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Book Review – Dinosaurs: Marvels of God’s Design

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If you would like to purchase a copy of Dinosaurs: Marvels of God’s Design you can find it at at New Leaf Publishing Group or on Amazon by following this link.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for an online review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

About the Author

tcTim Clarey received a B.S. in Geology (summa cum laude) in 1982 from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, followed by a Master of Science in Geology in 1984 from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Science in Hydrogeology in 1993 from Western Michigan University. His Ph.D. in Geology was received in 1996 from Western Michigan University. From 1984 to 1992, Dr. Clarey worked as an exploration geologist at Chevron USA, Inc., developing oil drilling prospects and analyzing assets and lease purchases. He was Full Professor and Geosciences Chair at Delta College in Michigan for 17 years before leaving in 2013 to join the science staff at the Institute for Creation Research, having earlier conducted research with ICR in its FAST program. He has published many papers on various aspects of the Rocky Mountains and has authored two college laboratory books. He is a contributor to Guide to Dinosaurs.

 

13 thoughts on “Book Review – Dinosaurs: Marvels of God’s Design

  1. Edwin

    Does the author come from a young earth or old earth creationist perspective? I don’t mind creationism and in fact am a creationist myself but prefer an old earth model. There is too much evidence against new Earth creationism.

    • Edwin, Young Earth. Endorsed by Ham and others

  2. Doragnes

    Wow this looks great! Hopefully it gets here before Christmas!

    • Doragnes, I believe if you use the Amazon link and are a Prime member you are in good shape.

  3. Lenette

    Oh I think even I would enjoy this. Am I too old for it?

    • Lenette, nobody is ever too old for dinosaurs!

  4. Steve

    This is just irresponsible to be promoting a book that is anti science. This crap about young earth goes against everything that science has proven and just makes us look like we are all dumb. This kind of agenda driven religion is dangerous and threatens to turn our children into crazed religious zealots that shoot people up in movie theaters and commit genocide. I usually like your reviews but this is just irrational and dangerous.

    • Oh please Steve. Honestly do you really think that Christians who hold to a literal six day creation are suddenly going to become mass murderers because they read this book? I am personally an Old Earth creationist and (by the way) a scientist. I don’t think for one moment that anyone who believes differently than I do on this issue is either dumb, dangerous, or irrational. The bit about science proving old earth is just silly. As a scientist I would never speak in terms of haven “proven” anything. I can demonstrate something to be probably based on the available evidence but “proven” is just too final for any scientist to claim. The evidence for young earth is strong. I just don’t think it is stronger than the physical evidence for an old earth. But neither are irrational.This sounds more like the claims from the new atheists than from an old earth creationist.

      • Tom

        Evidence for a young earth is strong? As a scientist you would never speak in terms of having proven anything? Really? Hmm..so you don’t think the “Theory” of Gravity has been proven and “as a scientist” would never say it has? I guess I will believe pictures from the Hubble Telescope that show galaxies millions of light years away, as evidence of the age of the universe…and keep scratching my head how any “scientist” could believe otherwise…..

  5. Tom

    Have the contents of this book been peer reviewed by “any” other notable PhD’s, outside of the Creationism / Young Earth crowd? Have any noteworthy paleontologist’s reviewed and commented on it at all? There are over 30,000 paleontologists in the world, did the editors send it out for review and comment to anybody?

    To a skeptic, reviews by people who already assume the creation story to be truth and age of the earth to be 6000 yrs old, are useless and will be disregarded in advance.
    Having a science book that matches the narrative you hold so dear isn’t the way to convince the secular crowd. and should be attempted.

    • Karl

      Tom you appear to have an unhealthy fixation on peer review. A dirty little secret in science is that peer review is not unbiased and certainly not infallible. On this topic I’d recommend the following article,

      http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21588069-scientific-research-has-changed-world-now-it-needs-change-itself-how-science-goes-wrong

      I would also ask (in turn) if you have the same skepticism toward reviews of naturalistic evolutionary books by people who already agree with naturalistic evolution. Are those also useless and to be disregarded in advance because the reviewers already presuppose the validity of the author’s viewpoint? If so, what should we think of your opinion anytime you speak in favor of a book promoting the idea of unguided evolution? I’m just trying to seek some sort of continuity of thought in your logic.

      I would also want to know why you are so zealously opposed to anyone exploring a different set of data points. Isn’t it our goal in science to follow the facts wherever they lead? If so then the pursuit of alternate theories should be encouraged as long as they are ethical and do not harm anyone. It is only when we disallow this dialogue that harm comes to a society. Your zealous fixation on peer review and only hearing opinions from people who agree with you is cute in a naive sort of way but reminds me a bit of my autistic grandson to be honest. Allow the dialogue to take place. If the young earth crowd is wrong then the facts will reveal that over time. If your unguided evolution opinion is wrong, that will also be revealed over time. If my old earth guided evolution opinion is wrong, I will be disproved over time. Regardless nothing good ever comes out of hysteria, tantrums, and hissy fits.

  6. Tom

    “The views in this book are going to be controversial because so many people presuppose that Christianity and science are incompatible.”

    When “said science” states that men and dinosaur’s lived at the same time…….. yes incompatible. And moronic.

    ….. “already determined in his heart that there is no God and would continue to hold that view regardless of the evidence”.

    Evidence? yeah right………..peer reviewed scientific evidence……. got any?

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