Book Reviews of The Lie: Evolution

The Lie: Evolution
The Lie Evolution
Author: Ken Ham
ISBN-13: 9780890511589
ISBN-10: 0890511586
Publication Date: 7/1987
Pages: 168
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Master Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is really good. It's a good reference book and introduction to the evolution vs. creation debate. He makes it clear that professing Christians can not mix evolution with the creation account in Gensis. It's either one or the other. You can't subscribe to both because they are opposed to each other. All the findings in the evolution theory are the direct opposite of what the Bible says. Ken Ham shows you how in eleven chapters. Then he has two sections in the appendix that go into even more detail! There is also a resource section that gives a few more titles from Master Books and Answers in Genesis.
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There are books that are worth reading if you want to understand creationist thinking. This is not one of them.

In "The Lie: Evolution," author Ken Ham takes the rather extreme position that anything less than a strict literalist interpretation of the book of Genesis leads to an erosion of ethics, morality, and religious truth. Arguing from this slippery slope fallacy, Ham asserts that this reading of Genesis is the only responsible interpretation, and that anything else undermines the foundations of biblical Christianity.

The science, when it is present at all, is weak. Creationist books such as "The Genesis Flood" at least offer alternate interpretations of scientific data to support their conclusion of a Young Earth. Ham, more widely known for his role in Answers in Genesis and the Creation Science Museum, is not interested in presenting science as much as he is in presenting stubborn denial.

Unfortunately, Ham's biblical scholarship is as poor as his science. While Christians and Jews alike since the time of the Babylonian Exile have understood the power of the Genesis account to be in its value as a story, Ham dismisses this much older understanding as irrelevant and useless, favoring it for the much more recent modernist view that insists the text must be read literally.

For anyone who is not already inclined to agree with Ham, this book is one to miss.
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Highly amusing summary of some very good creationist arguments, as long as you aren't terribly well versed in actual science or how evolution works. Short enough to not be difficult to get through, but long enough to go over all of the major reasoning behind creationism and Ham's opinions on how Christians shouldn't believe in evolution. Useful to be familiar with fundamental Christianity, but not strictly necessary.
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Excellent scientific book on the FACT of Creation and the falicy of the evolution THEORY.