisms that reproduce sexually. 1
This has always, and still is as this book documents, the major problem for Darwinism.
Published by NPA as a Monograph separately bound from the Proceedings of their 2013 Conference, Cosmology and the Zero Point Energy summarizes over 35 years of Barry Setterfield's research in fields of astronomy, physics, geology, and some biology (clues regarding gigantism in the fossil record). Lay-friendly. 465 pages long. Soft bound. Basic cost is $35. $10 is added for shipping in the United States and $20 for international shipping.
"I am amazed and deeply impressed by your book. You show great skill in taking the reader right on beyond today's best secular physics... You speak like a very polite scholar as you stand on the shoulders of giants and move their work forward by light years ... you have filled in many gaps in recent research work making your work more convincing and fitting in many answers. The overall quality is excellent and easy to follow." physicist Lambert Dolphin
"I am overwhelmed by its huge scope and the immense care you have given to it. I also am impressed by the quality of its production. It is a hefty book with lots of content and plenty of references...There is so much there, penetrating into many separate disciplines." Dr. Bernard Brandstater
Your monograph arrived very promptly. It was wonderful to see it and actually hold it - all so beatifully presented and bound. I began to read it at once and was impressed by the introductory section where you both worked so assiduously to introduce and illustrate the necessary concepts for the uninitiate. Thought the title was just right - far better than " Cosmology and Z P E for Dummies
On reading the introduction, I began to realise just how difficult it must have been for you to have determined what would be the most appropriate and succinct way to illustrate each concept. And having done all that, I can only begin to imagine how hard it must have been to edit that introduction - not only what to retain, but what to leave out. But you did it so well -and all within just 17 pages ! Congratulations to you both. I'm really looking forward to reading the entire work. Allen Roberts
August, 2016 -- Barry has twice been offered honorary Ph.D.'s on the basis of this book and refused both times. He feels if the work is good, it should be able to stand on its own.