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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design | [Jonathan Wells]

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

The latest and most bitterly contested battle in the culture war is the controversy over Darwin and intelligent design. But much of what you've heard about it is wrong. Jonathan Wells, a battle-hardened veteran with doctorates in biology and theology, sets the record straight.
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Publisher's Summary

The latest and most bitterly contested battle in the culture war is the controversy over Darwin and intelligent design. But much of what you've heard about it is wrong. Jonathan Wells, a battle-hardened veteran with doctorates in biology and theology, sets the record straight.

In clear, non-technical language, he explains who is fighting whom, the root of the conflict, and the evidence for and against Darwinism and intelligent design. He also explains what is ultimately at stake for liberals and conservatives, Christians and non-Christians, educators, policymakers, and scientists.

©2006 Jonathan Wells; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Luigi Milan, ItalyItaly 02-27-08
    Luigi Milan, ItalyItaly 02-27-08
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    "Poor content"

    I red a number of Richard Dawkins books, including "The God Delusion" and was looking for a reasonable, rational alternative viewpoint.
    Unfortunately there is little to none in the content of this book.

    Jonathan Wells does not make an objective analysis of pros and cons of Intelligent Design vs Darwinism, rather spends most of the time moaning about how ID is being discriminated in our times.



    56 of 83 people found this review helpful
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    C. A. Milus 11-01-12
    C. A. Milus 11-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Solid Cases Against Evolution"

    This book basically explains why evolutionists give this book 1 star. Dr. Wells shows that the best scientific evidence, far from supporting Darwinism, actually supports intelligent design. The theory of evolution is fundamentally and fatally flawed even scandalously exaggerated and anyone wanting to have a serious debate is silenced, so says Dr. Wells.


    Narration is adequate, information is very good and has plenty of citations to back it.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    William Charles Town, VA, USA 07-14-08
    William Charles Town, VA, USA 07-14-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Good Summary of the Issues"

    This book was very interesting and it summarized many of the pertinent issues. I have read many other books and articles on this topic, therefore, I am aware of the nuances concerning important points that the author did not have time to cover in detail. A reader new to the subject may miss these points. Before reading this book, I would recommend "The Edge of Evolution" By Micheal Behe.

    25 of 45 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Del Valle, TX, USA 04-30-08
    Teresa Del Valle, TX, USA 04-30-08
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    "Awful narrarating"

    Wow.
    This is the first audiobook I've ever just deleted without bothering to finish.
    The narraration was so monotone and the content so dry, I would have rather stuck needles in my eye than continue.

    23 of 44 people found this review helpful
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    David Foxboro, MA, United States 04-14-12
    David Foxboro, MA, United States 04-14-12 Member Since 2012

    Voracious, omnivorous reader. Audible provides another venue to absorb information.

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    "Compelling information."
    What made the experience of listening to The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design the most enjoyable?

    The process by which the author cites fact, not theory to state his case.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The contrast of Darwinism and ED.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    How the ACLU - after suing to admit evolution to school curriculum, sued to block ED.


    If you could give The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design a new subtitle, what would it be?

    ID vs Darwinism...theory vs theory!


    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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  • Holly
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    3/15/09
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    "Jonathan Wells definetly biased"

    I am sorry to say it, but Wells has an agenda, and it's not pro-science. He may be intelligent and intellectually capable of better things, but I cannot believe that he is honest. He means to push Intelligent Design (aka Creationism) as a genuine alternative to real science in schools. Calling evolution "Darwinism" in the title was no mistake, he really means to diminish what has stood the test of time is continuously used to make predictions in biology and drive medical research, the list goes on and on.

    My advice is: don't put time into this book without at least knowing what Jonathan Wells is about. Google his name and his association with ID and Ben Stein's movie Expelled. DON'T read this book for an honest comparison between evolution and ID.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    York
    9/24/08
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    "Religion versus science"

    Here is another book that promotes the religious argument for intelligent design and ignores or misrepresents facts about evolution. Not worth the effort.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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