2014 Book Goal: 52 (mostly non-fiction)
2014 Books Read: 32 (88% non-fiction)
I had never really seen nor read anything against evolution and was intrigued to see what argument there could be against what seems to be a solid theory. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design by Jonathan Wells Ph. D. opened my eyes a couple of ways.
The first was the term evolution. Most people – myself included – think of evolution and Darwinism as the same thing. Wells makes a clear distinction between the two. The idea is that evolution is a good, sound theory but when it goes from adaptations to improve survivability to entire species changing into other species, that is termed Darwinism. There, is the distinction.
Darwinists have co-opted the term evolution to explain what is actually a completely unproven and frankly, unlikely thing – that a fish becomes a mammal – a reptile becomes a bird – an ape becomes a man. There is actually no evidence of this in the fossil record… it is all just speculation.
This book brings up some very good points and although it too has an agenda, does a fair job of showing how agenda-driven the “there is no God” movement has become in their twisting of science to meet those goals. I don’t expect this book to change anyone’s beliefs on whether we evolved from single-celled organisms into man or were created in an intelligently designed world (with evolution built into the system.)
I did however, like that someone is willing to challenge scientifically based agendas with scientific fact.