2 ed. The observer of Genesis, the science behind the creation story
The account of creation in Genesis, is it just an introduction to biblical scripture? What
are its verses hiding? Myth, invention or scientific truth? This book attempts to
address an issue about which both scientists and religious people feel uncomfortable.
Science flatly dismisses the story, first with a smirk and then with anger, and the
Catholic Church has relegated it to a mere introduction to the Scriptures. "The tale of
Creation is a religious text with religious teachings," they say. "There is no science in
it", "we should not seek scientific explanations", of course.
I must admit that I have always been a harsh critic of the Genesis. I was always
among those we tried to conceal a smile and changed the subject in order to avoid
discussing it. Talking about Genesis and Creation in particular seemed unthinkable to
me…, until a few months ago.
It is about a year since my youngest son asked me about God with great interest,
more than he used to have.
At the time we chatted, I explained everything I could within my knowledge and we
agreed to read the holy books of the major religions to expand concepts. So we