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The rocks don't lie; a geologist investigates Noah's flood.


The rocks don't lie; a geologist investigates Noah's flood.

Montgomery, David R.

W.W. Norton


302 pages




This interesting volume on the geology and the history of science provides a nuanced discussion of the role of theological inquiry in the birth of earth sciences, and explores the role of flood mythology, especially the Christian stories of Noah's flood, in historic and modern debates about creationism and the validity of scientific methods and evidence. Montgomery (geomorphology, U. of Washington) explores both scientific and theological perspective on geology in a balanced accessible narrative style that will appeal to scientists and general readers alike.

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Date:Oct 1, 2012
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