Book Review: Glass House: Shattering the Myth of Evolution

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When I was at the Ark Encounter this fall, I picked up a few books to read by Ken Ham.  The first one that I’ve read is “Glass House: Shattering the Myth of Evolution.”  If you’ve never been to the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, USA, I would highly recommend it.

Back to the book.  I’ve read a lot of Creationist books and I have to say this is one of the better ones that I’ve read.  One of my biggest issues with most Creationist books is that they use the Bible heavily to assert their claims and validity of their beliefs.  Nothing wrong with that, if someone is a believer.  How the Bible has prophesies in the Old Testament and then they are fulfilled hundreds or thousands of years later, is pretty telling.  However, if someone believes the Bible is just a made up book, it’s hard to use it as evidence for creation instead of evolution. There is enough science out there for Creationism to have a good debate between the two.

In this book by Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge, they use a lot more science and logic.  Being a scientist myself, I find the science behind evolution down right horrible, and if the same logic and scientific principles were used with my line of work, I would be fired.  When I was in college, one of my classes talked about how the investigator (or scientist) can influence the results in any experiment.  This book points that out that a Creationist is going to have results more skewed towards Creation, while an Evolutionist will end up with results more skewed towards evolution.  When you’re reading any type of book about science, you have to know what their beliefs are.  Mr. Ham and Hodge even state this in their book.

In this book, they go through the science methodology and how experiments should be set up and how data should be analyzed.  They explain how evolution is used to destroy the morals of our society.  With evolution, it’s okay to do whatever you have to do to survive, which goes against most of our laws and our civilization.  Marriage doesn’t make sense in evolution.  Helping the poor doesn’t make sense in evolution. 

Many of the processes that evolution says takes millions of years, can actually be observed in less than 100 years.  The likeness of DNA between species isn’t as simple as evolutionist make it seem.  There are a lot of assumptions in evolution.  Don’t get me wrong, sometimes in science you have to make assumptions, but should always be cognizant of that and be willing to say if the data suggests that the process is different, then it needs to be looked into it more.

Mr Ham and Hodge also go through many different types of evolution theory and also some variations in what people believe in Creation. There is a lot of science in this book, but I think it’s very easy to comprehend, even for people that don’t like science. I would highly recommend this book. It’s also easy to read through, so it seems like a quick read. If you’re interested in other books I’ve read, check out my reading list.

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