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2.0 out of 5 stars A book to appeal to those who don't believe in evolution because of their religion, October 18, 2010
This review is from: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design (Paperback)
This book mentions the fact that in Cobb county (Georgia) stickers were put in biology books that state evolution is a theory. Technically true, but the intention of putting in these stickers by the Cobb county school board was to cast doubt on evolution. In science, a theory explains facts and observations and scientific laws. For example, relativity theory is a theory. The structure of atoms being protons and neutrons and electrons is a theory. The movement of the continental plates is a theory. Heck, even the movement of the earth around the sun is a theory.

The theory in all of these is a well tested model which explains facts and observations. But, none of these subjects when taught in a science class faces the risk of a sticker being put in that states that it is only a theory. The difference with evolution is that there are certain religious adherents who perceive evolution as a threat. Those who think this way are of course, the target market of not only this book, but all the "politically incorrect guide" books.

Why is it that those who argue against the descent of all species from a common ancestor (such as this author) argue against evolution by calling it Darwinism? When someone talks about relativity theory, it is not called Einsteinism even though relativity theory was a completely new theory when illustrated by Einstein, but the evolution of species was already known to the scientifically educated before Darwin was famous.

Charles Darwin showed overwhelming evidence for evolution and he showed how natural selection worked within evolution in order to favor certain traits. Even in the 18th century there were many men who were already developing ideas on species evolving from earlier ones. The reason why Wells and other IDers call evolution, "Darwinism" is because they want to make it seem like some kind of radical ideology, such as Marxism. It is easier to attack evolution not as a science but as represented as an individual person, that being Charles Darwin.

The fact is, Mr. Wells wants people to think that scientists are unsure about evolution. That is complete and utter poppycock. There is a project called "Project Steve". It lists all those with the name of Steve or Stephen (or foreign language equilvalents). Well, it turns out there are more PhDs in biology with that first name than all PhDs in biology of any first name who is an advocate of Intelligent Design or creationism. If someone really wants to learn about evolution and the facts that support it, I highly and strongly recomment the website, "Talkorigins."
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Initial post: Mar 28, 2011 1:00:56 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2011 6:14:00 AM PDT
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Why not approach it with an open mind and read a biology textbook? You did not explain why you call evolution Darwinism. That is like calling a car 'Fordism'. Evolution is a fact. Anyone can look at the fossil record and see that it occurs. It is not built on faith. What exactly are you observing? I could guess but I leave it to you to offer an explanation.

It has been almost 2 years since my post. I got the answer I expected.
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