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Contact:                      David M. Barker

                                    2140 Timothy Way

                                    Bountiful, Utah 84010

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Headline:                     Why do so many people attribute their loss of faith to science?

Subhead:                     How much of science is fact and how much is theory?

Lead                            These and related issues have led to more than 40 years of research and a new book (release date 11/22/13 Tate Publishing): Science and Religion: Reconciling the Conflicts. In it the author, using a rather literal approach to the scriptures, discusses some of the strengths and weaknesses in very popular scientific theories as well as some (less-popular theories) which tend to support a literal reading.

Book description:        The approach taken in this book is that real truth from one source is compatible with real truth from another. The conflicts arise from misunderstandings, misinterpretations, and erroneous inferences—not from comparing facts. The author, David Barker, has studied and summarized research from diverse sources—from “mainstream” scientists, “creationists,” and “catastrophists.” Although some of his sources have been considered “unorthodox,” he has shared information which seems worth considering and tends to be faith-promoting rather than faith-destroying.

                                      Many of the most obvious conflicts between science and religion involve timing issues—the dating of events in Earth’s history. Bible chronologies typically list Adam and Eve at about 4,000 BC. In contrast, science textbooks can hardly be found that do not refer to human or ‘pre-human’ remains 10,000 to millions of years old. Why the discrepancy?” (p. 81). Some intriguing possibilities are shared for reconciling this problem.

Author background:    Although not a scientist by profession, the author has applied his skills learned in his career as a bank examiner and CPA (now retired) questioning dogmas and theories. Reconciling the conflicts between science and religion has been a passion of his since his youth.

Book details:             Science and Religion: Reconciling the Conflicts

                                    Retail price: paperback $29.99, hardback $38.99. It is a 523-page book that includes extensive footnotes, a glossary, an index, and a bibliography. Now available from this site, and several other internet booksellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and AbeBooks. Also, a number of bookstores and libraries now have the book on their shelves.

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