Why Did God Create Viruses, Bacteria, and Other Pathogens?
The Overwhelming Case Against Naturalistic Evolution and Methodological Naturalism
About the Book
The question “Why did God create viruses, bacteria, pathogens, venomous creatures and poisonous chemicals is usually asked by irreligious skeptics to challenge God’s authority, design, and goodness. It is also asked by those of faith, either out of innocent ignorance or curiosity. Life per se is a balance of life-forms co-existing because they were created by God by means of obvious intelligent design. The authors show the vast majority of bacteria, viruses, and insects are beneficial. The reason some pathogens are harmful is discussed in some detail. Furthermore, the role of toxic chemicals, which are beneficial and even essential to human and animal life at low to moderate concentrations is also covered. The authors’ conclusions are well-documented by several hundred peer-reviewed scholarly articles and books. if you have ever wondered about why in God’s creation there are “parasites and pathogens,” “ticks and toxins,” “maladies and mosquitoes,” then you owe it to yourself to consider the scholarly explanations that set the record straight—the professional perspective of Bergman and Hoff. If you are looking for sound scientific answers to the question “Why did God create life-forms that have harmful side-effects to other organisms?,” this is the book to read.
About the Author
Dr. Bergman is a multi-award winning professor and author. He has taught microbiology, psychology and other courses for over 40 years at the University of Toledo Medical College, and other universities and colleges. His 9 earned degrees include a Doctorate from Wayne State University. Dr. Bergman has over 1,800 publications in both scholarly and popular science journals translated into 14 languages. His books are in over 2,400 college libraries in 65 countries. Bergman has spoken over 2,000 times to college, university, and church groups in America, Canada, Europe, the South Sea Islands, and Africa. James Hoff ( BS in Electrical Engineering) was employed at Elbit Computers, Haifa Israel, as a computer designer of IBM 360 compatible, Fibronics Limited, ADC Telecommunications, and AT&T / Lucent Technologies / Agere Systems. He holds four major patents in computer technology.