Two years after the original (The New Answers Book 1) more people had questions on creation, evolution, and the young-earth theory, hence this second volume. Like the first, the answers are interesting for those who are interested in approaching the answers (and the questions) with a mind open to these alternative approaches to origins.
"Approaches" may be more appropriately written as "approach", singular, as in the presumption that the Biblical account of creation, world-wide flood, and human dispersal at Babel in Genesis 1 to 11 are literal and accurate from the historical perspective, so that they can serve as valid assumptions underlying valid origin theories explaining the observations of modern empirical science. As I said in my review of the first volume, the answers make logical sense, even if not arranged in logical order, and the science focuses on establishing plausibilities, not air-tight solutions.
Some of the same ground is covered again, some with the same information and some with updated information. Among the best of the answers in this volume:
Q. 11 - a historical review of the origins of the theory that the earth is millions of years old (an idea that predates Darwin even though he is often given credit for it). .
Q.20 - a logical definition and theory of information that concludes that information can only be created by an intelligent, non-material source, and that DNA, as information by definition must have been created by an intelligent non-material source.
Q.23 - an explanation of geological phenomena such as the Grand Canyon and ocean reef formation that doesn't require millions of years, including the halting steps of old-earth geologists toward allowing catastrophic events in their theories without accepting Biblical accounts of extraordinary creation and the ultimate catastrophe of a world-wide flood.
Q.28 - an account of the dispersal of the human race at Babel, including a short review of historical genealogies from various world cultures that show lineage tracing back to the sons of Noah.
Q.31 - an explanation for fossil formation and fossil strata ordering within the Biblical timeline and caused by the Genesis flood.
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Todd Stockslager (TStocksl)
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Australian Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian conference speakers in the United States. He is the executive director of Answers in Genesis, a creationist organization based in Kentucky, which emphasizes the relevance of the Book of Genesis to the life of the average person. He has authored numerous books including The Lie: Evolution, The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved, Dinosaurs of Eden, and co-authored One Blood: the Biblical Answer to Racism and The Answers Book.