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The Rocks Don't Lie

Narrated by: Gary Telles
Categories: Non-fiction, Environment
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Summary

How the mystery of the Bible's greatest story shaped geology: a MacArthur Fellow presents a surprising perspective on Noah's Flood.

In Tibet, geologist David R. Montgomery heard a local story about a great flood that bore a striking similarity to Noah’s Flood. Intrigued, Montgomery began investigating theworld’s flood stories and - drawing from historic works by theologians, natural philosophers, and scientists - discovered the counterintuitive role Noah’s Flood played in the development of both geology and creationism. Steno, the grandfather of geology, even invoked the Flood in laying geology’s foundingprinciples based on his observations of northern Italian landscapes. Centuries later, the founders of modern creationism based their irrational view of a global flood on a perceptive critique of geology.

With an explorer’s eye and a refreshing approach to both faith and science, Montgomery takes readers on a journey across landscapes and cultures. In the process we discover the illusive nature of truth, whether viewed through the lens of science or religion, andh ow it changed through history and continues changing, even today.

©2012 David R. Montgomery (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Male Perspective on 01-12-13

Very Educational

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I really enjoyed this book. I have never believed in the Noah's ark fable, I have read of this tale being told in many different cultures throughout history. One would assume that ancient people could have only described floods at a level of their current understanding of the world. A god being the default filler of explanation. One would also assume that stories passed along through the generations would be embellished. I am amazed that modern people continue to believe in fables when our current understanding of world answers many of the questions with rock solid evidence. Facts ignored are still facts.

This book takes the reader around the world examining ancient floods, provides supporting evidence of how life has evolved, how continents, mountains and land formation have been created...showing that the rocks don't lie.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Rebekah on 24-02-16

narrator ruined it for me

I will read the book. the audio was too distracting to be able to go beyond the first few chapters.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By "josiahhanson" on 25-08-19

absolutely awesome

I loved this from start to finish. yay science. will listen to it over and over.

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5 out of 5 stars
By vidar lystad johansen on 20-11-18

Fantastic!

The most entertaining geology and history of geology book i have ever read. Well written
and well performed. Highly recomended

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1 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrey Webb on 13-09-17

Certainly has an axe to grind

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Rabid anti-Creationists

Has The Rocks Don't Lie turned you off from other books in this genre?

yes

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

What character would you cut from The Rocks Don't Lie?

the Author

Any additional comments?

hoped for an unbiased and interesting read- was highly disappointed- not only does the author have an obvious axe to grind, but he grinds it and grinds it to the point that the book became tiresome very quickly.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-08-13

Religion drives science which drives religion

What did you love best about The Rocks Don't Lie?

It made me aware of the extent to which the religious beliefs of the day influenced scientific interpretations.

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It could have used a better editor and tightened up the narrative. At times it just went on and on. Overall, though, a very thought-provoking narrative.

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Robert on 06-11-13

DRY DRY DRY!!!

Would you try another book from David R. Montgomery and/or Gary Telles?

No. Narration is terrible and content is way toooooooo dry

What was most disappointing about David R. Montgomery’s story?

The Story, What Story?

What didn’t you like about Gary Telles’s performance?

Just too professorial. No intonation in his voice. Like listening to a dull lecture

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Rocks Don't Lie?

Just would not have even started it. I did not finish it.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money unless sleeping pills are not available

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0 of 4 people found this review helpful