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20th Anniversary Edition of Phillip Johnson’s DARWIN ON TRIAL


Phillip Johnson’s classic with a beautiful new foreword by Mike Behe is hot off the press:

Darwin on Trial by Phillip Johnson

Amazon link to this book.

BA, CD, JP: You might find the point by point discussion here (and collection of videos -- thanks BA for a lot of good scouting) interesting; in the wider context of the discussion here and onward. GEM of TKI kairosfocus
Chris Doyle, Jonathan Wells just did a video that mentioned the Ida fiasco: Icons of Evolution 10th Anniversary: Ape to Man, The Ultimate Icon - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se-5QFsT15Y bornagain77
Yes, Bornagain77, I suspect that Jimpithecus is appealing to the claim that there must be “overwhelming evidence” in the fossil record to support evolution. Since 1993, there has been no new scientific evidence that would require the chapter entitled “The Fossil Problem” to be re-written. Unless he wanted to add a bit about Ida and how it reflects on evolutionists’ increased desperation levels! Chris Doyle
Jimpithecus, I noticed you stated this,,, 'It is too bad he got most of the fossil record stuff wrong.' Do you care to elaborate on what he got wrong? notes: Here are four pages of quotes, by leading experts, on the fossil record here: Creation/Evolution Quotes: Fossil Record #1 - Stephen E. Jones http://members.iinet.net.au/~sejones/fsslrc01.html The Fossil Record - Don Patton - in their own words - video http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4679386266900194790 Here is another page of quotes by leading paleontologists on the true state of the fossil record: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=15dxL40Ff6kI2o6hs8SAbfNiGj1hEOE1QHhf1hQmT2Yg etc.. etc.. etc.. bornagain77
When I first read this book, I was very impressed by the fact that he took what has become almost rote within the biological community and questioned it in ways that it had not been questioned in years. It is too bad he got most of the fossil record stuff wrong. Jimpithecus
I was lucky enough to receive this for Christmas and started reading it recently. Based on what I've read so far, I would urge all those who have not read this book, evolutionist or otherwise, to give it a go. For those of us who reject evolution, there are some excellent arguments, and economically expressed familiar arguments. For those evolutionists who want to understand the non-religious basis for rejecting evolution, this is a great place to start. Chris Doyle
You just listened to that interview didn't you? They mentioned the new book and Behe's forward on it. :D tragic mishap

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