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Defeating Darwinism: By Opening Minds

Defeating Darwinism: By Opening Minds

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by Phillip E. Johnson
     
 
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.

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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.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830813629
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
03/15/1999
Pages:
131
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.85(d)

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