Reviews of Cosmology on Trial

Reviewed by: Amazon Customer "johnmgunn"

I taught 4-6th grade science for some years in private school. At the beginning of the text there was always a disclaimer in small print: "Some of the subject matter in this book is presented as theory and not fact." Nothing clearly indicated the imaginative nature of the theories I was introducing to my students but the small disclaimer.

When I saw my very young students, who had faith in me, accept the teaching as fact because there were no alternative theories to offer them I felt disturbed. At an age where they are very keen to know the truths about life, I sometimes felt like a puppet strung up for them by the suppressing forces of the dark age of modern science.

I was well entertained by Mr St Claire's rendering of a fierce courtroom battle with modern cosmology. It is both a delight to read and an out of the box education you can really chew on. He states, "The general public likes stories, with long brush strokes and bold figures." so whether it's Eve eating the forbidden apple or a gallery of unknown random chemicals exploding with a bang, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

And I'd really have to say a creator of any status deserves more credit than a wimp who shows up with molecules for show and tell.

Reviewed by: Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja dasa)

I am no scientist, but even I can see the amount of sustained research that went into the writing of this book -- and the truths that lie at its heart. Most of it is common sense and, given the findings unearthed by St. Clair, one would be hard-pressed to debate with him, or to find error in his conclusions. In the course of his dissertation, he takes on much of modern science and its concomitant contemporary atheism, showing where they are right, but, more importantly, where they are wrong. His approach is balanced, enabling the attentive reader to walk away with a true education. I learned a lot from reading this book. I'm sure you will, too.

Reviewed by: Priyavrata das

It is refreshing to see someone boldly challenge the commonly accepted HIS-story of the universe presented by scientist. The truth is, even scientist don't know for sure if their assumption and calculations are correct, but they are given positions of unquestionable righteousness and wisdom by the general public who are often too confused or too lazy to challenge them.

Well not so for Pierre St. Clair. Practically every day, new scientific discoveries are changing the landscape of what we know for sure to be true, begging the question: do we really know for sure? This universe is extremely complex and vast and trying to understand it akin to an ant trying to understand politics. It is ludicrous, but to be fair, at least the scientist are trying.

The sad part though is that, in their boldness to seek answers to the mysteries of this world, they foolishly and sometimes rudely shut out any non-emprical explanation, and therein lies the crux of the problem. This universe is beyond the comprehension of our limited senses and the limitations of the machines we have created to enhance our understanding. The universe quite frankly is impossible to understand, so what St. Clair seeks to do is to hold the scientific community accountable for their speculative assumptions and to inspire one and all to reconsider that the God paradigm also deserves just as much credence. I encourage any open-minded, thoughtful person to read this book, but really the people that really need to read it are the close-minded fanatics of empirical science.

Reviewed by: Christiane Carrillo

A well-researched, amusing to read book, yet a profound eye-opener of some fallacies taught in our school system as “science.”
Previous to reading Cosmology on Trial my knowledge of the subject of creation was a blind belief in the Big Bang theory. After reading this book I’m able to say I received a true education that reveals inconsistencies of the “scientific version” presented as fact.
I liked that the author did not try to make his realizations a conspiracy theory but presented the manipulation of data for what it is–pressure in the scientific community to keep the status quo and invalidate traditional creation stories.
If the book encourages something it is to think critically. If someone like me, who had no previous knowledge of redshift, string theory, M-theory, general relativity, etc, can understand the book, so can you! It’s entertaining, educational, and a constructive critique of cosmology that will hopefully wake the public from their slumber.