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In the 1925 Scopes trial, the American Civil Liberties Union sued to allow the teaching of Darwins theory of evolution in public schools. Seventy-five years later, in Kitzmiller v. Dover, the ACLU sued to prevent the teaching of an alternative to Darwins theory known as "Intelligent Design"and won. Why did the ACLU turn from defending the free-speech rights of Darwinists to silencing their opponents? Jonathan Wells reveals that, for todays Darwinists, there may be no other choice: unable to fend off growing challenges from scientists, or to compete with rival theories better adapted to the latest evidence, Darwinismlike Marxism and Freudianism before itis simply unfit to survive.
Wells begins by explaining the basic tenets of Darwinism, and the evidence both for and against it. He reveals, for instance, that the fossil record, which according to Darwin should be teeming with "transitional" fossils showing the development of one species to the next, so far hasnt produced a single incontestable example. On the other hand, certain well-documented aspects of the fossil recordsuch as the Cambrian explosion, in which innumerable new species suddenly appeared fully formeddirectly contradict Darwins theory. Wells also shows how most of the other "evidence" for evolution including textbook "icons" such as peppered moths, Darwins finches, Haeckels embryos, and the Tree of Lifehas been exaggerated, distorted . . . and even faked.
Wells then turns to the theory of intelligent design (ID), the idea that some features of the natural world, such as the internal machinery of cells, are too "irreducibly complex" to have resulted from unguided natural processes alone. In clear-cut laymans language, he reveals the growing evidence for ID coming out of scientific specialties from microbiology to astrophysics. As Wells explains, religion does play a role in the debate over Darwinthough not in the way evolutionists claim. Wells shows how Darwin reasoned that evolution is true because divine creation "must" be falsea theological assumption oddly out of place in a scientific debate. In other words, Darwinists materialistic, atheistic assumptions rule out any theories but their own, and account for their willingness to explain away the evidenceor lack of it.
Darwin is an emperor who has no clothes but it takes a brave man to say so. Jonathan Wells, a microbiologist with two Ph.D.s (from Berkeley and Yale), is that brave man. Most textbooks on evolution are written by Darwinists with an ideological ax to grind. Brave dissidentsqualified scientistswho try to teach or write about intelligent design are silenced and sent to the academic gulag. But fear not: Jonathan Wells is a liberator. He unmasks the truth about Darwinism why it is wrong and what the real evidence is. He also supplies a revealing list of "Books Youre Not Supposed to Read" (as far as the Darwinists are concerned) and puts at your fingertips all the evidence you need to challenge the most closed-minded Darwinist.
"Intelligent design is based on scientific evidence, not religious belief."
While this book will offer something to those who already agree with its thesis and enjoy saying "Amen" as they read, it will add nothing to science nor the debate.
The author seems to work with a different definition of politically incorrect than me, I would rather file this book under the category of politically *correct*.
Separates fact from fiction in a straightforward and clear way. Supports reason instead of commonly held but completely wrong dogma.Published 4 days ago by Yomin Postelnik
A STRONG WARNING TO ANY CHRISTIAN WHO IS PROUD OF THE NAME OF JESUS!
I suppose this product would be good for someone who just wants to learn about Creation vs. devil-ution. Read more
This isn't at all a scientific/academic analysis of Darwinism. Just unneeded religious reasoning that are in of itself obscure and not completely logical/substantial. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lion_Prophet13
As with all in the Politically Correct series, the writing is at somewhat of a easier level, although there are places where there are technical details present. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Charles J. Petersen
Though Intelligent Design is not my cup of tea when it comes to apologetics argument for the Christian faith nevertheless I read this book in order to stay abreast with... Read morePublished 11 months ago by SLIMJIM
If one were to be politically correct, that is, ideologically sound, one would characterize the debate between Darwinism and intelligent design as between science and the Bible,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Randy A. Stadt
Great book speaking on the flaws of evolution and the pros of intelligent design arguments. Touches on a number of subjects - not just scientific ones but cultural stigmas and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Caroline T.