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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Voracious, omnivorous reader. Audible provides another venue to absorb information.
The process by which the author cites fact, not theory to state his case.
The contrast of Darwinism and ED.
How the ACLU - after suing to admit evolution to school curriculum, sued to block ED.
ID vs Darwinism...theory vs theory!
"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.
"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.
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