The Origin of Our Origins

A Summary of Godly Origins: Worldviews Collide

by Emerson Thomas McMullen B.S. M.S. M.A. Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/18/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9798385012299
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9798385012282

About the Book

There is no conflict between the Bible and science that is evidence-based. The conflict is between belief in the Biblical Worldview and belief in a non-biblical worldview. If a claim about nature is not testable or observable and then confirmable, it is not science.

Evolution requires belief. In his On the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin wrote about his “belief in the transmutation of species” (p302), that “The theory of natural selection is grounded on . . . belief” (p320), and that he believed we descended from one common ancestor (p484).

Darwin believed in evolution because he had no evidence. He admitted that “the whole volume is one long argument” (p459). Observations show that biological change is limited and research indicates that evolution is/was not by chance mutations. Additionally, chance does not cause anything. It is a philosophical term and may not even exist.

Finally, experiments have repeatedly shown that life does not arise from non-life. Similarly, we did not descend from stardust either. Besides violating the principle of cause and effect, astronomical discoveries are proving that the Big Bang is science fiction. Like evolution, chance, and life from non-life, the Big Bang has to be believed.

About the Author

By God’s grace, Dr. McMullen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at Washington State University, a Master of Science degree at Southern Methodist University, and a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University with minors in History and Religious Studies.

He conducted research at the now Air Force Rocket Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base, California; the then Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Livermore, California; and the then Aerospace Research Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He has taught at four different universities, including the Air Force Institute of Technology, Air University; Indiana University, Bloomington campus: and the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus.

He and his wife Sharon met at the then Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory in 1964 and married a year and a half later. Their son was born at Edwards AFB, and they adopted a daughter in Dallas. Two grandchildren were born in California, two in Virginia, and one in Pennsylvania. At the moment, they have four great-grandchildren. The author was raised in the church, but in college, went his own way. God called him back to Himself through Jesus Christ in 1969. He has striven to live more biblically since then.