Tells you what is in it?
Darwinian reviewers of Steve Meyer’s Darwin’s Doubt do not do so, many media types are too dim-witted to do so, and the faith-and-science types are likely to be the worst of the lot*.
As David Klinghoffer notes at Evolution News & Views, Bethell
does something I have not seen in any of the hostile reviews that I’ve read so far: he tells you exactly what’s in the book, in detail. Revolutionary! Isn’t that revealing?
Here’s Bethell’s review.
Klinghoffer’s description reminded me of something I couldn’t at first place, and then after a while I remembered: The “books,” decades ago, listing prices for used cars in Canada.
One book, the “blue book,” was cheap or free to car customers and listed conventional claims about prices.
Another, the “red book,” you had to pay for, but it wasn’t just a sales tool. It was closer to what you might expect to find, whether you bought or sold.
Ah, but everyone really wanted a peek at the “black book,” a jealously guarded secret of dealers. It told you what dealers thought cars were worth, depending on their make, model year, and condition. The book, in other words, that they used in squabbles with each other. You might have been well advised to pay $50 for a peek at the black book if you could get one because the sales agent you would be negotiating with had it in the back office. It was his big advantage over you.
Anyway, if Tom Bethell is actually telling you what is in Meyer’s book and why it is a problem for Darwinism, read that review by all means. You will also want to test drive the car (oops, book), if you are interested, of course.
(*Because that last, usually nominally Christian, group waves a halo over the tax-supported public promotion of atheism in the Western world in the guise of “science” and suggests that we all raise our eyes upward while Darwin’s followers manage the microphone and the till … Uh no, here at UD, we keep our eyes dead level, thanks.)