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by Phillip E. Johnson


Darwin on Trial epub

ISBN: 0830813241

ISBN13: 978-0830813247

Author: Phillip E. Johnson

Category: Spirituality

Subcategory: Religious Studies

Language: English

Publisher: IVP Books; 2 edition (December 3, 1993)

Pages: 220 pages

ePUB book: 1440 kb

FB2 book: 1600 kb

Rating: 4.9

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The author, Phillip E. Johnson, has written a number of books advocating "theistic science," and has been active . 26 people found this helpful. Johnson, has written a number of books advocating "theistic science," and has been active in the fight to get "creation science" taught in the schools along side or in place of evolution. This book is as good a place as any to get an introduction to the ideas and contentions of contemporary creationism.

Johnson wrote the book with the thesis that evolution could be "tried" like a defendant in court.

Phillip E. Johnson (June 18, 1940 – November 2, 2019) was a UC Berkeley law professor, opponent of evolutionary science, co-founder of the pseudoscientific intelligent design movement, author of the "Wedge strategy" and co-founder of the D. . Johnson (June 18, 1940 – November 2, 2019) was a UC Berkeley law professor, opponent of evolutionary science, co-founder of the pseudoscientific intelligent design movement, author of the "Wedge strategy" and co-founder of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture (CSC). He described himself as "in a sense the father of the intelligent design movement".

Aug 04, 2009 David Gilley rated it it was amazing.

Nonliteralist Anti-Evolutionism: The Case of Phillip Johnson. Clearly, Johnson's arguments have been taken seriously by Darwinists of every sort.

And he was himself the subject of debate: Michael Ruse, author ofDarwinism Defended,spoke at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on the topic "Nonliteralist Anti-Evolutionism: The Case of Phillip Johnson. Johnson is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School. He taught law for more than thirty years at the University of California at Berkeley where he is professor emeritus. For the last decade Johnson has also been at the forefront of the public debate over evolution and creation. He has taken his message to such places as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. His InterVarsity Press titles include Reason in the Balance, The Wedge of Truth, The Right Questions and Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds. Библиографические данные.

