Writing non-fiction for teens and adults, author Daniel Friedmann carefully examines the relationship between scientific theory and biblical teachings in his debut The Genesis One Code: Calculations Demonstrate a Clear Alignment Between the Times of Key Events Described in the Creation Narrative in the Book of Genesis from Scientific Theory and Observation. Friedmann is the CEO of Canada’s leading aerospace company. “It’s not the end of the world that fascinates me, it’s the beginning,” he shared.
Friedmann’s secular education is in the sciences with a specialization on physics and electrical engineering. His religious education was pretty elementary until about 12 years ago when he started attending regular studies. This led to the creation of his first book, previewed in the National Post and The Wall Street Journal.
“For much of my life,” Friedmann says. “I have searched for an explanation of our origins in both science and religion texts. When I discovered that the two explanations could be reconciled into one I decided to share the result in a book.”
Friedmann explains that the book is organized to take in the physical dynamics of the universe as it transitions all the way to the creation of human kind. He carefully picked points to compare. “ The order of the book was natural–I started at the beginning of time and then moved forward chronologically. The great news is the chronology of [the biblical book of] Genesis and science agree for almost everything so it was straight forward to compare everything. The points of comparison focused on the events described in Genesis. Although science has a more detailed chronology Genesis contains the key highlights.”
Like many authors, getting published is not always easy. Friedmann said “Initially I searched for publishers that I thought would be interested in this topic and wrote individual letters to them–this was a slow process and produced no results. Then I found an online service to blast an email to 250 publishers that yielded interest from 20 or so, and finally 3 publishers and one agent were willing to go ahead with the book.”
Friedmann shares that when researching material for the content of the book he learned many things he did not know before. “On the science front, as I updated myself, I found that despite tremendous advances in science, some key fundamentals remained unanswered as they were when I went to school 30 years ago. This reinvigorated me to search further for answers in religion. On the Kabbalah side,” he continues, “I found that the amount of available material is amazing, rivaling science in depth, which is something I had not appreciated before. I also found that there were answers to all kinds of science topics that I had not expected.
“Most of all,” Friedmann adds, “I found a pretty exact correspondence between the Genesis account of the development of the universe and the appearance of life on Earth (as interpreted with the help of other Jewish sources hundreds of years old) and the scientific account of the same events (as developed in the past 50 years or so). It’s enough to give you goose bumps.”
Daniel Friedmann also shares his hopes that further work inspired by The Genesis One Code will be accomplished by others reading his book. “I hope we will come closer to ending the 200-year origins debate and enter into more cooperation between scientists and theologians, to lead to a better and better understanding of our origins.”
Daniel’s book definitely leave science and religious enthusiasts wanting to know more.