Michael Shermer gallantly defends Darwinian/Macro evolution and attacks Intelligent Design. There are loads of interesting and fanciful bits of data which tend to confuse the issue rather than provide clarity to the core question: Who was your great….great grandfather? Was it a self replicating molecule, as Darwinian/Macro evolution asserts, or was it Adam, as the Bible asserts or are was it someone else.
I listened to the whole book once and many parts two or three times. Although some parts were interesting, as a whole I found the book disappointing and irritating for the following reasons:
--- 1) MISREPRESENTATION OF THE ISSUE
•Shermer falsely represents the issue as Science against Religion when in reality it is science against Darwinism.
•Darwinism = Darwinian/Macro evolution has fundamental scientific problems that Darwin could never have imagined.
•In the audio transcripts of the Kansas school board hearings (fascinating listening and available as a free download from Audible.com), Dr John Sanford (Geneticist and inventor of the Gene Gun) said
“The bottom line is that the primary axiom [of Darwinian/Macro evolution] is categorically false, you can't create information with misspellings, not even if you use natural selection.”
•Dr Sanford and other highly credible scientists present powerful scientific arguments to why Darwinian/Macro evolution is not viable for scientific reasons.
--- 2. WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE? WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE
•Shermer emphasizes his key point that he believes in Darwinian evolution because multiple lines of scientific enquiry all support Darwinian evolution. He rattles off a whole string of branches of science to reinforce the point. To the uninformed this would be very convincing – however, being an Engineer and educator myself I see through this smoke and mirrors trick and say WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE?
-- 3. POOR SKEPTIC
•As the chief of the skeptic society – Shermer is a poor skeptic because he blindly accepts Evolution.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was interesting, engaging and also very heartwarming.
It will be heard to swallow for some people but the book is honest and does not seem exagerated or contrived - for this I was very greatfull.
It was also highly encouraging in that it produces hope and greater confidence that Jesus is real and waiting on the other side.
I highly recommend this book
Easy to listen too.
A bid disturbing that these assasination squads roam the planet. If they ever get out of control we are in serious trouble. I can see a need for them but I also shudder at the thought of some crazy man gaining control of them
The content and format and presentation of this book is excellent.
It was very easy to listen too
It had lots of usefull bits of highly interesting information about Kenedy etc.
The ONLY signficant shortcoming is that he tows the official line of having Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman. He does not explain any of the contradicting evidence such as Kenedies head lunging backwards when the bullet was meant to have come from there or other anomalies. Apart from this weakness I thoroughly enjoyed and learnt much by listening to it.
I was significantly disapointed by this audio book.
It did not contain anything of substance;
I did not find any practical application.
Would not recommend to others
I found this book very interesting and educational
It is a very short book (under 60 min) I was disapointed that it was not longer.
Some deep theology but presented in an interesting and clear maner.
It's pretty profound
I am highly interested in the Evolution topic and got this book to find the solid evidence behind Evolution. I as significantly disapointed.
I found it really really boring, it was a strugle to go through but I persevered.
The ""mountains of evidence" for Macro evolution that I was hoping to find was not there that I could figure out. I went through it a second time, but still I waded through tons of irrelevant detail but no real tangible evidence to prove the key Evolution assertion that our great ..... great grandfather was a self replicating molecule.
This book has significant historical significance - but I will stuffed if I can see why.
Frankly I am amazed how such a lame book has had the influence that it has.
I enjoyed listening to this book and also found it educational to boot.
Chuck addresses some deep and meaningful issue in a very intelligent manner.
Chucks legal background shows in the clarity of his presentation.
I was encouraged and edified by it.
Thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand Christianity.
This is an excellent book and definitely worth a listen to anyone who is interested in the Evolution contraversy.
Jonathan's clear and logical presentation with strong scientific evidence helped me see this issue in a much clearer light.
I emerged feeling disgusted that I was deceived by the school system and others are being deceived today. The scientific evidence supporting Darwinian/Macro evolution is deceptive at best and downright fraudulent at worst. The evolutionists attempts to prove that our great ...great grandfather was a self replicating molecule have met with disaster time and time again. Instead of acknowledging this truth they cover it up using more tricks than politicians,
This should be mandaroty listening for all evolutionary students and educators so that we bring back scientific rigor into the classroom.
Full application of the scientific method as opposed to the half truths and exagerations being peddaled with the mantra of "mountains of evidence prooving evolution". Jonathan scrutinizes the key evidences (icons) in this book - and it becomes clear that the mantra is hollow and devoid of scientific substance.
I strongly recommend this book
I enjoyed listening to this book and learnt much from it but I emerged with a desire to have more detail and breadth.
It was worth the listen but its 2 and bit hours was inadequate for the task.
A greater elaboration of how Luther impacted the prevailing culture and why would have made the book much more satisfying for me.
I found it excellent.
It was highly informative, well presented and highly educational.
This book gives a good account of Gengis Khan and how his innovations had a very long lasting impact on the world as a whole
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