Darwin on Trial

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InterVarsity Press, Oct 5, 2010 - Religion - 247 pages
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Is evolution fact or fancy? Is natural selection an unsupported hypothesis or a confirmed mechanism of evolutionary change? These were the courageous questions that professor of law Phillip Johnson originally took up in 1991. His relentless pursuit to follow the evidence wherever it leads remains as relevant today as then. The facts and the logic of the arguments that purport to establish a theory of evolution based on Darwinian principles, says Johnson, continue to draw their strength from faith--faith in philosophical naturalism. In this edition Johnson responds to critics of the first edition and maintains that scientists have put the cart before the horse, regarding as scientific fact what really should be regarded as a yet unproved hypothesis. Also included is a new, extended introduction by noted biologist Michael Behe, who chronicles the ongoing relevance of Johnson's cogent analysis.
 

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User Review  - Anthony Shuler - Christianbook.com

This really should not be categorized with Christian books. The author naively embraces the myth of neutrality in interpreting the evidence and repeatedly looks down his nose on "Fundamentalists" and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rob - Christianbook.com

In 1993, although it was not a big issue for me, I had no reason to doubt the received wisdom from the scientific community concerning evolution and our origins. Evolution seemed to make the most ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword to the 20th Anniversary Edition by Michael J Behe
9
Preface to the Second Edition 1993
19
The Legal Setting
21
Natural Selection
34
Mutations Great and Small
53
The Fossil Problem
67
The Fact of Evolution
86
The Vertebrate Sequence
99
Prebiological Evolution
129
The Rules of Science
141
Darwinist Religion
154
Darwinist Education
165
Science and Pseudoscience
179
The Book and Its Critics
190
Research Notes
205
Copyright

The Molecular Evidence
113

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Phillip E. Johnson taught law for more than thirty years at the University of California--Berkeley where he is professor emeritus. He is recognized as a leading spokesman for the intelligent design movement, and is the author of many books, including Darwin on Trial, Reason in the Balance and Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds.

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