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Is this the same book DO'L announced for November 2011 back in August 2010?
|Thursday, August 26, 2010|
New book announcement: William A. Dembski and Denyse O'Leary slam "Christian Darwinism" - O'Leary
In Christian Darwinism: Why Theistic Evolution Fails As Science and Theology (Broadman and Holman, November 2011), mathematician Dembski and journalist O’Leary address a powerful new trend to accommodate Christianity with atheist materialism, via acceptance of Darwinian ("survival of the fittest") evolution.
This trend includes "Evolution Sundays" at churches and endorsements by high administration officials like Francis Collins.
Dembski and O'Leary say it all just doesn't work. How can we accommodate self-sacrifice as the imitation of Christ with "altruism is just another way you spread your selfish genes!" How can we accommodate monogamy as the image of Christ and his church - for which he gave himself up - with "The human animal was never meant to be monogamous!"?
In the authors' view, no accommodation is possible. More to the point, accommodation is not even necessary. There are good reasons for doubting Darwin and good reasons for adopting other models for evolution - or for deciding that there is not enough evidence to make a decision.
Dembski and O'Leary insist that this conflict has nothing to do with the age of the Earth. Darwinism is, as they will show, the increasingly implausible creation story of atheism, which diverges at just about every point from the Christian worldview on which modern science was founded.
Yet Darwinism is publicly funded, and taught, in many jurisdictions, without any criticism permitted.
Reactions - not only praise but criticism - are expected and much appreciated! Regular updates will be provided at www.uncommondescent.com, so persons who wish to comment on the project can post there.
Contact: Denyse O'Leary firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted by Denyse at 8/26/2010 08:36:00 am
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One of the authors has a history of slow writing, though.
"[...] the type of information we find in living systems is beyond the creative means of purely material processes [...] Who or what is such an ultimate source of information? [...] from a theistic perspective, such an information source would presumably have to be God."
- William Dembski -