REVIEW MATERIALS The Tree of Life and The Origin
of The Species. (Published 2000, now superceded by internet publications.)
Pastor Ian Jack, Gladstone, Qld, Australia.
"This book is a classic . As a pastor/youth worker/religious
educator for more than 33 years, I commend both the book and its concepts
Mr. Thomas Robertson, Toowoomba, Australia.
"As a former teacher-librarian I would recommend that this book be
placed on library shelves and that schools look at the text . I
found this work to be thought-provoking. To a layman, his account of creation
is biblically correct, and he has been able to sort out many of the problems
I have encountered in studying this part of Scripture. By suggesting that
a species can exist before it grows because it is a bundle of information,
Heywood opens up a whole new perspective on some puzzling issues in this
There were many areas I found challenging and interesting. Some were his
explanation of how the moon came into existence; and the process by which
carbon was laid down in the earth and today is being released.
Heywood makes the relevant point that God was, and still is, intimately
involved in his creation. He is intimately involved with each one of us,
and gives us a reason and purpose for living. This needs to be widely
taught in our schools, churches and families."
Mr. Darryl Stringer, B. Sc., The Queensland Baptist.
"Although there is a great deal of science included within the pages
of this book, the reader does not need to have a broad understanding of
science, for Heywood has done an excellent job of simplifying the complex
so that everyone can understand the various ideas . . His
goal is not to promote himself or his theory, but to see God glorified.
For that he is to be congratulated."
PHILIP BRUCE HEYWOOD (b.1953).
.claims to be distinguished only as the most consummate of all fools
and the chief of sinful men. He barely qualified for the University of
Queensland, attending a Geology Department recently vacated by the world-respected
Hill. With some difficulty, both on his own part and on that of the staff,
he procured a B. Sc.(hons), under the dedicated tutorship of a staff that
accepted evolution, but did not subscribe to Evolutionism, the personal
philosophy. Some of the staff had once enjoyed personal contact with the
"old school" of science pioneers, and possessed something of
the aura of the great Seekers of truth. The author worked as a geologist,
with a few completely obscure publications to his name. His calling lay
firstly with farming/grazing.
Whilst caring for land under that remarkable evolution (unfolding) of
a series of natural near-disasters - the Australian climate - he indulged
in a minor, origins-related, educational project. Knowing that confusion
reigned in these matters, and knowing little else, he asked for Higher
revelation, to enable the project to proceed. The outcome begins to be
tabulated herewith. Although all but disinterested in the topic, he saw
a potential benefit in presenting some of these remarkable developments
to the public.
For him, it has been a privilege to expound these truths. It is gratifying,
after having set the story in print, to discover that the pioneering anatomists,
especially Cuvier and Owen - of whom the author was in blissful ignorance
- came to similar or identical conclusions, with much less information,
almost 200 years ago. They could not proceed in these matters, lacking
It is humbling to think that even minor truths, such as these, are entrusted
ABOUT The Tree of Life and the Origin of the Species.
Excerpt from opening paragraph:
Does this book contain the only existing documentation of, amongst other
things, the step-by-step account, in Genesis, of an expanding universe?
Is it the world's only existing documentation of the unfolding of the
species employing a real, observable mechanism - a mechanism analogous
to tree growth, as the Scriptures show?
Does The Tree of Life and the Origin of the Species document not
only the unfolding of (pre-existing) life as scientists now know it must
have happened, but also the intelligent assembling of our solar system,
a problem which has baffled astronomers?
Does it contain the world's first comprehensive confirmation of the moon-capture
theory, identifying for the first time the likely source and travels of
Is it the only existing commentary showing how the birds were created
with the sea-creatures, but first appeared with the land-creatures?
And we are not yet past verse 20, with the briefest possible overview!