Defeating Darwinism provides a new and powerful treatment on evolutionary naturalism for students, parents, teachers, pastors, and youth advisors. Phillip Johnson aims not just to defeat a bad theory, but to defeat it by opening minds to the truth.Defeating Darwinism provides a new and powerful treatment on evolutionary naturalism for students, parents, teachers, pastors, and youth advisors. Phillip Johnson aims not just to defeat a bad theory, but to defeat it by opening minds to the truth.Read Less
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Most intellectually dishonest book I've ever read, aside from Johnson's other books. I started noting the deliberate distortions and lies as margin notes, but gave up half way through as the pens kept running out of ink.
But, what can you expect from a person who seems content to dissemble for the Lord because, you know, it's for the Lord!
The only good thing about this book is that it is so incompetent in its effort that anyone following its lead will look like an utter 'Dueling Banjos' goober. The bad thing about that is they will continue to blither and pray their way through a life where common sense is really not wanted as Death is just too scary when you look at it like a Growed Up.
I'd say this book is on par with Johnson's other works, one of which also share bookspace on my Comedy/Humor shelf, along with such classics as Physical Science for Christian Schools and Chariots of the Gods.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-07-14 By profaning the scientific establishment's most sacred cows, U.C.-Berkeley law professor Johnson has earned critical acclaim and brisk sales. Now, the witty iconoclast who questioned the scientific evidence for Darwinian evolution in his Darwin on Trial (1991) provides a short, simple manual to help students, parents, teachers and pastors debate evolution, "a subject," Johnson says, "that has for too long been protected from critical thinking by law and academic custom." Included in the book are tips for using what Carl Sagan once called a "baloney detector kit" to verify the evidence used by opponents in an argument, as well as tips for detecting ad hominem and straw man arguments. Johnson's greatest contribution, however, is that he helps non-scientists distinguish between scientific fact, like microevolution within species, and unproved scientific theories, like macroevolution, which claims that molecules became men. He is also adept at exposing philosophical bias behind ostensibly "objective" scientific arguments. With measured prose and systematic thinking, Johnson uses his legal expertise to demonstrate the ways in which arguments about evolutionary theory may be conducted. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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