Thomas E. Woodward
- Title: Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design
- Author: Thomas E. Woodward
- ISBN: 9780801065637
- Page: 368
- Format: Paperback
The debate between proponents of Darwinism and those of intelligent design has reached the status of a full scale public battle Focusing on the key players on both sides, the author helps readers navigate the maze of public debate, including anti ID activism from Christians, and shows them what might be coming next.
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For anyone interested in the current scientific debates over macroevolution, this is a good, readable history and summary of the issue over the past ten years.A growing number of scientists are questioning the validity of macroevolution on the basis of new evidence--primarily in microbiology and genetics. The media have made a serious mess of reporting this controversy. For a clear, concise, and accurate picture of where the scientific controversy has come from and where it might be going, you c [...]
This book gave me a solid overview of the arguments on both sides of the intelligent design debate, centering on the backlash of Darwinists against the ID folks. It gives a lot of attention to the marginalization of ID scientists by the larger scientific community. It also pointed out a lot of the literature that has been generated in recent years on this topic. The book is admittedly written from a pro-design standpoint, but I did not mind too much.
MY NOTES ON BOOK: Woodward points out that whoever gets to define science sets the terms that will decide the outcome of the dispute between whether intelligent design or evolution is the real science. Science has typically been defined as the search for the "natural causes" of all phenomena while ID theory would replace that with "real causes". By deciding that definition beforehand the issue has been decided before the first piece of evidence has been put on the table. This is especially relev [...]
First, this is the second book so read Doubts About Darwin first. This is a well written over view of the way evolutionists have responded to the idea of intelligent design as a theory from an almost tactical perspective. It doesn't give a great deal of depth on the actual concepts. If you're trying to understand the controversy it's interesting, but if you're just looking for info on the theories there are other books that go into more depth.
an intelligent defense of intelligent design
Excellent follow up to Doubts About Darwin.
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