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Darwin's Proof: The Triumph of Religion over Science
     

Darwin's Proof: The Triumph of Religion over Science

by Cornelius G. Hunter
 
"There is much more in Darwin's theory than just science." In Darwin's Proof, Cornelius Hunter confronts Darwin's theory of evolution head on, revealing its scientific, philosophical, and theological failures. Following the success of Darwin's God, Hunter exposes the weaknesses in evolution's scientific "proof" and reveals its philosophical contradiction: Darwinists

Overview

"There is much more in Darwin's theory than just science." In Darwin's Proof, Cornelius Hunter confronts Darwin's theory of evolution head on, revealing its scientific, philosophical, and theological failures. Following the success of Darwin's God, Hunter exposes the weaknesses in evolution's scientific "proof" and reveals its philosophical contradiction: Darwinists vehemently claim that religion plays no role in their theory, but they rely on assumptions of God's character in order to argue that he couldn't have made this world. And given that creation is not possible, they argue, evolution is then the only other alternative. Hunter shows how Western religious traditions in the centuries leading up to Darwin laid the foundation for evolution. Natural theology, in particular, promoted a nonscriptural doctrine of God that ultimately led to a distancing of God from creation and Darwin's theory of evolution.

Darwinists and even many Christians hold on to the assumption that "creation is an end unto itself and a thing that God would certainly strive to make perfect if it were possible." In contrast to this flawed paradigm of perfection, Hunter shows how the doctrine of general revelation explains the flaws of creation: "We should view creation's purpose as communicating truths... Yes, the heavens declare the glory of God, but we should also expect to see creation in decay." Critical thinkers who are looking for an intelligent response to evolution's over-confidence will welcome this bold statement, and it will have enormous appeal for Christians who want a scientific, philosophical, and theological response to the claims of evolution.

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Publishers Weekly
As a sequel to Hunter's previous effort (Darwin's God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil), this book comes up short. Hunter's original thesis-that Darwinist arguments (past and present) often rely on hidden theological assumptions-certainly deserves further elaboration. But where Darwin's God built a reasonably consistent case, Darwin's Proof offers an assortment of anti-evolution arguments of uneven quality, generally lacking a unifying structure. Two chapters (six and seven) best reflect Hunter's original argument, presenting suggestive historical evidence that the "Creator" rejected by Darwin and Darwinists owes more to Deism and 19th-century natural theology than to traditional Christian religious belief. Unfortunately, most of the text is bogged down in a welter of arguments, argument fragments and biological facts whose relevance to Hunter's overall message is too often unclear. Sporadic duplications and inconsistencies of tone (for example, switching between a posture of religious neutrality and outspoken conservative Christianity) contribute to the impression of hasty or unfinished composition. Readers who are already familiar with recent Darwinism/anti-Darwinism/Intelligent Design literature can find some worthwhile insights here. However, those who are new to the topic, or do not share Hunter's convictions, may lose patience before finishing the first chapter. (May) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587430565
Publisher:
Brazos Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Cornelius G. Hunter, formerly senior vice president of Seagull Technology, Inc., in Silicon Valley, is engaged in molecular biophysics post-doctoral and engineering research in Cameron Park, California. He is the author of Darwin's God.

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