In The Darwin Myth, author Benjamin Wiker offers a critical analysis of Darwin's theories as well as the social, scientific, and religious implications of his work, leading us to the inevitable truth about Darwin's powerful - yet ultimately poisonous - legacy. Scientists often challenge conventional wisdom and spark debates that last for generations. But 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. In The Darwin Myth, Wiker reveals: How Darwin's theories were originally met by scepticism and criticism - much of which he couldn't refute and are still valid today; why Darwin didn't 'discover' evolution; and how science itself suggests God created the universe. 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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About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
Waste of money.