Sunday, December 2, 2012

An annotated bibliography on natural science, evolution and creation

David Ussery is an Associate Professor of Systems Biology at the Danish Technical University. He is a Christian, with a fundamentalist church background, who eventually rejected the young earth creationism he was brought up with.

Between 1988 and 2001 he compiled an annotated bibliography of 386 books on Natural science, evolution, and creationism. By 2001 he had actually read 187 of the books, which is rather impressive.
He has written a fascinating journal describing his background, thoughts on reading some of the books, and debates with young earth creationists.

The books cover a wide range of topics, perspectives (Christian and non-Christian, liberal and conservative), publication dates, and theological and scientific sophistication.
The bibliography is worth at least scanning. Some of the terse comments are quite insightful. It makes one appreciate the incredibly diverse literature which is available and often overlooked.

Finally, on the Biologos Forum Ussery has a critical and helpful review of Michael Behe's book The Edge of Evolution.

1 comment:

  1. But what about Vedic science and Chinese science too?
    Or even the science that was associated with the creation of the super-sophisticated mayan cosmological calendar. And of course the building of the Egyptian pyramids.

    Vedic science was incredibly sophisticated many centuries before anything like Western science began to emerge. It fully took and takes into account dimensions of existence which are not even considered by most conventional Western scientists. Certainly not before the invention of the sophisticated technology that has appeared since the various micro-electronic revolutions of the past few decades - especially the last two.