Seeking Truth, Wherever It May Be Found
In this place we are very much concerned with questions about origins. It seems we human beings have always tried to figure out just who we are and what we are, and why we are where we are. That is a matter of something called "cosmology". Cosmology was once the purview of religion, or for some, philosophy. Today, for many, it is the purview of science. In this place we look for the answers in both science and religion.
A few years ago that was considered heresy by both scientists and theologians. Today, there are more and more in both camps who realize that cosmology is not one or the other, but inevitably draws upon both. Scientists who really seriously look for answers tend to wax spiritual, and metaphysical, in their speculations, while those who once thought science anathema to religous beliefs are realizing science has much to offer, and is not so very contradictory of theology, especially Judeo-Christian theology. What you'll find here is something that makes that ever so clear.
We are expanding and developing a thesis begun in the book (by Russell Husted), Hey Mom, What About Dinosaurs? In that book, a brand new reinterpretation of the creation account of Genesis 1 and 2, was undertaken. The original Hebrew language was re-examined by someone who knows modern science, and its theories, and what it has learned about our history and prehistory. What retranslation revealed is a record of origins, of the universe and earth and life, that so parallels what scientists now believe, that it looks almost like a prediction of what scientists were going to learn. You will discover that science and the Bible do not have a problem with each other. They do not disagree or contradict each other in the story that they tell. Some folks wish they did. Some folks believe they do. Some folks will try to make them appear as if they do no matter what the facts are. The pages that follow in this website should persuade many folks, in both camps, that there is much they haven't known or understood before. We might even bring them to a new appreciation of both the Scriptures and that noble enterprise once fostered by the Christian church, science.
Of course, the big issue that we all hear about is the so-called “creation - evolution debate”. It's been about as divisive as the American Civil War, splitting up families, communities, states, even nations. Many times it makes a mess of individual's lives, leaving people confused or spiritually lost when they cannot resolve the questions for themselves. I have seen a lot of healing in people who have read Hey Mom.
The question we should be asking is not "whether creation or evolution", but "what is the truth and what is not". Anyone who thinks the Bible flatly denies that anything like evolution has taken place, does not know what the Bible actually says. And anyone who thinks the theory of evolution has disproved the Bible or its record of Creation does not know what the Bible actually says. Actually, the truth of the matter is, until now, no one has known what the Bible really says in the record of creation given in Genesis 1 and 2.
Those of you who have come here because you've read "Hey Mom, What About Dinosaurs?" know just what this is all about. Those of you who haven't yet read it, really should. I do recommend you go to
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What you'll learn in Hey Mom is that all the folks who argue for the Bible and the creation account, and all the folks who argue against it, honestly haven't even a fair idea of what they are arguing about. In fact, they have almost no idea, at all, of what the Biblical creation account, Genesis 1 & 2, really says. They are arguing over what they know not! They are merely debating the opinions and scientific wisdom of some King James-era scholars who translated the Hebrew Scriptures -- in 1611 AD ! That's 400 years ago!
What about the dinosaurs? In 1611, even the word didn't exist, let alone any knowledge of the creatures. So if the Bible tells us about the dinosaurs' creation, (and it does!) how could the translators of 400 years ago have possibly understood, or passed that particular information on through to us? In 1611, there was also no knowledge about the real extent or nature of universe in which we live, nor of atoms, nor of genes and chromosomes, nor about the continent Pangea and plate tectonics, nor of the theories of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, which so influence our world today.
None of those scholars commissioned, four centuries ago, to develop a new "modern" interpretation of the Scriptures that would serve the needs of their time, had any idea of what the issues of today would be. They knew nothing of the theory of evolution; had no inkling of the geological and paleontological record of earth's natural history that we would be discovering today; and would hardly have considered Genesis 1:1 to be an announcement of the Big Bang. So how could they have known what details to look for? How could they have known what fine little scientific facts and clues should be detected in the Hebrew language of their sources, and interpreted and passed on to us, that they might reveal and demonstrate this testimony that the Author was the Creator, that the Bible's account is no allegory or myth, but an accurate record?
These things, as you know, are dealt with in Hey Mom. In this place we are going far beyond what was started in that book. You will find that the first resource posted here is someting many of you have wanted and asked for: a final bringing together of the work of Hey Mom. You will find a complete interpretation, a "pull it all together" paraphrase of Genesis 1 & 2. And if you wish, you can read that paraphrasing with an accompanying Commentary. The Commentary can help a reader catch some of the more important issues, the significant points relative to modern scientific data and theories, and understand some of the Hebrew linguistics that have led to this particular translation of the scriptures.
But there's a lot more here than the finished paraphrase. You'll find an ever-increasing number of new studies and discussions of science and Bible. There are also a lot of resources, especially links to other websites, that are either good science, theology, or discussion of relevant issues. This is a lot like a second volume, a sequel to Hey Mom. Actually, there is another book in the works, and you will find some of its chapters (or extracts) start to appear here as that work moves along. That book, tentatively titled "The Science of God", really gets to the point of this website: to show that modern science does not disprove God or Bible or Creation, but only continues to show us how logical, sensible, likely, and reasonable our idea of God is.
I hope it works for you.
And I hope you'll keep coming back. This website is very much a continuing development. We add new material, information, and resources almost daily. Here's what we have so far......