RE: Schaefer's Book.

From: Glenn Morton <>
Date: Wed Aug 11 2004 - 22:52:58 EDT

In this particular case, he sent me the book to review AFTER he had
already accepted one for publication.

-----Original Message-----
From: George Murphy []
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 8:47 PM
To: Glenn Morton; 'Michael Roberts'; 'ASA Listserver'
Subject: Re: Schaefer's Book.

I generally check with the book review editor 1st before writing a
review to see, inter alia, if anyone's already doing one of that book.

----- Original Message -----
From: Glenn <> Morton
To: 'Michael Roberts' <> ; 'ASA
Listserver' <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 9:08 PM
Subject: RE: Schaefer's Book.

I got a note from a person at ASA. He said that the review would be
published. I much appreciate his efforts and realize that normally they
don't want 2 reviews of the same book. I wouldn't want this experience
to discourage others who might think of doing book reviews. I have
found it a great way to keep up and get books at the same time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Roberts []
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 2:43 PM
To: Glenn Morton; 'ASA Listserver'
Subject: Re: Schaefer's Book.

Sorry to be slow but I have been away , as Schaefer's book will be
widely read, it gives me some concerns.

 Science and Chirstianty: Conflict or Coherence? by Henry F. Schaefer,
Watkinsville, Georgia: The Apollos Trust, 2003. 179 pages plus appendix
and index. ISBN 0-9742975-0-X.

   and in some sense whether William Perkins was a Christian or not
seems not to matter much to the issues we face today reconciling our
faith with observation

Which William Perkin? Father or son? Both were leading organic chemists
and the son who died in 1929 must have had my father as one of his last
students and my father soon opted for organic chemistry and then to


         Schaefer's idea of what is in the geological record and its
order is vastly different. When outlining his conformance between the
Scripture and earth history he has land plants arise before marine life.
This is of course backwards. He also claims that Day 4 was a clearing of
the atmosphere, an event for which there is absolutely no evidence. And
flying creatures do not arise before land animals, contra this book

This is serious. Does Schaefer have any respect for geological time or
has he simply not studied Geology 101? Many books by types like Schaefer
and ID types simply sidestep geology and ignore the age of the earth.
That of course placates YECS and unthinking evangelicals (a tautology at
times!) and perpetuates misunderstanding


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