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Publisher Description

The latest and most bitterly contested battle in the culture war is the controversy over Darwin and intelligent design. But much of what you've heard about it is wrong. Jonathan Wells, a battle-hardened veteran with doctorates in biology and theology, sets the record straight.

In clear, non-technical language, he explains who is fighting whom, the root of the conflict, and the evidence for and against Darwinism and intelligent design. He also explains what is ultimately at stake for liberals and conservatives, Christians and non-Christians, educators, policymakers, and scientists.

A Blackstone Audio production.

Science & Nature
Tom Weiner
hr min
December 31
Blackstone Audio

Customer Reviews

orchidguy ,

yes, textbooks are out of date but not evolution

The author does not have a good grasp of modern evolutionary theory. Saying that school text books are misleading fails to grasp no test book fully correct and a lot are out of date- OUT OF DATE- being the point. This is nothing but propaganda for the intelligent designers. Evolution is complex in its details but it happens all around us. Look up -why the sky is blue- its a complex answer needing a lot of education to understand it but the sky is still blue; education is needed to understand the details of evolution but we see it all the time.
The line above -dogmatic promoters of Darwinian evolution- tells you the author has mistaken science for religion, dogmatic = not questioned; thats not science. And Darwinian evolution -is a historical idea; we are far far beyond a 1860 view of evolution.

BandrewD ,

Harckel's lie.

As a biology student in high school I've never seen the Haeckel's drawings of embryology in any of my textbooks. I've also looked at past bio textbooks and I can't find them. I've also read dawkins,and other contemporaries on evolution and they all say that no good science book will reference Haeckel's drawings because "haeckel's drawings are a lie".... So to say harckel's drawings is a Lue evolutionists are using is a strawman,and misrepresents the evolutionist's point of view and modern sciences view on the matter. In sum this book will be riddled with strawmen and other logical fallacies and scientific malpractice.

P.S. The Social Darwinism practiced by hitler is against the whole concept of evolution in nature since anybody with a little knowledge of bioevolution will know that bio diversity is a sign of a healthy environment.

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