Bones of Contention by Marvin L. Lubenow, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Bones of Contention, Revised and Updated Edition by: Marvin L. Lubenow in the areas of creationism and evolutionism, Professor Marvin Lubenow seeks. Denise said: Instead of this nonsense, I recommend Bones of Contention: Bones of Contention was written by Marvin L. Lubenow, a (now retired) professor of.

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Bones of Contention by Marvin L. This is the most complete and accurate critique of the fossils of the so-called ‘ape men. The last chapter, repudiating the compromising views of many modern evangelicals on this subject, is illuminating.

Lubenow has made an invaluable contribution to scientific biblical creationism. Paperbackpages. Published December 1st by Baker Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bones of Contentionplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. Jul 23, Denise rated it did not like it Shelves: Instead of this nonsense, I recommend Bones of Contention: Sep 30, Yibbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even some Christians embrace this myth. It may be possible to study the world and life without considering origins, but it is not natural to study the world and life without considering origins. God himself has decided that the question of origins is important Gen.

In reality, the question of origins has a direct bearing on our nature, our destiny, our concept of God, and our philosophy of life. It is without question one of the most ljbenow matters an individual must face. It is the difference between zero and infinity. He does not accept the evolutionary age for the fossils discussed, but for the purpose of this book, he discussed them as if they are valid.

He is trying to demonstrate that, within the evolutionary worldview, the dates ascribed to different fossils have created chaos in the evolutionary timeline. He wants us to see that despite the dogmatic and united theories presented to the public in museums and on television there is a great deal of debate among mmarvin about the dating and classification of hominid human, or pre-human fossils. In the first section of this book, he tells us about the debate that has raged, somewhat behind the scenes, since many of them were discovered.

He details the debate over the lubenpw, classification, and dating of numerous fossils. That makes the beginning chapters a little technical, but he does a good job of defining lubbenow explaining the terms and processes in an understandable manner.

The last chapters are a discussion of the philosophical, moral, and theological implications of the Creation vs. By necessity, they cover a broader range of subjects. For example, chapter 17 shows us how the cultural shift from a Creation based philosophy to an Evolution-based one has had implications for medicine, family, and life itself. Then chapter 18 shows us how an evolutionary cosmology view of the origins of the cosmos has hampered the interpretation of astronomical data.

That was well documented not just by Recent Creationist but also in Evolutionist literature. Chapter 19 does not deal directly with the science or philosophy of marvun paleontology.

It is a side note about the history of the writing and inspiration of Genesis. He shows how even our assumptions of the literary abilities of ancient man has been affected by the evolutionary view of history. Without undermining the inspiration and authority of the Bible, he tells us how there may be evidence that Moses compiled Genesis from written records left by Adam, Abraham, and Joseph.


Thereby removing the uncertainty of oral traditions from its transmission. This is one of the longest chapters in the book. Here he directly addresses the theologians who attempt to creatively interpret Genesis to include enough time to accommodate current evolutionary theories. He demonstrates the unnecessary contradictions and complications their insistence on the compromise creates.

He concluded that section with this quote. The biblical doctrine of creation with all of its implications is ours to accept or reject. It is not ours to change. He chose this one because it admirably demonstrates the convoluted massaging of data that is required to maintain the current view of human history. There are some technical details about various dating methods, but again Lubenow makes it clear and simple to understand. I would recommend this book to everyone especially to anyone interested in ancient human fossils.

Feb 06, Robert Jacoby rated it it was amazing. The full title of this book is Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils. Lubenow, states that he is a Young Earth Creationist. So that is his starting point.

I’ll say “me too” and also state that my interests have ranged widely for many years across many subjects, including theology, philosophy, ethics, history, physics, archaeology, cosmology, and sacred te “How you hold it depends on your preconceptions.

I’ll say “me too” and also state that my interests have ranged widely for many years across many subjects, including theology, philosophy, ethics, history, physics, archaeology, cosmology, and sacred text studies, among many others. I’ve watched debates and lectures from the likes of William Lane Craig and Gary Habermas if you’re interested, google either name or visit The Veritas Forum websiteand I have subscriptions to multiple creation science journals and regularly visit websites such as Evolution News and Views, Creation-Evolution Headlines, Science Daily, and Creation Ministries, which is doing superb work in astronomy, biology, history, paleontology, and social and ethical issues.

