The book “the little book of Creation” by MD Kjell J. Tveter is endorsed by the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya Dr. William Ruto and Professor Mumo Kisau, Chairman of KAPU

The Deputy President of Kenya Dr. William Ruto, a scientist, writes in his endorsement of the book as follows:

I am very pleased to proffer this endorsement to an eminently important publication. “The little book of Creation” authored by Kjell J. Tveter. Professor Tveter, a Norwegian Professor of Medicine and a believer in Christ, challenges Darwin ́s theory of evolution by presenting scientific arguments that the universe is best explained by intelligent causation. The book debunks the dichotomy evident in scholarship which posits that the acknowledgement of evolution requires one to repudiate the Genesis account of creation. His careful and simplified presentation of scientific basis for intelligent causation allows young learners to interact with scientific knowledge against the firm appreciation that the more we sample nature ́s bounty- from the majestic galaxies to the tiniest microbiological organisms- we come to the irrefutable conclusion that nature is truly God ́s handiwork.

I note that “the little book of Creation” has been approved by KICD as Supplementary material in the teaching of science in our primary and secondary schools. Consequently, I have no doubt that the material contained in the book is scientifically sound and ethically compatible to Kenya ́s social fabric. I therefore strongly endorse this book to our young learners and institutions of learning. I am grateful that this knowledge may be accessible to our children.

Professor Mumo Kisau write in his endorsement as follows;

For more than 2000 years, most of the thinkers in the field of science – from Plato to Newton – claimed that the material world was a manifestation of design by a creative intelligence or God. But, about 150 years ago, many scientists began to renounce this notion. The worldview Naturalism is today the prevailing view on science, having the Theory of evolution as its view on life and biology. Naturalism claims that nature itself is able to explain our entire reality. This means that an intelligent cause in nature is rejected. Modern science therefore refuses that God is active in our physical reality.

Naturalism is based on chance effects, and has only two causal mechanisms: Random reactions taking place between the energy and the matter of the cosmos, and these reactions have to follow the laws of nature.  That means that Naturalism in an abbreviated form only relies on Chance and Necessity. The laws of nature are not able to create anything new. Natural laws do not have any innovative power, they only describe what already exists. Accordingly, chance reactions are given the capacity to explain our entire reality.

The causal mechanisms for evolution are Natural selection and Mutations. “The Little Book of Creation” shows that Natural selection secures the survival of the most fitted, with no recognizable capacity to create new animal forms. Likewise, this book refutes that changes in the hereditary material in the form of random mutations are able to create new life.

Since there are two existing theories on life and biology, the pupils and students have to be presented both theories. A major aim of education is to help the pupils to learn to practice critical thinking. Critical thinking means to choose between various possibilities and alternatives. If there exist more theories for a specific subject and only one is presented, then the pupils are in fact indoctrinated and not educated.

I therefore endorse this “The Little Book of Creation” to be used in schools (both public and private) in Kenya.  I am very pleased to know that the book now is approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). This book presents the major reasons for Intelligent Design, a theory that the youth of Kenya in my opinion ought to have qualified information as well as knowledge about.