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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design (Politically Incorrect Guides)

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Why Darwinism?like Marxism and Freudianism before it?is headed for extinction
In the 1925 Scopes trial, the American Civil Liberties Union sued to allow the teaching of DarwinOCOs theory of evolution in public schools. Seventy-five years later, in Kitzmiller v. Dover, the ACLU sued to prevent the teaching of an alternative to DarwinOCOs theory known as Intelligent Design?an
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Unknown Binding, 289 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Not Avail (first published August 1st 2006)
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John
"The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design" is the latest, rather valiant, but intellectually dishonest, effort by Discovery Institute Fellow Jonathan Wells to defend the merits of an idea - Intelligent Design - which was demonstrated conclusively, beyond any reasonable doubt, to be a religious doctrine pretending to be science at the 2005 Kitzmiller vs. Dover (Dover, PA) trial presided by Republican Federal judge John Jones. In Judge Jones' landmark, historic decision, ...more
Rasheed
Jun 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Explains the important issues of the controversy surrounding Darwinism and ID in a very clear, understandable and often humorous and witty style. I can understand now why the author is vilified by Darwinists so much. Lots of extremely hilarious but true stories about them inside! The issues are discussed in the light of the physical sciences, such as biology, paleontology, astronomy and biochemistry, as well as from the political, social, historical and religious angles.

An exceptionally fun read
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Mark Cooper
Sep 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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[Audio:] Great summary of the ID ideas and challenges to evolution, though it doesn't go into great depth on any particular subject (doesn't claim to do so, either). It also provides some jaw dropping examples of the childish and vicious behavior of Darwinist adherents. Scientists--at least I was always taught this--are to pursue truth and dogma be darned. The behavior of some of the Darwinists does a nice job of paralleling the very behavior the Medieval Church is purported to have done. They u ...more
Michael
May 15, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There is, alas, only one anti-evolution/intelligent design book. This is another version of it. I suppose that it is comforting to some that there are so many author willing to rehash the same old bogus arguments but I just find it sad. Evidence for biological evolution is now so overwhelming that denial will soon be impossible without some seriously strong kool-aid.
Bonnie
Jul 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: already-read
Fascinating discussion of evolution and intelligent design, made understandable for the average person
Jimmy
Though Intelligent Design is not my cup of tea when it comes to apologetics argument for the Christian faith nevertheless I read this book in order to stay abreast with contemporary non-Presuppositionalist's apologetics. The beginning of the book defined the term evolution, Darwinism, Creationism and intelligent design which is helpful so that readers can be more precise in their own use of the term. This section made me realize that I need to ask those I'm interacting with to define what they m ...more
Hunchback Jack
Disappointing in both subject matter and execution.

After reading some popular science books about evolution, I picked up this book in the hope of getting a clear, complete and articulate description of Intelligent Design from one of its leading proponents. I hoped it would improve my understanding of the reasoning behind ID, and perhaps reveal and question some of the unspoken assumptions of evolutionary theory.

This book failed to deliver in every way.

The first third of the book was a discussion
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Kevin
Feb 16, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was genuinely surprised to find this on my "to read" shelf. I couldn't recall buying it. Then I remembered it was a gift a few years ago.
I naively assumed from the title (and my usual reading fare) that it was a tongue-in-cheek look at Darwinism and Intelligent Design (ID).
No such luck!
It purports to be a serious discussion on the debate, and within a paragraph this was clear. I admit I would default to the pro-Darwin side of the debate so felt it only right that I remained open to potential p
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Barbara
Aug 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The apostle Paul complained of having a "thorn in his flesh," possibly referring to some type of physical or psychological problem. Today, advocates of evolution have religious fundamentalists as their thorn, and vice versa. The problem is that for all that evolution supposedly explains, it leaves many questions unanswered. Calling it a "proven fact" seems a bit premature, especially considering that the majority of the evidence can be interpreted in different ways.

"Faith is not a possession of
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John
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, science
Despite the goofy cover art and obnoxious blurb from Ann Coulter, this is an excellent, honest (though admittedly biased), and engaging look at the origins debate between Darwinism and Intelligent Design. Author Jonathan Wells explains why Intelligent Design, despite hysterical opposition from critics, is in fact a reasonable, non-religious, and, yes, scientifically viable theory. He also illustrates how people too often let their politics and personal philosophies get in the way when dealing wi ...more
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Jonathan Wells has received two Ph.D.s, one in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and one in Religious Studies from Yale University. He has worked as a post-doctoral research biologist at the University of California at Berkeley and the supervisor of a medical laboratory in Fairfield, California, and he has taught biology at California State University in Hay ...more
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“Ewww... intelligent design people! They're just buck-toothed, Bible-pushing nincompoops with community-college degrees who're trying to sell a gussied-up creationism to a cretinous public! No need to address their concerns or respond to their arguments. They are Not Science. They are poopy-heads. There. I just saved you the trouble of reading 90 percent of the responses to the ID position... This is how losers act just before they lose: arrogant, self-satisfied, too important to be bothered with substantive refutation, and disdainful of their own faults... The only remaining question is whether Darwinism will exit gracefully, or whether it will go down biting, screaming, censoring, and denouncing to the bitter end.
— Tech Central Station contributor Douglas Kern, 2005”
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“The controversy between Darwinism and intelligent design has the characteristics of major scientific revolutions in the past. Darwinists are losing power because they treat with contempt the very people on whom they depend the most: American taxpayers. The outcome of this scientific revolution will be decided by young people who have the courage to question dogmatism and follow the evidence wherever it leads.” 13 likes
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