What's Darwin Got to Do with It? A Friendly Discussion About Evolution  -     By: Robert Newman, John Wiester
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What's Darwin Got to Do with It? A Friendly Discussion About Evolution

Inter-Varsity Press / 2000 / Paperback

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What's Darwin got to do with it? When it comes to evolution, quite a bit! But many people don't understand Darwin, creationism and intelligent design. Here's a book that makes sense of it all!

A group of scholars, teachers, writers and illustrators have teamed up to create an easy-to-read, cartoon-style introduction and critique to this important issue. You'll enjoy the lively and funny conversation that unfolds between two professors and they explore what science can explain about life. You'll find out what logic has to do with it. You'll see whether the changing beak sizes of Galapagos Islands finches prove Darwinism. And you'll enjoy the adventures of Darwinian superstars "Mutaman" and "Selecta." There's more to it all than you ever thought. But this witty and wise book makes it easier to understand than ever before!

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 156
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830822496
ISBN-13: 9780830822492
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What's Darwin got to do with it? When it comes to evolution, quite a bit! But many people don't understand Darwin, creationism and intelligent design. Here's a book that makes sense of it all! A group of scholars, teachers, writers and illustrators have teamed up to create an easy-to-read introduction and critique to this important issue. You'll enjoy the lively and funny conversation that unfolds between two professors and they explore what science can explain about life. You'll find out what logic has to do with it. You'll see whether the changing beak sizes of Galapagos Islands finches prove Darwinism. And you'll enjoy the adventures of Darwinian superstars "Mutaman" and "Selecta." There's more to it all than you ever thought. But this witty and wise book makes it easier to understand than ever before!

Author Bio

Robert C. Newman earned the Ph.D. in astrophysics from Cornell University an M.Div. from Faith Theological Seminary, and an S.T.M. from Biblical Theological Seminary. He is emeritus professor of New Testament and Christian Evidences at Biblical Theological Seminary and director of the Interdisciplinary Biblical Research Institute. Newman has also been national president of the Evangelical Theological Society (1996). He is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, for which he formerly chaired the commission on creation. He is coauthor with Herman Eckelmann of (InterVarsity Press). Newman is an expert in Christian apologetics, especially at rebutting arguments that claim to show the incompatibility of Christian faith with science. Wiester is an instructor in biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He has also written Moneymaker is a teacher, curriculum designer and writer. She and her husband, Jonathan, operate Readable, Ink, a writing services company in Seattle, Washington. She is also a fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture. Moneymaker is a cartoonist and illustrator. He and his wife, Janet, operate Readable, Ink, a writing services company in Seattle, Washington. He is also a fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture.

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  1. Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Quick, fun read while making clear points
    October 17, 2012
    Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    "What's Darwin Got to Do With It?" is an apologetic about scientific and logic problems with some of the commonly used "proofs" for macroevolution. The book is a quick read due to the cartoon-format (drawings with dialogue bubbles). It's appropriate for high school level on up, though probably middle schoolers could also understand it. The book covered topics like natural selection (moths and bird beaks), missing links (lack of transitional fossils, the Cambrian Explosion), common skeleton features between animals, information found in DNA, and irreducible complexity.

    The book didn't deal with the question of the age of the Earth or universe. In one frame, the intelligent design gal mentioned millions of years in a way that sounded like she didn't contest that (rather than saying it in a way that sounded like she meant "even by your own standards of time..."). I believe in a young universe.

    Still, I like to use this book as a way to introduce people to these problems with marcoevolution because it's a quick, fun read while still clearly explaining the points. It is an introduction level, though, so it's not really for people who feel they are experts on the issues. I'd recommend this book to people unfamiliar with the issues and who don't want to spend much time learning about them.
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