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Doctor E. Stan Lennard is a retired general surgeon and certified Christian apologist.  His Doctor of Medicine degree was awarded at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1968, and he received a Doctor of Science in Surgery degree through the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, defending his thesis in 1976.  The first half of his career was at the University of Washington in Seattle where he completed his Chief Surgical Residency in 1977 and joined the fulltime academic faculty with a subspecialty in surgical infectious disease. He entered fulltime private practice at Evergreen Healthcare in Kirkland, Washington in 1987 and retired from clinical practice in 2001.  Since his retirement, he has continued his affiliation since 1987 with the international, interdenominational Reasons To Believe ministry.  He served on the Board of Directors for four and a half years, for four serving as its Chairman. For eleven years, he served as an online instructor with Reasons Institute, the educational arm of the ministry, while conducting research that has extended over 18 years. Articles from his research have been posted on the ministry’s website, and this book summarizes his research findings.  Now fully retired he will resume his lifelong hobby of art, now focusing on oil painting. He is married with two grown children.