Telling Lies For God

Ian Plimmer; Random House Australia

Reviewed by Ivan Frost in Sea of Faith (NZ) Newsletter 23, October 1997

"Ian Plimmer is currently at the University of Melbourne and has long been writing and speaking on the subject of 'creation science'. Telling Lies for God is a powerful and controversial analysis of creationism. Ian Plimmer examines in detail the arguments of the creationists, and drwas on his own scientific background and the expertise of many of his academic peers to refute them point by point -- there are nine pages ofreferences. He details the implications of treating the Old Testament as a scientific text and takes an equally searching look at the material used to back up the more unusual statements made by some of the creationists here and overseas."