Doubts about Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design

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Baker Books, 2003 - Religion - 303 pages
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For the last fifteen years or so, the Intelligent Design Movement has been gaining momentum and is making both social and scientific inroads into the established "religion" of our culture-scientific naturalism. At the core of the Intelligent Design Movement is a group of professionals and academics from various disciplines who are skeptical of Darwinian macroevolution and question the naturalistic origin of life. The "Darwinian paradigm crisis" that is emerging is of critical importance because it raises questions about the origins of life and probes the deepest levels of what it means to be human.Doubts about Darwin presents a historical study of the rapid emergence of this movement by tracing the key events, personalities, and sociocultural factors that shape it, and by examining the rhetorical dimension in both sides in the debate. Author Thomas Woodward poses the crucial question: How do scientists (and the public at large) come to be persuaded that they are in possession of solid scientific knowledge and what effect do their "stories" have on their beliefs?

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This is a fantastic book to get a full overview of the Intelligent Design movement amongst the scientific community. Woodward references many books and science journals in making a science based case for an intelligent designer. If you are curious about what the ID Theory is all about I suggest that you get this book. If you are looking to dig deeper there are other books that contain more scientific detail, but I would still suggest this book to get a broad overview before digging deeper. Well written and very easy to read and understand. I find myself quoting Mr Woodward or using quotes from others that he shared in this book, when discussing ID vs evolution with my friends. 

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A book for people that have read the history of Darwinian thought and intelligent design. Too specific for others Read full review


Foreword by Phillip E Johnson
An Introduction to Intelligent
The Prelude to Michael Denton

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Thomas Woodward (Ph.D., University of South Florida) is a professor at Trinity College of Florida, where he teaches the history of science, communication, and systematic theology. He is founder and director of the C. S. Lewis Society and lectures in universities on scientific, apologetic, and religious topics. He is an avid astronomer and has been published in Moody magazine and Christianity Today

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