When Faith & Science Collide

When Faith And Science Collide: A Biblical Approach To Evaluating Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design, And The Age Of The Earth, G. R. Davidson, 0982048602G. R. Davidson¬†, When Faith and Science Collide: A Biblical Approach to Evaluating Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design, and the Age of the Earth, (2009) Malius Press, 292 pp. (Paperback) (Amazon: $12.50)¬† “Dr. Davidson’s book “When Faith & Science Collide” is a refreshing addition to the spectrum of work that has been recently published on the subject Science and Creation. Davidson has focused his book on a Christian audience caught up in the warfare dichotomy stemming primarily from the interpretation of Genesis 1-11. The issues encompass the history, science and concordism of scripture written about God’s act of creation in the first book of the Bible. The book sets the stage with a young scientist torn between accepting the academic training he received in college vs. a literal interpretation of scripture offered by a friend. As with most individuals schooled in various fields of science, the young former Christian made what he thought was the only logical choice and went with reason rather than a “fundamental” Christian worldview. Here lies the purpose of the book. Davidson developed the following simple model to evaluate the conflict, “There are three questions that should be asked any time a scientific theory appears to conflict with scripture.
1) Does the infallibility of scripture rest on a literal interpretation of the verses in question?
2) Does the science conflict with the intended message of the scripture?
3) Is the science credible?
Read this wonderful book on Christian Scientific Apologetics.”–R. Buckman

Dr. Davidson earned a B.S. in Geology from Wheaton College in Illinois, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Hydrology from the University of Arizona before joining the faculty in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi in 1996. Professor Davidson teaches, consults, and conducts original research in geochemistry and hydrogeology, often employing radiometric dating methods to determine the age of groundwater and sediment.