Sunday, December 2, 2012

"Made In Heaven" by Ray Comfort and Jeff Seto

About the book: Science shamelessly steals from God’s creation, yet refuses to give God the glory!
  • How the glow of a cat’s eyes innovates road reflectors
  • The naturally sticky inspirations for Velcro and barbed wire
  • A fly’s ear, the lizard’s foot, the moth’s eye, and other natural examples are inspiring improvements and new technologies in our lives
Engineers and inventors have long examined God’s creation to understand and copy complex, proven mechanics of design in the science known as biomimicry. Much of this inspiration is increasingly drawn from amazing aspects of nature, including insects to plants to man in search of wisdom and insight. We are surrounded daily by scientific advancements that have become everyday items, simply because man is copying from God’s incredible creation, without acknowledging the Creator. 

My thoughts: Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group, specializes in books on topics from Biblical studies to the scientific and for the very young, the school student, and on to the theologian of multiple degrees.

Made In Heaven addresses the sciences of biological (study of life) and engineering (study of man engineering or creating products) and shows how much like God's creation many of today's scientific advancements and inventions are similar.

The book's supposition is that God created and man copied His creation - or scientists doing some reverse engineering by studying God's creation to invent products for man to use based on what has been observed in natural science (or in God's creation).

Without direct testimony from the actual inventors of man's products as to the source of their ideas for inventions, one might think it pure conjecture to assume that man has copied God's creation.  However, Made in Heaven absolutely does show astounding similarities between how objects have been manufactured based on incredible counter-point objects (insect eyes, leaves, fish scales, etc.) from nature (God's creation). 

The book has absolutely stunning photography showing close-ups of the human eyeball, insects, ants, fish.  Then there are drawings that illustrate ideas with charts, graphs, etc. that are clearly defined.  The print is somewhat small and thin making it sometimes difficult to read.   

While at first glance one might think the book is designed for the young elementary to middle grades student, it is not.  All ages can glean from its contents.  I see it sparking the imagination of a student to read further into how stuff is made and designed.  I see it as drawing the scientific minded into a further examination of a field of study.  I recommend it as a book to add to the school and home library.

Ray Comfort is the best-selling author of more than 70 books, including The Evidence Bible (2002 Gold Medallion Book Awards finalist) and The Defender’s Guide for Life’s Toughest Questions published by Master Books.He is the president of Living Waters ministry, co-host of an award-winning television program (with actor Kirk Cameron) called Way of the Master, blogs daily to hundreds of atheists at “Atheist Central,” and has debated atheistic evolution on ABC’s Nightline, as well as the BBC.
Jeff Seto works as an Aerospace Engineer in Experimental Research and Development. His work encompasses supersonic boom suppression, synthetic vision approach systems and structural and system testing in civilian and military sectors. He has worked internationally in the U.S., Canada, and Germany for over 20 years. He holds a B. Eng in Aerospace, an Electrical Engineering Diploma in Avionics and is a Senior member of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics).

DISCLOSURE:  I was provided a complimentary copy of Made In Heaven by New Leaf Publishing Group on behalf of the author in order to render my honest opinion.  I was under no obligation to give a positive review and no monetary compensation of given to me. 

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