In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals! A Christianity Today 1992 Book of the Year Runner-up! Recipient of a Christianity Today 1992 Readers' Choice Award! Here's the book that has rocked the scientific--and Christian--establishment. Phillip Johnson's critique of Darwinian evolution touched off explosions among scientists and theologians almost from the day of its publication in 1992. The volatile debate was at first carried on in academic journals and in magazines like Nature and Scientific American. It even engaged the attention of leading evolutionists like Nobel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg and prominent naturalist Stephen Jay Gould. Johnson was invited to debate several of his opponents at universities across the country. And he was himself the subject of debate: Michael Ruse, author of Darwinism Defended, spoke at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on the topic "Nonliteralist Anti-Evolutionism: The Case of Phillip Johnson." Darwin on Trial also shook up theistic evolutionists. William Hasker (Huntington College, Indiana) in the Christian Scholar's Review, Howard Van Till (Calvin College, Michigan) in First Things and Owen Gingerich (Harvard Center for Astrophysics) in Perspectives on Science & the Christian Faith all published their critiques of Darwin on Trial. Clearly, Johnson's arguments have been taken seriously by Darwinists of every sort. And though at first the mainstream press seemed to be out of earshot (except for reviews in Publisher's Weekly and The National Review), news of Darwin on Trial eventually reached wider audiences. Last summer, Johnson appeared with William F. Buckley on Firing Line. And in May 1995 he was interviewed on the PBS telecast In the Beginning: The Creationist Controversy with Randall Balmer. These and other indications of expanding interest in his critique is good news for all who wish to bring the debate over Darwinism into the bright light of day.
Lots of fun. It's certainly no ode to young earth creationism, which may or may not recommend it to some people. It is an exercise in logically examining arguments and assumptions, and for that reason it should be beneficial to anyone willing to undertake the exercise. An aid to combat consensus thinking or the idea that you should "just shut up and go along."
Really interesting take on this subject, based on logical conclusions drawn from available scientific evidence.
Yes!
I found it compelling. However, for me, it is not an easy read! Very detailed as if it is a scientific text.
For this reader, the important quality of this book is not its critical analysis of the various theories naturalistic evolution. Rather, it is important because it illustrates that believers of a system - whether atheistic or theistic, scientific or metaphysical - tend to embrace that belief with a defiance and close-mindedness that places the actual search for truth as a low priority. I personally have discussed this topic with fundamentalist Christians as well as staunch scientific atheists and find little difference between them, except that they are able quote from different books, and don't dress at all alike. The one thing they seem to have most in common is that they have little understanding of - or tolerance for - the other's point of view.
In a complex universe where so little is understood, such arrogance is folly.
I thoroughly enjoy reading the author’s books as he is very methodical in his approach to his subjects. He also appreciates a critical examination of whatever the subject is. The climate within academia is disgusting when so many who would denounce Darwinism as proven are silenced because of so many leaders of schools/colleges are pro-not proving hat they believe concerning Darwinism but only interested in forcing their beliefs down everyone else’s throats to have power!!!
Just like the witch trials of old, professors/faculty who disagree with the pseudoscience of Darwinism are censured and even fired because they are theists or at least serious thinkers.
So much for freedom of speech, huh? And so much for the concept of higher learning. It just goes to show that sin is real, liars still exist, dictators still exist on American soil..and they call themselves scientists, brites(brights), whatever.
Authors of this mans caliber I applaud and support as he is a real thinker and is will to take on doing real homework to disclose his viewpoint while the Darwinists he challenges are showing themselves to be, yet again, lazy, rhetoric blowing liars because it takes real effort to discuss truth. It takes NO work, no real thinking, no effort to hold oneself accountable to tell partial lies and just spin nonsense.
Accountable? That requires adhering to moral principles that Christianity promote and as we know, most Darwinists are atheists because THEY WANT TO BE GOD and say what is and is not evil. Crush others who disagree with them and coerce all to accept their dogmas. Mmmmm Saddam Hussain tactics perpetrated on USA soil in institutions of higher learning. How poetic.
systematically takes apart the psuedo science known as Darwinsm bit by bit while putting a bullet in the heart of this atheist religious dogma.
The advent of evolutionary biology finds its roots in a synthesis of ideas culled together by Charles Darwin. In the years following his research, all of the sciences seemed to coalesce around the naturalistic presuppositions found in the pages of Origin of the Species. A rather solid cosmology was created and helped to explain the earth and its origins. Adopted as the primary model of change and the practical way of interpreting past events, science textbooks were built around evolution and its mechanisms of operation. Still, despite widespread acceptance of naturalism in academic circles, the explanations offered have been steadily refused by multitudes of people. Such a discrepancy demands discussion. While it is true that the simple answer might be obstinacy, with one side refusing to admit error, the actual divide might reveal greater issues at work. Within his book, Darwin on Trial, legal professor Phillip E. Johnson seeks to apply logic to evolutionary claims in an effort to gauge whether critics have any merit.

By admission, the author is not a scientist. Although possessing a good grasp of scientific terminology and language, Phillip Johnson never seeks to portray himself as an expert in biological processes. Therefore, rather than scrutinize the minutia of every part of evolutionary theory, a broader look is taken at the language in which it is wrapped and presented. Much like testimony in a courtroom, the bold proclamations of naturalism are
picked apart for any inconsistencies and logical fallacies. As the book progresses chapter by chapter, the reader is shown the presuppositions that must be readily embraced for evolution to be placed beyond question. Far from being a subject beyond the realm of question and inquiry, the conclusion is reached that critics have a basis for their complaints. Scientists tend to espouse dogma rather than answer true and troubling questions concerning their theory, and this is the reason such widespread doubt continues within the world.

The book largely succeeds in its goal of opening discussion on a topic still steeped in controversy. Although proponents of evolution (both theistic and atheistic) largely dismiss any question as out of bounds, true cracks exist in the theory and should be explored. If truth is the goal then doubts should lead to either a reinforcement of evolution or a deconstruction of it. On the other side, those who hold to a Biblical view of creation should not be frightened of studying evolution for it is impossible to debate things which are not first understood. Believers in Jesus Christ have no reason to be afraid of standing for the word of God, but a conversation is only possible when both speakers know the subject matter at hand. For twenty years this little work has spawned discussions, debates, and a digging for the truth. In that regard, the book is a resounding success.