Darwin's House of Cards: A Journalist's Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates

Darwin's House of Cards: A Journalist's Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates

by Tom Bethell

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Darwin's House of Cards: A Journalist's Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates by Tom Bethell

In this provocative history of contemporary debates over evolution, veteran journalist Tom Bethell depicts Darwin's theory as a nineteenth-century idea past its prime, propped up by logical fallacies, bogus claims, and empirical evidence that is all but disintegrating under an onslaught of new scientific discoveries. Bethell presents a concise yet wide-ranging tour of the flash points of modern evolutionary theory, investigating controversies over common descent, natural selection, the fossil record, biogeography, information theory, evolutionary psychology, artificial intelligence, and the growing intelligent design movement. Bethell's account is enriched by his own personal encounters with some of our era's leading scientists and thinkers, including Harvard biologists Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin; British paleontologist Colin Patterson; and renowned philosopher of science Karl Popper.

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BN ID: 2940157267308
Publisher: Discovery Institute
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 739,869
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tom Bethell is a long-time journalist who has served as Washington editor for Harper's, contributing editor to Washington Monthly, and a senior editor at The American Spectator. Praised by Tom Wolfe as "one of our most brilliant essayists," Bethell is the author of The Noblest Triumph: Property through the Ages, Eric Hoffer: Longshoreman Philosopher, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science. He resides in Washington, DC.

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