Why Darwin Matters, Michael Shermer, the best-selling author of
Why People Believe Weird Things, the publisher of
Skeptic magazine, and a monthly columnist for
Scientific American, decodes the facts of evolution and shows how natural selection achieves the elegant design of life.
Shermer, once an evangelical Christian and a creationist, argues that Intelligent Design proponents invoke a combination of ad science, political antipathy, and flawed theology in their new brand of creationism. He refutes their pseudoscientific arguments and then demonstrates why conservatives and people of faith can and should embrace evolution. Why Darwin Matters is an incisive examination of what is at stake in the debate over evolution.
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Dr. Shermer gives a great deal of scientific information ( facts) as well as his very educated opinion. This is a great place to start for anyone confused about evolution and ID. His reading of his work is very easy to listen to and absorb.
Not an argument from intelligent design morons
This book is NOT about Intelligent Design. It mentions it and dismisses the idea and Michael Shermer is in NO WAY an advocate for ID. The previous reviewer is either confusing this with something else or just didn't read the book or even the summary Itunes provides of the book. What an utterly embarrassing mistake.