It’s important for you to know my background because it provides context for my review of Bones of Contention, which I read in its first edition many years ago but am only getting around to now reviewing in its second and revised edition. Generally, I found this book to be well referenced. Lubenow does an admirable job of quoting peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and books.

He provides an excellent and thorough introduction to the history of the field of the study of human fossils paleoanthropologymaking it easily understandable for the layman. As I say, Lubenow is a young earth creationist, but he wisely keeps his focus on the topics at hand and only occasionally brings in his spiritual beliefs.

The first two sections of the book introduce us to the science of studying human fossils, how it developed, major influences and discoveries, and so on. Lubenow covers much ground, moving up through time and up through the evolutionary chain to Homo sapiens.

Here Lubenow exposes the false claim of the “human parade”, the very familiar graphic showing chimps on the far left progressing to the right with more upright figures until modern man appears on the far right.

This human evolution parade is a scientific fraud, a “fiction” p. The middle sections of the book sections 3 through 5 delve deeply into specific aspects of human fossils in the record. He looks at evolution’s racist past; how the fossil evidence actually disputes the mush-heralded Out of Africa model of human evolution; and explores new thinking on Neanderthals for example, unique features of Neanderthal morphology may be attributable to poor nutrition, rickets, and congenital syphilis.


Lubenow makes the claim that Neanderthals were fully human, as evidenced by their culture, one aspect of many being their burial practices. Lubenow provides some very interesting textual analysis from Genesis and the use of caves for burial p.

Section 6 covers specifics of dating methods. The section is only 20 pages long and covers some specifics of radiocarbon dating and other dating methods. Lubenow also provides some details of the RATE Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth study group–a collection of young earth creation scientists who studied various issues in geology, physics, geophysics, and astrophysics–and their findings.

For those who have an interest in current dating methods, and how unreliable they are, look online for articles about recent discoveries of soft-tissue [yes, soft tissue! Section 7 ends the book. Here Lubenow provides an excellent chapter on how to understand the written accounts in Genesis as being nones, historical accounts. He provides sourced evidence from Kubenow,and Harrison, to suggest that clay tablets were used by our ancestors to record their history: There is also a well-referenced chapter on reality vs.

He quotes evolutionist Meave Fontention Finally, Lubenow provides details on the discovery of the Laetoli footprints, a series of hominid footprints found lf Tanzania dated to 3. This is more evidence for the circular reasoning of the evolutionist. Lubenow relates another story on the dating of a skull 1. Science writer Roger Lewin, associated with Richard Leakey on several projects, is quoted as writing that: In other words, the evolutionist holds the bones according to what he wants it to be.

I o recommend this book to interested, studious, and open-minded readers. It will provide a solid overview for your understanding of the field of paleoanthropology, how the study of human fossils bknes developed over time, and how scientists think and write about human origins.

I guarantee you will be surprised by what you read.

Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of the Human Fossils by Marvin L. Lubenow

But if you approach this excellent work with an open mind, and leave your preconceptions at the door, you’ll be rewarded with what the bones and artifacts can tell us. Sep 30, J. A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils revised and updated ed. Bones of Contention was written by Marvin L.

Byhe had spent over forty years researching and studying in the field of bonnes, often defending creationism from a young earth perspective through oral and literary mediums. Any variation found marvjn the fossil record is bonew to deformity, disease or fossilization process.

The book is organized into seven sections. The first two sections focus on the lack of rigorous scientific standards in the fields of paleoanthropology and evolution. He believes that the hominid fossil record is comprised solely of modern humans i.

For example, many people assume that the hominid fossil record is large, well documented and well researched. Lubenow sets the record straight on this account when he explains that the hominid fossil record mostly consists of small bone fragments which are lkbenow locked in vaults, inaccessible to outside study or evaluation.