Worst Books of 2007

A Listmania! list by John Kwok (New York, NY USA)
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The list author says: "None of these books are worth the paper being wasted to publish them. They were all written by senior fellows of the "conservative" think tank known as the Discovery Institute or their friends or both. Regrettably, they are replete with what I would describe as mendacious intellectual pornography (Eminent philosopher of science Philip Kitcher regards Intelligent Design somewhat more charitably as "dead science". However, American Museum of Natural History anthropologist and author Richard Milner agrees with me that Intelligent Design ought to be regarded as mendacious intellectual pornography.)."
The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems
1.  The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems by William A. Dembski
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  "Co-written by Discovery Institute fellows William Dembski and Jonathan Wells, this "textbook" is indeed a sterling example of the art of prevarication as practiced by these two mendacious intellectual pornographers. From a personal perspective, Chapter Three reads like the standard creationist nonsense I have encountered for decades about the fossil record."
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The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism
2.  The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism by Michael J. Behe
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  "Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe claims to have discovered "the limits to Darwinism"; a claim based on a poor understanding of probability theory and statistics and woeful ignorance of contemporary evolutionary theory, especially with regards to coevolution and other aspects of evolutionary ecology. Unfortunately for Behe, the only limits found by him so far is his rather inane intellect."
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The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul
3.  The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul by Denyse O'Leary
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  "Canadian Intelligent Design advocate Denyse O'Leary's peculiar understanding of modern neuroscience from a creationist perspective, co-written with a neurologist, Dr. Mario Beauregard, who shares her inane belief system."
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Science's Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism
4.  Science's Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism by Cornelius G. Hunter
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  "Cornelius G. Hunter's absurd manifesto alleging that mainstream science has fallen prey to the "religion" of scientific naturalism."
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Darwin Day In America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science
5.  Darwin Day In America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science by Dr. John G. West
The list author says:
  "Discovery Institute fellow John G. West blames "Darwinism" for subverting both American politics and culture. Need I say more?"
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Science v. Religion? Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evolution
6.  Science v. Religion? Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evolution by Steve Fuller
The list author says:
  "Philosopher Steve Fuller's absurd defense of Intelligent Design. It demonstrates only his profound ignorance of science, in stark contrast to excellent work by such distinguished philosophers of science as Philip Kitcher and Robert Pennock, among others."
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Billions of Missing Links: A Rational Look at the Mysteries Evolution Can't Explain
7.  Billions of Missing Links: A Rational Look at the Mysteries Evolution Can't Explain by Geoffrey S. Simmons
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  "Simmons recycles the standard creationist rubbish that the fossil record doesn't show transitional forms. It is essentially one long - and quite - absurd argument against an exceeding rich, quite diverse, fossil record for our planet."
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Peer reviewed science journals have BANNED ID 41 Sep 10, 2013
Response to Behe's critics, I 630 Mar 20, 2012
Mortimer's Falsifiability Argument 7 Mar 20, 2012
How did Michael Behe get to be so ignorant? 0 Feb 21, 2012
How open-minded is David Marshall, really? 2 Jul 15, 2011
Evolutionar Theories 3 Oct 7, 2010
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Simmons hasn't a clue 3 Oct 23, 2009
I am the very model of a cdesign proponentsist (Hilarious poem) 2 Oct 21, 2009
Dembski and Wells miss the significance of mass extinctions 3 Jul 9, 2009
Behe gets it wrong with respect to Ken Miller's book 4 Jun 26, 2009
More news about Expelled 47 Oct 8, 2008
 
   

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