The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin

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No scientist has fuelled more debate than Charles Darwin. To some he is the revolutionary "father" of evolution. To others he is the perverse "originator" of modern eugenics. And in The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin, author Benjamin Wiker brings these conflicting identities to light. He offers a critical examination of Darwin's theories as well as the scientific, social, and religious implications of his life and work. Laying out the evidence and sound scientific arguments, Wiker illuminates ...

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Overview

No scientist has fuelled more debate than Charles Darwin. To some he is the revolutionary "father" of evolution. To others he is the perverse "originator" of modern eugenics. And in The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin, author Benjamin Wiker brings these conflicting identities to light. He offers a critical examination of Darwin's theories as well as the scientific, social, and religious implications of his life and work. Laying out the evidence and sound scientific arguments, Wiker illuminates the inevitable truth about Darwin's powerful—yet ultimately poisonous—legacy.

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Phillip E. Johnson
"Ben Wiker's brilliant biography of Charles Darwin sheds more light on the contrast between Darwin the kindly man and the chilling logic of his theory than anything I have read. I highly recommend it."--(Phillip E. Johnson, Professor of law emeritus University of California, Berkeley and author of Darwin on Trial)
Michael Behe
"Benjamin Wiker's compelling account of the life of Darwin treats its subject as too few biographers do - not as an icon, not as a devil, but as a man. Very highly recommended."--(Michael Behe, Ph.D. author of Darwin's Black Box)
Jonathan Wells
"Ben Wiker brilliantly demonstrates that Darwinism (which is not the same as "evolution") is atheism masquerading as science. And like its intellectual cousin, Marxism, Darwinism has deeply corrupted our civilization."--(Jonathan Wells, Ph.D. author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design)
Guillermo Gonzalez
"Books about Charles Darwin and his theory too often they try to make Darwin into a secular saint, unworthy of criticism, or else they try to demonize him. Wiker avoids these extremes. All readers, regardless of their views on biological evolution, will have much to learn about the man and his ideas from this important biography on the bicentennial of Darwin's birth."--(Guillermo Gonzalez, associate professor of physics, Grove City College, and co-author of The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery)
Marcus Grodi
"Being myself one who has been both a hard-headed atheist evolutionary and a Bible-thumping creationist it is truly a joyous relief to finally have such a clear, brilliant, and balanced presentation of Charles Darwin's life, beliefs, and motives. Cutting away the myths from both sides, Dr. Wiker enables us to finally see the man for who and what he really was. A must read, and on top of this, a thoroughly good read."--(Marcus Grodi, host of EWTN's The Journey Home)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441716798
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Format: Cassette
  • Pages: 4

Meet the Author

Benjamin Wiker received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt university, and has taught at Marquette University, St. Mary's University, Thomas Aquinas College, and Franciscan
University. He is a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical theology and is also a senior fellow with Discovery Institute. He has written several other books, most recently Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins' Case Against God (co-authored with Scott Hahn) and 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others that Didn't Help. He lives in rural Ohio with his beloved wife, seven children, and sundry goats, two donkeys, chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats, and whatever else happens
to wander along.
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  • Posted July 24, 2009

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    Th Real Darwin

    First, the sub-title can be quite misleading. This is by no means a full blown attack on Darwin or his character. Much of the book is devoted to praising not only his compassionate character, intelligence, committment to science and other virtues. It is also not an attack on evolution. It does question his honesty in matters of priority and also the emphasis on evolution as a materialistic process. The book is well written an flows evenly. The research is quite strong and brings to light many aspects of the man. It also assumes that the standard account of Darwin vs. Alfred Wallace is true. There is in fact no mention of Roy Davies book The Darwin Conspiracy, a book that makes a very strong case for a more contoversial conclusion.

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  • Posted February 12, 2013

    Waste of money.

    Waste of money.

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