….claims to be distinguished only as the most consummate of all fools and the chief of sinful men.

He barely qualified for the University of Queensland, attending a Geology Department recently vacated by the world-respected anatomist, Dorothy Hill. With some difficulty, both on his own part and on that of the staff, he procured a B. Sc.(hons), under the dedicated tutorship of a staff that accepted evolution, but did not subscribe to Evolutionism, the personal philosophy. Some of the staff had once enjoyed personal contact with the “old school” of science pioneers, and possessed something of the aura of the great Seekers of truth. The author worked as a geologist, with a few completely obscure publications to his name. His calling lay firstly with farming/grazing.

Whilst caring for land under that remarkable evolution (unfolding) of a series of natural near-disasters – the Australian climate – he indulged in a minor, origins-related, educational project. Knowing that confusion reigned in these matters, and knowing little else, he asked for Higher revelation, to enable the project to proceed. The outcome begins to be tabulated herewith. Although all but disinterested in the topic, he saw a potential benefit in presenting some of these remarkable developments to the public.
For him, it has been a privilege to expound these truths. It is gratifying, after having set the story in print, to discover that the pioneering anatomists, especially Cuvier and Owen – of whom the author was in blissful ignorance – came to similar or identical conclusions, with much less information, almost 200 years ago. They could not proceed in these matters, lacking technological backup.

It is humbling to think that even minor truths, such as these, are entrusted to men.

From the book’s blurb:

Sir Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626): “God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely, scripture. But he has written a second book called creation.”

Many geologists – the author of this book included – have wondered, when reading the first book, how it can be made to align with the second – the history of the planet and of life?

The bible, especially, but not exclusively the early chapters, in technical terms, is some sort of divine jigsaw puzzle.

Recent discoveries in science have dramatically fitted pieces of the puzzle together. Some of the hitherto blank spaces were clamouring to be filled!

It was never the intention of the author, Philip Bruce Heywood, to write a book. Whilst attempting to teach geology in a school, it was unexpectedly given to him to see how the difficulties of teaching evolution solve. The solution is developments in biology and information technology giving technical verification to hitherto mystifying implications in the book of Genesis. The account of revelation of life forms in Genesis seemingly only makes sense if living species were created and then placed in storage before they became tangible. Over the past half century biotechnology and information technology have turned non sense into perfect sense. The story does not end merely with the species.

The technical thread running through the bible, coming into focus over the past several decades, although Origins -related, extends in its implications as far as global temperature, and is vitally significant to government policy.

The technical aspect of the scriptures has a place – but the personal aspect of the Word of God surely overshadows technicalities? Hence, in the book, Heywood has attempted to outline, in amateurish form, tenets of what might be termed, Reformed Christian Theology – in pace with modern Cosmology, Biology and Geology. This is his apology for the book seeming to speak to him personally. He wrote it to himself.

“Although there is a great deal of science included within the pages of this book, the reader does not need to have a broad understanding of science, for Heywood has done an excellent job of simplifying the complex so that everyone can understand the various ideas . . . His goal is not to promote himself or his theory, but to see God glorified.”
Darryl Stringer
BS, The Queensland Baptist, (December 2000)
“This book is a classic ……. As a pastor/youth worker/religious educator for more than 33 years, I commend both the book and its concepts to you.”
Pastor Ian Jack
Gladstone, Qld, Australia
“As a former teacher-librarian I would recommend that this book be placed on library shelves and that schools look at the text …. I found this work to be thought-provoking. To a layman, his account of creation is biblically correct, and he has been able to sort out many of the problems I have encountered in studying this part of Scripture. By suggesting that a species can exist before it grows because it is a bundle of information, Heywood opens up a whole new perspective on some puzzling issues in this debate. There were many areas I found challenging and interesting. Some were his explanation of how the moon came into existence; and the process by which carbon was laid down in the earth and today is being released. Heywood makes the relevant point that God was, and still is, intimately involved in his creation. He is intimately involved with each one of us, and gives us a reason and purpose for living. This needs to be widely taught in our schools, churches and families.”
Mr. Thomas Robertson
Toowoomba, Qld, Australia