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  • Title: Darwin on Trial
  • Author: Phillip E. Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780830813247
  • Page: 312
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  • Darwin on Trial By Phillip E. Johnson The controversial book that rocked the scientific establishment Why It shows that the theory of evolution is based not on fact but on faith faith in philosophical naturalism Philip Johnson argues courageously that there simply is no vast body of empirical data supporing the theory.In this new edition Johnson responds to critics of the first edition, inlcuding Stephen JThe controversial book that rocked the scientific establishment Why It shows that the theory of evolution is based not on fact but on faith faith in philosophical naturalism Philip Johnson argues courageously that there simply is no vast body of empirical data supporing the theory.In this new edition Johnson responds to critics of the first edition, inlcuding Stephen Jay Gould, and also expands the material in chapter five.With the intrigue of a mystery and the gripping detail of a court trial, Johnson takes readers through the evidence with the lawyer s skill he learned as a Berkeley professor of law specializing in the logic of arguments.
    Phillip E. Johnson
    Johnson is an American born again Christian lawyer and creationist.

    Darwin on Trial By Phillip E. Johnson

    Commentaires:

    Randy
    In a culture that supposedly places a high value on open mindedness and healthy criticism, evolution has somehow been a sacred cow, beyond the reach of serious analysis Dissent has been effectively marginalized through the use of a caricature which assures us that all educated people recognize that evolution is a fact, even if there are in house disagreements about the details We are told that the only dissenters are Biblical fundamentalists who insist on a narrow, literal reading of Genesis and [...]

    John
    Phillip Johnson s DARWIN ON TRIAL should be viewed by most as Creationism s MEIN KAMPF or COMMUNIST MANIFESTO a slick, well written legal brief against evolution which is merely a litany of Johnson s anger towards naturalistic science and a compendium of alleged flaws made by distinguished 20th Century evolutionary biologists It soon becomes quite apparent that Johnson neither understands nor appreciates why science must remain an enterprise devoid of supernatural explanations one should only lo [...]

    Dave Maddock
    I was reminded about this book the other day as I was listening to a UCSD Anthropology podcast As a child I was taught the typical anti evolution Christian ideology I ve always been one to do my own research and make up my own mind about things I finally got around to evolution in college where I minored in anthropology and learned of the ridiculously large body of evidence for this just a theory To be fair, I read this book to get a reasoned opinion from the anti evolution camp.Reading this boo [...]

    Booketeer
    I m rating this book on the assumption of a stipulated umpteen billion year history of the universe That is not my current belief, but I have virtually no knowledge of the science of dating so I have nothing to say about it at this point.I recently read Coyne s much recent Why Evolution is True Seems that Darwinists have not been able to improve their presentation, because Darwin on Trial pretty much destroys Coyne as if he were responding to him, rather than writing a book twenty years ago.Thi [...]

    Aaron
    Philip Johnson fully admits that he is not a scientist a fact that his critics seem to have brought up as a reason to discredit him To a certain degree, I think they are right if he doesn t have a deep understanding of the science, he misses out on some aspects of the discussion But to a large degree I think it s an elitist attitude to claim that a lack of complete and deep understanding means that one does not bring anything to the conversation.Johnson specializes in Law specifically, arguments [...]

    Eric
    The first really intellectually satisfying challenge to Darwinianism I ve ever read Johnson s book is NOT a religious challenge to Darwinian evolution, it is a scientific challenge to current evolutionary theory Yet as a serious Christian I deeply appreciate the information that Johnson brings to light It drastically reduced the tension between Christian faith and science for me As someone who s also been deeply interested in science for most of my life it s also an eye opening presentation of t [...]

    IWB
    I should like to give this book 1.5 stars but that is not possible If you want to know what it s like to get the theory of evolution wrong in so many ways, yet think you understand it well enough to refute it, then read this book and believe what the author says Coming from an intellect of Johnson s caliber, I m deeply disappointed in the many sophmoric logical fallacies I do mean of the standard textbook variety he employs for the sake of rhetorical persuasiveness the result of promoting an age [...]

