Welcome to my author website! I present in my book over twenty discoveries and revelations yet to be discussed in the evolution/creation controversy, and some I introduce on this website. Step one in your own quest for the truth is to be perfectly honest with yourself; regardless of how painful this may be. Is your opinion on the evolution/creation controversy based upon an objective evaluation of the facts or is it based upon a belief? I can guarantee one thing as you peruse my site, you will say to yourself at least once, "I did not know that!"
Book Summary - Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight examines two roadblocks in the search for truth, misconception and wishful thinking. As misconception blinds us to the truth, wishful thinking effectively hijacks our sense of reason. Did you know Darwin never claimed life evolved by chance, nor did he coin the phrase, survival of the fittest? In the emotionally-charged evolution/creation controversy, truth often plays second fiddle to what we want to be true. Theologian Augustine of Hippo warned Christians sixteen hundred years ago against "making unreasonable claims about nature as we call upon Scripture”. Oh, and creation science has a dirty little secret.
"It was a pleasure to read Broken Flashlight,... His years of interest in geological analysis, knowledge of creationist pronouncements and teaching experience are embedded in the book's intellectual structure, and show in Hawley's clear, honest and charming style...He poses an interesting and fatal internal contradiction. If the Bible is God's Word and nature is His Handiwork, shouldn't they agree? Where's the truth? Since we can't apply observational verification to Biblical text, but can to the natural world, a rational mind should choose to accept the evidence of God's Handiwork. This is an extremely important lesson, in the classroom or out. It's sort of a theological critical experiment."
-Professor Theodore Steegmann, Jr., Professor Emeritus & former
chair of the Department of Anthropology at the State University of
New York at Buffalo
"The general wisdom in North America is that one must either:
- Accept the accuracy of the Bible text and thus embrace Creationism, or
- Accept the Theory of Evolution as truth and consider the book of Genesis as myth.
Hawley explodes this as a myth. Starting from the facts found in nature, one can harmonize evolution and Genesis. A remarkable accomplishment. One of the most important books I have read in the past 12 months."
2008 Republican presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, publically admitted he does not believe in evolution. In 2007, he stated,
"If you want to believe that you and your family came from apes, that's fine. I'll accept that. I just don't happen to think that I did."Mike's comment that "your family came from apes" is actually a misconception. Scientists actually reject this claim. Does this surprise you? I discuss this on my forum.
The search is more precious than its possession. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)