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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2008,14:47   

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2008....wi.html

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Essential Readings: What's Darwin Got To Do With It?
What’s Darwin Got To Do With It? A Friendly Conversation About Evolution
By Robert C. Newman, and John L. Wiester with Janet Moneymaker and Jonathan Moneymaker
InterVarsity Press, 2000, 146 pages
ISBN: 0-8308-2249-6

Feeling primitive? Unevolved? Inorganic? Then try a bowl of Primordial Soup! What’s Darwin Got To Do With It? is an illustrated friendly conversation about evolution and what science can explain about life. Aimed at younger students, this comic-book style work helps students understand if finch beaks really prove Darwinism is true or if the encoded message in DNA implies an intelligent designer.

The book opens by helping students to understand important terminology. What does evolution mean? Some people say evolution just means change through time. But simple evidence of change does not necessarily mean that new phyla can emerge or new body structures can evolve. Thus, we have microevolution and macroevolution.

The book explains in illustrated form why intelligent design is the best explanation for life. When we see letters on a hillside spelling out “Welcome to Victoria,” we have a valid rationale to believe that that the letters were designed. Similarly, if a radio signal from outer space said “hello earthlings,” we would have good reason to infer design. But what about when we find an encoded sequence in our DNA which, using a complicated sequence of biochemical commands, creates miniature motors which resemble human-designed engines? This and other topics concerning intelligent design are presented in clear language with a wealth of illustrations.

This book is a must read for young students who are still learning the basics of science but want to understand evolution and design. As Phillip Johnson wrote when he reviewed the book, it’s “more fun than a barrel of Australopithecines.”


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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2008,14:58   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 19 2008,09:47)
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2008....wi.html

   
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Essential Readings: What's Darwin Got To Do With It?
What’s Darwin Got To Do With It? A Friendly Conversation About Evolution
By Robert C. Newman, and John L. Wiester with Janet Moneymaker and Jonathan Moneymaker
InterVarsity Press, 2000, 146 pages
ISBN: 0-8308-2249-6

Feeling primitive? Unevolved? Inorganic? Then try a bowl of Primordial Soup! What’s Darwin Got To Do With It? is an illustrated friendly conversation about evolution and what science can explain about life. Aimed at younger students, this comic-book style work helps students understand if finch beaks really prove Darwinism is true or if the encoded message in DNA implies an intelligent designer.

The book opens by helping students to understand important terminology. What does evolution mean? Some people say evolution just means change through time. But simple evidence of change does not necessarily mean that new phyla can emerge or new body structures can evolve. Thus, we have microevolution and macroevolution.

The book explains in illustrated form why intelligent design is the best explanation for life. When we see letters on a hillside spelling out “Welcome to Victoria,” we have a valid rationale to believe that that the letters were designed. Similarly, if a radio signal from outer space said “hello earthlings,” we would have good reason to infer design. But what about when we find an encoded sequence in our DNA which, using a complicated sequence of biochemical commands, creates miniature motors which resemble human-designed engines? This and other topics concerning intelligent design are presented in clear language with a wealth of illustrations.

This book is a must read for young students who are still learning the basics of science but want to understand evolution and design. As Phillip Johnson wrote when he reviewed the book, it’s “more fun than a barrel of Australopithecines.”

Ah! A Janet and John Moneymaker. how appropriate!

  
JohnW



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2008,15:05   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 19 2008,12:47)
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2008....wi.html

 
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This book is a must read for young students who are still learning the basics of science...

The "head 'em off at the pass" strategy.  Because once they've actually learned the basics of science, it's too late.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2008,16:11   

Are there going to be PYGMIES + DWARFS?

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Glenn Branch



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,00:59   

My review of the book in question, for what it's worth.

  
JohnW



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,11:58   

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My review of the book in question, for what it's worth.

From Glenn's review:

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Before its publication, WDGDWI was heralded in various sectarian publications under several different names: Darwin Ate My Homework (DeHaan and Wiester 1999: 65); Darwinism for Skeptics ([Anonymous] 1999). I think that Intelligent Design for Dummies would have been better (with due apologies to IDG Books Worldwide, the publisher of the "For Dummies" books).

I think that Dumbness for IDers would have been better still.

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Math is just a language of reality. Its a waste of time to know it. - Robert Byers

There isn't any probability that the letter d is in the word "mathematics"...  The correct answer would be "not even 0" - JoeG

  
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,22:48   

Quote (Glenn Branch @ May 19 2008,22:59)
My review of the book in question, for what it's worth.

Howdy Glenn, You can write good "to the point," AKA short, book reviews, a talent I lack, but I am working on it.

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