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Likewise, flinging ignorant aspersions against Evolutionary Theory doesn't make one an evolutionary biologist.
This book does about as good a job as one could ever (objectively) do to clear up some misunderstandings that both sides have in regards to the other.
An easy evening read, without the tension and debate that often accompanies works that will challenge people's viewpoints.
Delvin Lee Ratzsch would have his readers believe that in the Creation-vs.-Evolution controversy, the two sides have reached a stalemate owing to a colossal ignoratio elenchi:... Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by V
I recently finished reading Del Ratzsch's book THE BATTLE OF BEGINNINGS and enjoyed it immensely. So why the irritation on my part referred to in this review's title? Read morePublished on January 2, 2009 by Jonathan Hopkins
What arrogance. He speaks for the whole world huh? So no one is becoming a Christian anymore lol? What an absurd book. Read morePublished on July 29, 2007 by Daniel Night
In the years since this excellent volume was published, the political strategies and tactics surrounding the topic have changed, and the subtitle may now communicate something not... Read morePublished on June 8, 2006 by Andrew L. Wetzel
I once had a girlfriend that said: "There is no balance; there are choices and consequences". When it comes to belief that is always the case. Read morePublished on September 15, 2004 by Ramirez
First of all this book does not really add anything to the "debate", worse yet one of it's writers is a theistic evolutioist, an oxymoron in principle and practice if... Read morePublished on July 7, 2004 by Mordy
The author examines the history and current state of both theories. He then goes on to discuss common misunderstandings between proponents of both theories. Read morePublished on February 26, 2003 by Andrew C. Anderson III
In "Battle of Beginnings" Ratzsch gives interesting perspectives into various scientific, philosophical and religious ideas involving creationism and evolution. Read morePublished on August 28, 2001 by Robert W. Burns III
Everyone knows that creationists have a starting bias with which they use to interpret scientific data, but people mistakenly seem to think that evolutionists are somehow more... Read morePublished on June 14, 2001