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Hank Hanegraff interviews Neil Thomas – a skeptic who is skeptical of Darwin

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Podcast here: What If Darwin Got It Wrong? (Spoiler: He Did) with Neil Thomas:

Hank Hanegraff is joined by Neil Thomas to discuss his book Taking Leave of Darwin A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design (2021). Neil Thomas was a committed Darwinist and agnostic — until an investigation of evolutionary theory led him to a startling conclusion: “I had been conned!” As he studied the work of Darwin’s defenders, he found himself encountering tactics eerily similar to the methods of political brainwashing he had studied as a scholar. Thomas felt impelled to write a book as a sort of warning call to humanity: “Beware! You have been fooled!”

Note: Neil Thomas is a Reader Emeritus in the University of Durham, England and a longtime member of the British Rationalist Association. He studied Classical Studies and European Languages at the universities of Oxford, Munich and Cardiff before taking up his post in the German section of the School of European Languages and Literatures at Durham University in 1976. There his teaching involved a broad spectrum of specialisms including Germanic philology, medieval literature, the literature and philosophy of the Enlightenment and modern German history and literature. He also taught modules on the propagandist use of the German language used both by the Nazis and by the functionaries of the old German Democratic Republic. He published over 40 articles in a number of refereed journals and a half dozen single-authored books

5 Replies to “Hank Hanegraff interviews Neil Thomas – a skeptic who is skeptical of Darwin

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    polistra says:

    Thanks for this link. I used to enjoy Hank’s programs on Christian radio, then forgot about him. His podcast is a keeper.

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    zweston says:

    brace yourself for the “Neil Thomas isn’t a scientist” post.

    Facts are facts, no matter the title you hold. Right Darwinists? Since Darwin wouldn’t fit your criteria as a subject expert at his time either.

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    Seversky says:

    Thomas isn’t a scientist. He’s entitled to his opinion, of course, but pushing the line about what Darwin got wrong sounds more like anti-evolutionary propaganda. Yes, we know Darwin got some things wrong. There’s a whole lot of information we have now that simply wasn’t available in Darwin’s time. Thats said, he did a great job with what he had available, which is all we can ask of any scientist.

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    Seekers says:


    Why does it matter whether someone is a scientist or not?, the evidence and data scientists use is available to anyone willing to seek it out. As to your “anti-evolutionary propaganda” just because someone has an opinion which differs from yours does not mean that they are producing propaganda.

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    ram says:

    Hank Hanegraaff is a Roman Catholic shill.

    And so was Walter Martin.

    If that doesn’t matter to you, okay.

    Just sayin’


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