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Evolutionary science lies at the heart of a modern understanding of the natural world. Darwin’s theory has withstood 150 years of scientific scrutiny, and today it not only explains the origin and design of living things, but highlights the importance of a scientific understanding in our culture and in our lives.
Recently the movement known as “Intelligent Design” has attracted the attention of journalists, educators, and legislators. The scientific community is puzzled and saddened by this trend–not only because it distorts modern biology, but also because it diverts people from the truly fascinating ideas emerging from the real science of evolution. Here, join fifteen of our preeminent thinkers whose clear, accessible, and passionate essays reveal the fact and power of Darwin’s theory, and the beauty of the scientific quest to understand our world.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.21(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
John Brockman is a writer, agent, and publisher of Edge, the "Third Culture" website (www.edge.org), the forum for leading scientists and thinkers to share their research with the general public. He is the author of By The Late John Brockman and The Third Culture and has edited several previous anthologies including The Next Fifty Years, Curious Minds, and My Einstein. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book outlines the central debate between major thinkers in the Evolution and Intelligent Design field of study. Some major philosophers such as Dennett, Dawkins, Susskind, Pinker, etc debate and pose some serious ideas that force the reader to consider in their search for truth. For anyone who wants to know more or is searching for answers I suggest looking at this book to springboard you into further research.
Just the title alone tells you that this is a worthless book for looking objectively at this subject matter. Rather than saying 'Darwinism vs Intelligent Design', it says 'science vs ID'. And the title 'Intelligent Thought' is an intentional insult implying that ID people are stupid. This is the kind of empty word-swapping, loaded language, ad hominum attacks I expect fill the pages of this book. And surely the evidence is prejudiced and its entire foundation is based in circular reasoning. You know... the usual thing you get from Darwinists, but that's what you do when you don't have an adequete argument.