Defeating Darwinism By Opening Minds
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-- A more accessible treatment of many issues covered in Darwin on Trial and Reason in the Balance.-- Teaches good thinking habits to help readers sort out arguments in the creation-evolution debate.-- Introduces basic issues in the evolution debate.-- Nontechnical and easy to understand without oversimplifying the issues.-- Advice for avoiding common mistakes and identifying deceptive arguments.With All of the Complicated Scientific Debate swirling around the topic of evolution, is there an easy way to understand the basic issues without oversimplifying? Phillip Johnson says there is: the key to defeating the false claims of Darwinism is to open our minds to good thinking habits. Here is first-rate advice on avoiding common mistakes in discussions about evolution, understanding the legacy of the Scopes trial, spotting deceptive arguments, and grasping the basic scientific issues without getting bogged down in unnecessary details.In the bestselling and critically acclaimed Darwin on Trial and Reason in the Balance, Phillip Johnson exposed the misleading claims of evolutionary naturalism. Defeating Darwinism provides a new and powerful treatment of these issues for high-school students, parents, teachers, pastors, youth advisors and ordinary readers. Johnson aims not just to defeat a bad theory, but to defeat it in the right way -- by opening minds to the truth.
A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School, Phillip E. Johnson served as law clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court and taught law for more than thirty years at the University of California, Berkeley where he is professor emeritus.
For the last decade Johnson has also been at the forefront of the public debate over evolution and creation. He is recognized as the leading spokesman for the intelligent design movement, and he has taken his message to such places as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Johnson travels frequently to speak at conferences and with television and radio audiences. He has appeared on Chuck Colson's Breakpoint, on Business News Network's Consumer Hotlineand on James Dobson's Focus on the Family,"among other shows.
Johnson is an advisor to the Discovery Institutes Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture (Seattle, Washington). His Books include Darwin on Trial (1993); Reason in the BalanceThe Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education (1998); The Wedge of TruthSplitting the Foundations of Naturalism (2002); The Right QuestionsTruth, Meaning & Public Debate (2004); Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds. and most recently Against All Gods: What's Right and Wrong About the New Atheism. (2010)