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Charles Darwin: Origin of Species (Review)

At best Darwin can explain the survival of the fittest, not the arrival of a new species. Survival, not arrival. If this book were written today, it wouldn’t have caused such an uproar. Some of that is we are familiar … Continue reading

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Blogging through Darwin (4): Addendum on minor difficulties

Chapters 7-9 Darwin follows up with objections raised.  Most of these are quite uninteresting and are literally  arguments against certain bird specialists. He does make one interesting comment in passing (chapter 7). “Lastly, more than one writer has asked, why … Continue reading

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Blogging through Darwin (3): Darwin admits his difficulties

Chapter 6: Difficulties of the Theory Darwin is very honest about some difficulties in his theory: if species have descended from other species, then why do we not see evidence of this in the fossil record (80)?  He does attempt … Continue reading

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Darwin on the Trial (Phillip Johnson)

“The very persons who insist upon keeping religion and science separate are eager to use their science as a basis for pronouncements about religion” (Johnson 8). Natural selection is a tautology.  It predicts the fittest organisms will produce the most … Continue reading

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Blogging Through Darwin (2)

In this chapter Darwin deals with Natural Selection.  Granting the fact that science has improved and that many of his speculations about cross-breeding aren’t all that interesting, what I did find fascinating was that every case he brought forward proved … Continue reading

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The Case for a Creator (Lee Strobel)

Strobel, Lee.  The Case for a Creator. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004. We should not critique Lee Strobel for doing what he set out to do.  Yes, this is a popular account and while it sometimes reads like Evangelical spy-fiction, it … Continue reading

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Blogging through Darwin (1)

I’m holding off on any sort of critique right now.  That will come when we deal with the fossil section.  I am currently using the Great Books edition.  In terms of prose style, it’s quite good.  Much of Darwin, himself … Continue reading

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Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds

This isn’t a refutation manual of Darwinism.  In fact, there is very little “technical work” on whether Darwinism is true or not.  Rather, it guides the reader in how to ask the right questions and in not letting the opponent … Continue reading

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