Saturday, July 21, 2007

Book Review: "The Puzzle of Ancient Man" by Dr. Donald Chittick

Last April, when I went to the still-under-construction Creation Museum in Kentucky, I met one Wayne Canfield, who was reading and raving about this book. He had good reason. The topic of this book is a summary of the evidence that Ancient Man, both antediluvian and postdiluvian (pre-flood and post-flood), was in fact technologically advanced in ways we cannot fathom and have not yet fully discovered.

This is a fascinating book. It includes evidence and examples of the technological prowess of a variety of ancient cultures, from the familiar pyramids of Egypt to less-known feats of building, engineering, and intellectual accomplishment from various parts of the world. His thesis is that ancient man was, in fact, anything but primitive; ancient man was perhaps in many ways more capable than even we are today.

There is also a great deal of Bible teaching in the book, which summarizes a variety of Genesis passages and others which deal with man's creation, the Fall, the Flood, etc. Furthermore, Appendix A contains most of the most concise and clear summaries of bias, science, and religion, and how these interact today.

I would gladly recommend this book for your reading pleasure and edification.

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