Evolution vs Creation – Both Viewpoints are Possible

Scientists claim the earth is billions of years old while biblical calculations suggest six thousand is more accurate. But science and the Bible need not disagree if humanity will only understand the dimension of time as explained in Robert D. Berger’s novel “The Divine Theory of Everything: Book 1 Wanderer” (ISBN 9781605942841, Llumina Press, 2009). 

The universe operates based on the balance between good and evil, but when that balance is threatened, good and evil may get out of control, destroying God’s divine plan for humanity. Without any specific heroic qualities to prepare him for the task, Steve Morgan is chosen to walk the worlds of science and magic and engage in the conflict between good and evil to restore balance. His exact role in each struggle is unclear, but the decisions he makes, with a little help from divine destiny will restore the balance so both worlds can co-exist. 

Creation and evolution are viewed as at odds with one another, but the conflict is just a distraction from what should be humanity’s true focus. How magic, faith, and science are connected and can operate simultaneously is a mystery waiting to be discovered. Steve Morgan will learn to view both, not as good or evil, but as co-existent and dependent upon one another for balance. Steve will learn that true good flows from their unity and their individual proponents’ mutual understanding of both. 

“The Divine Theory of Everything, Book 1 Wanderer” goes beyond typical science fiction and fantasy novels with their battles between good and evil, their focus on swords and sorcery. Using legitimate science, religious faith, and modern technology, Robert’s novel bends the boundaries of its genre. Steve Morgan is not a typical hero out to destroy evil but simply to restore balance, being able to see that good and evil are perceptions. His ultimate success is less important than what he will learn on his journey. 

Robert D. Berger walks a fine line between entertaining his readers and educating them about science and religion. Robert believes science leaves room within it for a belief in God. He writes to expand his readers’ minds, and in doing so, to bring them comfort in possibilities beyond a simple struggle between good and evil, right and wrong, evolution versus creationism. With scientific detail and religious faith, Robert shows how in the end, everything is part of God’s Divine Plan. 

About the Author
Robert D. Berger spent most of his life traveling the world. Following his father’s twenty-two year military career, Berger served in the US Navy for seven years. The idea for his novel series came to him deep beneath the ocean onboard the fast-attack submarine, USS Sunfish. Today as an engineer who deeply believes in God, Berger feels torn between science and religion. Someday he hopes to know the real “Theory of Everything.” 

“The Divine Theory of Everything: Book 1 Wanderer” (ISBN 9781605942841, Llumina Press, 2009) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.thedivinetheoryofeverything.com/ .  

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Posted on December 10, 2009, in Fantasy, Featured Authors, Religion, Sci-Fi, Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Robert D. Berger is taking on the battle of creationism vs. natural selection (i.e. evolution) in his new book The Divine Theory of Everything: Book 1 Wanderer and should be applauded for taking on such a daunting subject matter in a fictional setting. By even introducing the subjects of string theory, eleven dimensions and the debate on creationism vs. evolution he will surely draw many to the debate. There is surely no better a time to introduce his discussion than in the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth (February 12, 1809).As an author with my own (nonfiction) Theory of Everything, I concur that creationism and evolution are not mutually exclusive concepts. Our religious texts may be off a few billion years (roughly 13 billion) but this only speaks to the factual nature of the religious texts. The theory of creationism exists well beyond any single religion’s perspective on our origins and, to be compared to an evolutionary model, must go much further beyond scripture references to our earth being 6,000 years old. To truly understand how creationism and evolution can live in harmony we must see directly into the eye of God. Before you can even theorize how the two can live together you must ask the question, "Why would God create a Universe that subsequently evolved?"Berger is exactly right that the lay person is much better equipped than scientists and theologists to answer this question. Both sides are hopelessly cleaving to their single theory of everything and thus unable to see beyond the very ground they are unwilling to give up. Common sense and an aspiration to seek the truth allows the regular Joe to not only take up this question, but so too answer it.I love that Berger is willing to write of parallel universes but so wish that scientists would give up this story of duality. The multiverse may sound more interesting depicted as an alternative reality, but this is such a limiting view of the possibility of other universes. With the diversity of life we find on our own little planet, why do we assume God would only create another universe as a twin of our own?These are immensely satisfying topics rich with opportunity for storytelling. I applaud Berger for engaging the discussion and hope that the subsequent books in the series further this quest. Good luck!Darwin StephensonAuthor of Inspiration Divine ISBN: 0-9799721-0-8PS: The eleven dimensions aren’t beyond our comprehension. Just like the first four, they’re part of the same reality you’ve known since birth. 😉

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