The author's degrees and formal background in the medical sciences, biological sciences, and education certainly qualify him to write on the subjects contained in this book.
Also, his research in theology and astrobiology over the last 45 years have enabled him to express and draw on a wealth of information related to the subjects presented.
His adventuresome travels and explorations during his life are truly first-hand experiences, and his intense studies of world culture have added unbelievable insight to his writings.
His writings are educationally challenging and expressed in a straightforward fashion based on factual and theoretical solutions to the problems which mankind faces on a daily basis. This author is not the type to leave you wondering where he stands on a particular subject, nor is he one to leave you wondering why he believes the way he does.
His statements will cause you to reread and, in some cases, research particular areas of interest, but most of the time you will find the answers to your questions in the very next sentence or chapter.
The author has nothing to prove to himself concerning his beliefs in religion or science since he has reached his conclusions on both subjects and is waiting on additional factual information, which could possibly strengthen or change his beliefs. Obviously, he is open-minded and does base his beliefs on facts, new information, and the world of change, which surround us all.
He will give you facts and information beyond your belief and with an open mind you will soon be able to reach your own conclusions on the particular questions and subjects at hand. He is not trying to make you change your religious beliefs or have you become a scientist, agnostic, or atheist; but you will soon have the necessary information to understand Creation and the existence or non-existence of a Deity. Even if you do not reach your own conclusions, you will be better informed than you were before you read his books.
The author's exposure to life and the world as a child and adult were extremely varied since his family's travels and his exposure to various cultures was continuous.
The author's varied education has given him the knowledge and understanding to deal realistically with many different subjects with an open mind. Opinionated, sometimes you bet, if he has reached a decision based on facts he has studied and researched; however, he is able to change his opinion if new facts warrant change.
Remember and open your mind before you open your mouth. So read and be prepared for some real mental challenges.