    Charlie
    Darwin on Trial, a landmark book on intelligent design, is at the very least an important book for understanding a prominent sentiment in the United States Johnson, a lawyer and philosopher, decided to examine the arguments of naturalistic as opposed to theistic evolution from a forensic trial law standpoint Really, though, it seems that Johnson is employing a philosophical framework and using law as a rhetorical packaging, so that he can talk about weighing testimony and rendering verdicts.Joh [...]

    Jessica
    Read this in colleget sure which edition, but it was definitely a shorter read than the recent offerings of this book Read this back before I knew just how controversial evolution could be From what I recall, this book is boring, poorly written, and naive Johnson takes the lawyerly approach to presenting a case against evolution and the results feel like the word has been reduced to a rickety grade school diorama Johnson most likely focused on word play and arguments based on definitions It see [...]

    Randy
    In a culture that supposedly places a high value on open mindedness and healthy criticism, evolution has somehow been a sacred cow, beyond the reach of serious analysis Dissent has been effectively marginalized through the use of a caricature which assures us that all educated people recognize that evolution is a fact, even if there are in house disagreements about the details We are told that the only dissenters are Biblical fundamentalists who insist on a narrow, literal reading of Genesis and [...]

    Maggie
    a dense book that takes on both extremes the neo darwinists AND the creationists the writer is a lawyer, not a scientist and lets it be known at the beginning that his book is an attempt to examine the rationality and the reasons for both darwin s evolutionary theory and the creationists counter argument totally an amazing read actually i think i m going to have to study this book before i come to a firmer conclusion on where this book informs my already held position on this subject and where i [...]

    Tracy
    This book is a refreshing, logical discussion of why many of the facts of evolution are simply not proven As a child, I had no reason to question evolution Everywhere I encountered it, biology class, museums, weather reports, astronomy lessons was presented as fact, not theory The elaborate artwork that fills museums and books regarding evolution was not presented with a strong caveat It was shocking to learn how experts scientists defended evolution, even when faced with huge counterevidence I [...]

    Todd
    This book attempts to discredit Darwin s theory of evolution Johnson has done a great deal of research on the subject and his arguments can t be pushed aside lightly If nothing else he points out Darwinism for what it is, a faith system that does not require God As a layperson I found some of the scientific data a little overwhelming at first I had to go back and reread several chapters before I was able to truly understand his arguments Overall I enjoyed this book.

    Bill Nohmer
    We know so little about it Darwinian evolution that many christians think it is possible God used evolution in creation Phillip E Johnson takes a courtroom approach to his investigation examination of Darwinian evolution and concludes If it were on trial, it would LOSE.

    David Gilley
    Excellent legal like discussion regarding the theories of Darwin and how they can be broken down.

    Cormacjosh
    An interesting and thought provoking work of criticism which makes its points intelligently without sounding like a stereotypical advocate for intelligent design This book was a gift from my now late co worker Seth Williamson, and it has his notes, marks and comments in pencil throughout It was somewhat comforting to encounter them because his opinions were documented, it was like having a conversation with someone I wasn t expecting to be able to have.

    Josh Crews
    The author is not a Phd biologist, but rather and keenly interested in evolution origins law professor at Berkeley He very well cross examines molecule to man evolution worldview that affects Western culture daily He makes the case really well and for me delivered the intellectual fatal blow to evolution when I was a young Christian.

    Ryan
    The book that launched the Intelligent Design movement After reading this, you ll never look the same way at the shallow Darwinistic dogma you get in the average news story of high school science textbook.

    Karla Goforth Abreu
    Full of information concerning fossil records, genetic, and molecular evidence, and such The author writes as a lawyer, and stands face to face with the likes of Dawkins, Darwin, Gould, and others Researched and well written.

    Griff
    Execellent and objective.

