By Simonbook - 20 Feb 2015 in
As a prelude to the book the author states that he had an idea for a book, then wrote it in reverse to see where it went, which works. Without keeping this concept in mind, this book might cause argumentative thoughts for an atheist. Regardless, it certainly is an interesting concept.
Thomas Jericho, a paleontologist working at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, makes the first human-to-alien contact when a spider-like alien arrives on Earth to investigate Earth's evolutionary history. The alien, Hollus, has come to Earth to gain access to the museum's large collection of fossils, and to study accumulated human knowledge in order to gather evidence of the existence of God. It seems that Earth and Hollus' home planet, and the home planet of another alien species traveling with Hollus, all experienced the same five cataclysmic events at roughly the same time. Hollus believes that the universe was created by a god, to provide a place where life could develop and evolve.
Thomas Jericho is an atheist who provides a balance to the philosophical discussion regarding the existence of gods.