How Religion and Science Correlate on the Origins of Man
Why the Universe Bothers to Exist offers a striking breakthrough in the origins controversy, wherein the debate is now resolved. This profound book was written by David V. McCorkle, Ph.D.
Adam and Eve became the first fully sentient humans upon their eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden. Upon their disobedience, the “fall” results as God had warned. Their souls are banished to Homo sapiens recipients, prepared by God through His control of natural process on planet Earth, within the entropic earth brane of Steinhardt and Turok’s ekpyrotic universe, and in accordance with the “Jonah Principle.”
The preparation of the earthly recipients of Adam and Eve involved the speciation of Homo sapiens from H. rhodesiensis in Africa, and the eventual isolation of a small remnant population, likely near Pinnacle Point on Africa’s south coast. Here, through econiche shifting and concomitant chronological modification, H. sapiens is adequately “prepared” for this role.
Adam and Eve were the first humans to use clothing (animal skins “provided by God”), thus instigating what may be termed “socionics.” Thereafter, their “sons marry the daughters” of the remaining H. sapiens population from which all subsequent humans derive, thus passing on mature sentience that allows free will, but of a fallen nature.
The age of the Genesis text is well attested to by its similarities to other ancient documents. It provides no evidence of an ancient understanding of cosmology as we now know. How then can the meanings implied in its authors’ “unwitting allegory” be so concordant with modern science, if not by inspiration from omniscient God?
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This book proposes answers to many other questions that theists have long pondered. What happened to the Garden of Eden? Why will a new heaven eventually be needed? How do new species of organisms originate?
All this and more thought-provoking issues are presented with the intent of resolving the origins controversy, but also for planting ideas needing further consideration in biblical context.
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Review by Charles Asher
August 11, 2015
The secularization of science over the last two centuries, coupled with a growing reliance in the theological community on grammatical hermeneutics, has damaged both ontological branches schismatically— one wholly denying the mere possibility of theistic determinism, while the other fails to see the compatibility between contemporary cosmology and the evident sensus plenior found in biblical texts. But Dr. David V. McCorkle, through rigorous exegesis and scientific research, has managed to heal this divide by employing astrophysics and bio-epistemology to prove theistic propositions garnered from scripture. Complex, nuanced, and wholly persuasive, Dr. McCorkle’s groundbreaking treatise— Why the Universe Bothers to Exist— offers a new and compelling set of theories for everything from ekpyrotics to the Book of Genesis.
At the center of this work lies the essential question of causality— the dialectic between natural law and consequence— the debate between an a priori syntax to phenomena and the artifice of method as a mean to impose a man-made order onto the universe. For Dr. McCorkle, this causality comes down to theistic determinism— an understanding of God’s will as natural law, the consequence preceding the method in that the divinely constructed outcomes in fact created the very process which gave them their phenomenal manifestations. Therefore, the Tree of Knowledge can be seen as the foundation for cognitive development and the subsequent phylogenetic progress of the species; the astrophysical imperatives for the hypothesized ekpyrotic universe can be read in Colossians; and all other such intersections of science and faith can find substantive cohesion through Dr. McCorkle’s innovative and radically modern theories.
Essential reading for both skeptical pragmatists and theologians alike, Why the Universe bothers to Exist is a true monolith of revelatory exegesis that is guaranteed to captivate an audience of any philosophical persuasion. I cannot recommend this book more highly.