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The latest and most bitterly contested battle in the culture war is the controversy over Darwin and intelligent design. But much of what you've heard about it is wrong. Jonathan Wells, a battle-hardened veteran with doctorates in biology and theology, sets the record straight.

In clear, non-technical language, he explains who is fighting whom, the root of the conflict, and the evidence for and against Darwinism and intelligent design. He also explains what is ultimately at stake for liberals and conservatives, Christians and non-Christians, educators, policymakers, and scientists.

©2006 Jonathan Wells; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Luigi
  • 27 02 2008

Poor content

I red a number of Richard Dawkins books, including "The God Delusion" and was looking for a reasonable, rational alternative viewpoint.
Unfortunately there is little to none in the content of this book.

Jonathan Wells does not make an objective analysis of pros and cons of Intelligent Design vs Darwinism, rather spends most of the time moaning about how ID is being discriminated in our times.

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  • Larry
  • 10 01 2016

Truth will win out

Very good book. Hadn't heard of ID until a couple of years ago. The proponents of ID work slowly, given their lack of funding, but carefully.
They pretty much prove there is no way eyes , for example, could have just "evolved ". Mr. Wells uses Darwin's own written words to condemn Darwinism to the trash heap of failed theories .
I think the effort of the book is to help persuade the reader to investigate further . If one looks carefully at the arguments of Darwinists , which have a lot of circular reasoning inherent in them, then at the careful, logical reasoning of ID proponents, the choice of whom to accept as truthful is very clear.
ID proponents are very clear in their writings , that they are Not saying there is God behind life in the universe , rather that there is "something " that ordered the universe , and the life in it , rather intelligently.
Their argument is very simple. Darwinism says life progressed one step at a time , over billions of years. ID proponents show it cannot have happened that way. Therefore , Darwinism is all wet, and it's time to look for another, logical way life could have begun.
Further study of the subject is therefore called for, rather than just accepting the "consensus " of the Darwinists, whom, it is pointed out , are mostly Public Employees , afraid their Gravy Train of Public Funding of absurd "research" grants , as well as their lavish salaries , will dry up.
If you are the type that dares to question , you will want to investigate further. I enjoyed the book immensely.
One caveat: this was written in 2005. Time for an update . A new final chapter, perhaps ?

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  • William
  • 14 07 2008

Good Summary of the Issues

This book was very interesting and it summarized many of the pertinent issues. I have read many other books and articles on this topic, therefore, I am aware of the nuances concerning important points that the author did not have time to cover in detail. A reader new to the subject may miss these points. Before reading this book, I would recommend "The Edge of Evolution" By Micheal Behe.

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  • Teresa
  • 30 04 2008

Awful narrarating

This is the first audiobook I've ever just deleted without bothering to finish.
The narraration was so monotone and the content so dry, I would have rather stuck needles in my eye than continue.

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  • C. A. T.
  • 01 11 2012

Solid Cases Against Evolution

This book basically explains why evolutionists give this book 1 star. Dr. Wells shows that the best scientific evidence, far from supporting Darwinism, actually supports intelligent design. The theory of evolution is fundamentally and fatally flawed even scandalously exaggerated and anyone wanting to have a serious debate is silenced, so says Dr. Wells.

Narration is adequate, information is very good and has plenty of citations to back it.

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  • Timothy English
  • 12 08 2016

More straw men than Iowa

This is pseudoscience from a discredited author, whose views on Evolution have been rejected by the scientific community. His self-proclaimed life mission is to use his PhD to "destroy Darwinism." That makes this book a work of activism, not science.

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  • David
  • 14 04 2012

Compelling information.

What made the experience of listening to The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design the most enjoyable?

The process by which the author cites fact, not theory to state his case.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The contrast of Darwinism and ED.

Which scene was your favorite?

How the ACLU - after suing to admit evolution to school curriculum, sued to block ED.

If you could give The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design a new subtitle, what would it be?

ID vs Darwinism...theory vs theory!

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  • Steve
  • 15 12 2016

The best so far

I've purchased a few audio books on Darwinism or Darwinian Evolution vs. Intelligent Design (ID). I have Richard Dawkins. This one is the best at presenting the case for ID. Dr. Jonathan Wells does an excellent job explaining the respective positions each side embraces. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Holly
  • 15 03 2009

Jonathan Wells definetly biased

I am sorry to say it, but Wells has an agenda, and it's not pro-science. He may be intelligent and intellectually capable of better things, but I cannot believe that he is honest. He means to push Intelligent Design (aka Creationism) as a genuine alternative to real science in schools. Calling evolution "Darwinism" in the title was no mistake, he really means to diminish what has stood the test of time is continuously used to make predictions in biology and drive medical research, the list goes on and on.

My advice is: don't put time into this book without at least knowing what Jonathan Wells is about. Google his name and his association with ID and Ben Stein's movie Expelled. DON'T read this book for an honest comparison between evolution and ID.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24 09 2008

Religion versus science

Here is another book that promotes the religious argument for intelligent design and ignores or misrepresents facts about evolution. Not worth the effort.

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  • An Island
  • 16 01 2017

A great overview of the sociopolitical fairytale that is evolution

This book covers a range of relevant topics to show the errors, assumptions and active bias of evolutionary evangelists and the theory itself.

Its a great listen and although it is about 10 years old, it will give you a good overview.

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