Design. Catastrophe. Two simple but very strong words. In this unique book; 51 professional scientists; men and women of faith from a wide range of disciplines; provide short essays in their respective areas of expertise demonstrating some aspect of the design:catastrophe paradigm. Though written by experts; the essays are easily accessible to non-specialists; making this book extremely useful in the college and seminary classroom; and for the life-long learner. Design and Catastrophe does not attempt to prove the veracity of the biblical account of origins and a global Flood as recorded in the book of Genesis. Rather; in these 51 essays; it richly samples the overwhelming evidence of design and catastrophe in the world around us. In so doing; it invites us to look to the Scriptures for an explanation that provides meaning and purpose for our lives and what we discover in nature.