About Jonathan Sarfati
Dr. Sarfati received his B.Sc. (hons) in Chemistry and his Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has co-authored papers in mainstream scientific journals including one on high-temperature superconductors published in Nature when he was 22 years old.
He has long been interested in apologetics, and was a co-founder of the Wellington Christian Apologetics Society (New Zealand). His first book Refuting Evolution (1999, 2008) was written to counter a teachers guidebook by the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science. It now has over 400,000 copies in print. He later wrote the highly acclaimed Refuting Compromise (2004, 2010) as a response to attacks on the biblical view of history, plus the booklet Mammoth: Riddle of the Ice Age. In addition to other books he has written, Jonathan is co-author of the updated Creation Answers Book and 15 Reasons to Take Genesis as History (2006).
He works full-time for Creation Ministries International, is a co-editor of Creation magazine, and also writes and reviews articles for the in-depth, peer-reviewed Journal of Creation (formerly TJ), as well as being active in speaking ministry.
Jonathan is also an accomplished chess player and is a former New Zealand Chess Champion, representing New Zealand in three Chess Olympiads (and drew with Boris Spassky, world champion 1969-1972). In 1988, the International Chess Federation awarded him the title of F.I.D.E. Master (FM). For the fun of it, he regularly accepts challenges from multiple players while he is blindfolded. He then plays from memory with up to 12 players simultaneously.
About the Book
Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, who expertly defended creation in Refuting Evolution (which has sold over 400,000 copies), goes to bat once again in Refuting Evolution 2. Aimed specifically at the evolutionarily biased PBS television series Evolution, Sarfati adroitly makes light of the inaccuracies and fallacies of evolutionary theory, and offers sound creationist interpretation of the facts. This book also updates creationist arguments such as the plesiosaur reeled in by the Japanese fishing boat, the peppered moths, the men have one less rib than women adage, and much more. Here is a priceless resource for those involved in the ongoing creation/evolution debate.
From the Introduction
Belief in creation is ‘nonsense.’ Creation is ‘a religious view that has nothing to do with science.’ Daily, the airwaves and newspaper racks are filled with such inflammatory claims.
The barrage of new arguments and scientific ‘evidence’ that ‘prove’ evolution can seem overwhelming to believers in the Word of God, who are ridiculed as irrational religious zealots who still live in the dark ages and believe the Bible’s ‘fables’ about creation. It is more crucial than ever that believers are ‘ready’ to defend their faith (1 Pet. 3:15).
This book pulls together the most powerful arguments that Christians are likely to hear from today’s leading evolutionary scientists. These arguments come from two powerhouses in the media—PBS-TV and the journal Scientific American which have taken up the mantle of the pro-evolution crusade, preaching their message to a broad market around the world.
Table of Contents
Unit 1 - Claim--Evolution Is Science
Chapter 1 - Argument: Creationism Is Religion, Not Science
Chapter 2 - Argument: Evolution Is Compatible with Christian Religion
Chapter 3 - Argument: Evolution Is True Science, Not "Just a Theory"
Unit 2 - Claim--Evolution Is Well Supported by the Evidence
Chapter 4 - Argument: Natural Selection Leads to Speciation
Chapter 5 - Argument: Some Mutations Are Beneficial
Chapter 6 - Argument: Common Design Points to Common Ancestry
Chapter 7 - Argument: "Bad Design" Is Evidence of Leftovers from Evolution
Chapter 8 - Fossils V. Evolution
Unit 3 - Claim--"Problems" with Evolution Are Illusory
Chapter 9 - Argument: Probability of Evolution
Chapter 10 - Argument: "Irreducible Complexity"
Chapter 11 - Argument: Evolution of Sex
Chapter 12 - Argument: Evolution of Mankind
Appendix 1 - Common Arguments for Evolution Which Have Been Rejected
Appendix 2 - Common Arguments for Creation That Should Not Be Used