The Truth about Human Origins

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Apologetics Press Inc., 2003 - Science - 517 pages
Ever since Charles Darwin first published The Origin of Species on November 24, 1859, the subject of origins has been one of the most controversial topics around. Sadly, it also is a subject that is fraught with erroneous theories and concepts. Most students today are taught that organic evolution is not a theory, but a "fact" that all "reputable scientists" accept. Disclaimers from the evolutionary community notwithstanding, such a claim is, quite simply, wrong. We believe it is time for someone to offer what renowned news commentator Paul Harvey would call "the rest of the story." That is what The Truth About Human Origins does. It tells the rest of the story as it discusses the scientific facts about mankind's beginning. For example, it investigates the "record of the rocks" as that record relates to human evolution. It demonstrates how evolutionary theory is unable to explain things like the origin of gender and sexual reproduction, the origin of language and communication, the origin of the brain, the mind, and human consciousness, and the origin of skin colors and blood types. It also examines in an in-depth fashion the so-called "molecular evidence" of human evolution.
 

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This book is great for those who want to understand how man truly came to be. Not by some big blast or evolutionary theory, but by Almighty God. Brad Harrub is a fantastic author and lecturer on ... Read full review

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"The Truth About Human Origins" dedicates the first 100 pages of the book to informing the reader about the fossil record in regards to human evolution. The authors discuss all the relevant fossils that are commonly used to advance the theory of human evolution, and show that there is no `chain' of fossils of human evolution.
The rest of the book deals with the insurmountable problem that evolutionists face in trying to account for the human consciousness. Unfortunately the author don't use their own expertise (PhD's in neurobiology and micro biology) to discuss the topics at hand, instead they do an extremely comprehensive survey of the literature to provide the reader with a book almost akin to a `quote book'. The reader will not find a page without at least two lengthy quotes, and for me this became somewhat frustrating. I was expecting the book to be filled with research data which would lead the reader to a conclusion. But instead what I found was that the book merely quoted scientists on what their thoughts were on the subject of the origin of human consciousness. Though it is very interesting to hear the candid confessions of evolutionary scientists, I found that 350 pages of scientists `thoughts' became quite dull and boring.
Though this book deals with all aspects of human consciousness, the origin of language and communication, the origin of the brain and mind, gender, sexual reproduction and the origin of skin and blood types, it does so in a `third hand' kind of way, and I feel as though the authors expertise and talents were thoroughly wasted.
"The Truth of Human Origins" has some good information and some parts (like the review of the fossil record) that are worth the read, I just wish the authors had `cut-the-fat' so that you didn't have to wade through all the dull, boring and unnecessary bits to get to the better parts.
 

Contents

Chapter1TheRecordoftheRocksPartI
3
Chapter2TheRecordoftheRocksPartII
41
Hominid or Chimp?
55
Chapter3MolecularEvidenceofHumanOrigins
99
The Problem of Gender
135
DifferencesinAnimalandHumanSexuality
167
The Complexity of the Human ReproductiveSystem
170
Anatomical Differences BetweenHumanMalesandFemales
173
Conclusion
205
Chapter6TheProblemoftheBrain
209
HistoryoftheBrain
212
TheEvolutionoftheBrain
215
GrowingNeurons
237
TheBrainVersusaComputer
241
TwelveCranialNerves
242
Conclusion
244

Cellular Differences Between HumanMalesandFemales
175
TheFutureofHumanReproduction
178
Chapter5TheProblemofLanguage
183
Evolutionary Theories ontheOriginofSpeech
184
AdamThe First Human toTalkandCommunicate
186
Tower of Babeland TheUniversalLanguage
188
The Brains Language CentersCreatedbyGod
189
AnatomyofSpeech
192
BirdsofaFeatherOrNakedApe?
194
ComplexityofLanguageUniquelyHuman
202
The Evolution ofConsciousnessPartI
247
TheOriginofLife
248
TheOriginoftheGeneticCode
251
TheOriginofSex
252
Chapter8TheEvolution
347
The Problem
429
Chapter10 Conclusion
463
SubjectIndex
507
NameIndex
513
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Brad Harrub holds an earned Ph.D. in anatomy and neurobiology and from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. Currently, Dr. Harrub is the Director of Scientific Information at Apologetics Press Bert Thompson holds an earned Ph.D. in microbiology from Texas A&M University, where he taught in the College of Veterinary Medicine for a number of years. Dr. Thompson is the Executive Director of Apologetics Press-a position in which he has served with distinction for over two decades

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