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At the end of this month, my long-awaited evolution book is going on sale. It's now available for pre-order at Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/Gods-Word-Human…

Several paleontologists and science educators have offered to write advance reviews of the book, using pre-publication copies. But the review I'm most looking forward to reading is the one from Marcus Ross, a creationist paleontologist who's planning to review it in the Journal of Creation. Almost all pro-evolution books are eventually reviewed in that journal, but Mr. Ross is one of the few professional creationists whom I think I can trust to review the book fairly. However, having it reviewed there also means that I'm inevitably going to be subject to a lot of attention from creationists in the near future.

Creation Ministries International, the organization that publishes the Journal of Creation, has a history of conducting extensive opposition about some of their opponents. The main thing they look for is evidence of what they call "atheistic bias", which is an effective way to dissuade their (mostly Christian) readership from listening to a person. Their readership has a lot of overlap with my book's intended audience, so I need to do everything I can to make sure they can't accomplish that in my own case. In preparation for having this research done about myself, it's necessary for me to think carefully about what submissions I should have in my gallery here, and make sure it doesn't include anything creationists could easily use to attack me in this area.

I regret having to do this, but I can't allow any of my online accounts to come in the way of the book's success. The amount of time and work I've put into this book is at least an order of magnitude greater than for any other thing I've ever created, and if the only way to ensure its success required me to delete my entire gallery here, I'd do it.

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Jonathan Kane
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Current Residence: Mars
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock
Favourite cartoon character: Wario, Cranky Kong, Chrono Trigger's Magus
Personal Quote: "God is not afraid of the data." --Glenn Morton
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V-engefulN-emesis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
A Link to the Past much?
The dark wizard writes and draws
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ader-x Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Agahnim, it seems you faked your death and decided to escape and time-travel between Mesozoic Era and today, safe from that Hyrulean brat. In order to complete that process, avoid a certain future Epona, accept my Llama, and everything will be alright!
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Oh and a warning, if your royal wizardness is scared of strong women then make sure to never ever visit my castle in the DA kingdom :D
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DemitriVladMaximov Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am so glad I took a look at your gallery and I understand exactly how you felt going through school. Although I was never punched or harassed for my beliefs I always felt alone since there was an artificial conflict between God and evolution and because of my belief in God I was worried that my greatest love (the study of dinosaurs) was going to condemn me because I allowed myself to be swayed out of ignorance. I salute you for having the courage to rise to your feet and hold true to what you knew was true. I hope that we can be friends and that you will perhaps read my paper if you have time.
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Agahnim Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Thanks. What do you mean by "read your paper", though? Is there a specific submission in your gallery you'd like me to look at?
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DemitriVladMaximov Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually it's a journal of mine intitled "God and evolution". It's also in the group we are both part of about theistic evolution.
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Agahnim Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
So you're going with a "day = age" reading of Genesis 1? That's pretty similar to what I believed for most of the time that I was a Christian theistic evolutionist. I'm no longer certain that's the best way to resolve the conflict between paleontology and the Bible, but I also think that the details of how one goes about resolving it aren't extremely important.

Even though I think I have a pretty good understanding of Christian theology, now that I'm not a Christian anymore I don't care all that much about how consistent other people's theology is. The only thing that really matters to me nowadays is that people be willing to alter their interpretation of the Bible on the basis of physical evidence, and more specifically to find a way to interpret Genesis that's consistent with what we know about natural history. I can see you've done that, so as long as you're comfortable with this reading of Genesis from a theological perspective, it shouldn't be my place to critique that aspect of it.
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FatCaiman Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was never watching you on here? Strange. But I've remedied that now. =P I'll read your story soon. :D
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Agahnim Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks for adding me back.

By the way, are you intending to register at some point at the Hell Creek forum? You told Ferahgo a while ago that you were interested in joining that forum, but as far as I can tell you haven’t yet. There’s currently a poll open about whether or not to create an RPG there, so if you’re intending to join and you have an opinion about that, you might want to join before the poll closes.
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FatCaiman Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I will. Thank you for the reminder. However, I probably won't have time to actually register and look around until after final exams, which for me end on the 15th. Sorry for the delay, I've also forgotten about it which explains why I didn't register earlier, when I had time...
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khirainshambles Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I appreciate the watch-back.
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