    Nikhil Gupta
    Regnery Gateway Publication Year 1991Place Washington USA Pages 188, indexPhillip Johnson is a professor at the University of California s prestigious Boalt Hall School of Law His book has attracted a lot of attention, reportedly selling 40,000 hard back copies Darwin on Trial is an antievolution book, not a scientific creationism book this book certainly establishes his credentials It complements the anti evolutionism of the scientific creationists, and provides fuel for those who want to get e [...]

    Michael
    I read this immediately after finishing Richard Dawkins The God Delusion , so it s been interesting to compare the books.It struck me a long time ago that some evolutionary scientists were saying fairly absurd things in response to identified improbabilities in the theory I noticed it once when reading what was obviously a completely imaginary narrative about the evolution of flying squirrels, for example They often seemed to think that the ability to propose any explanatory story, no matter how [...]

    Alan
    I ve always wanted to read this book because of its acclaim among the Christian apologetics community I was certainly not disappointed by this highly thoughtful and articulate critique on Darwinian evolution While there is much that can be said, the most compelling chapters were the ones that dealt with the reality of Darwinian evolution being treated like a religion and less like a science.Meaning, Darwinian evolution has slowly become inscrutable among the scientific elite and those that devi [...]

    Yogy TheBear
    I recommend this book to anyone from both sides or other side of the debate.The fact is that what we see as science today, mainly the academic body, have a double body of knowledge One is what we the average person receives at school ,TV , magazines and even in culture This one is watered down , simplified, presented as complete, sensationalized and dramatized Just watch how science is presented on the big science channels The other body is for academia only There you have the real debates and c [...]

    Jimmy
    This is probably one of the best books on the evolution creation debate that I ve read Philip Johnson uses quotes from the Darwinists themselves to show that their arguments simply don t hold up to the scrutiny of logic Mr Johnson also brings out the bias that is prevalent in the evolutionists way of thinking The chapter on prebiological evolution is a good example of their bias They have no explanation of how biological life could have emerged naturally from the nonliving chemicals on their ver [...]

    Ian
    Detoured to this book because of a mention in Nancy Pearcey s Total Truth Johnson s thesis is that Darwinism has received prevalent acceptance because it is a convenient thesis for those with a prior commitment to philosophical naturalism, not because of the strength of the evidence He does a fantastic job of showing that Darwinism is not especially well supported by any of the available empirical evidence, and much evidence runs contrary to it Darwinism survives because it has become the sacros [...]

    Mark A Powell
    The theory of evolution, Johnson claims, has to do with a predetermined commitment to life explaining ideas that have no room for supernatural much less divine influence This has resulted in a philosophical, not scientific, framework that automatically excludes anything foreign to its underlying belief system Though generally out of its depth when addressing scientific components of Darwinism, this book s strength lies in its unmasking of naturalism as a philosophical system, not primarily a sc [...]

    Purple Wimple
    Oh my, I have long suspected, but did not know, how rocky the supposedly scientific case for evolution is The explanations given me in college and high school never seemed complete enough to warrant the case closed verdict accompanying them But Johnson makes a devastating case that the scientific community is in a victory lap without ever playing the game.The arguments repeatedly given by scientists form a unanimous non sequitor, to be charitable It s systemic fraud, to be frank Has Johnson s a [...]

    Noel Adams
    Fantastic A must read for anyone who is a true believer in Darwinism or has a sneaky suspicion that Darwinism is not good science Very readable to a non scientist like myself, and Johnson deftly points to all the scientific controversies surrounding this philosophies about our beginnings Loved, loved, loved it Truly interesting were the doubts voiced by Darwin stalwarts like Ruse or Gould You ll end this book understanding the one thing we CAN know for sure about Darwinism it is a religion.

    Valerie Sauve
    Very interesting and thoughtful critique of Darwinism Up until this point, I always thought only Christian Fundamentalists did not believe in the Darwin s Theory of Evolution Some thoughtful scientists and others question the lack of scientific evidence and empirical science behind the theory yes a theory, not a proven fact Leaves the reader with questions than answers and they are excellent questions.

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