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Taking Leave of Darwin: A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design
Dec 30 2021
Neil Thomas ways in from across the pond with thoughts found in his new book, “Taking Leave of Darwin: A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design.”
Taking Leave of Darwin: A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design by Neil Thomas. August 2, 2021
University professor Neil Thomas was a committed Darwinist and agnostic—until an investigation of evolutionary theory led him to a startling conclusion: “I had been conned!” As he studied the work of Darwin’s defenders, he found himself encountering tactics eerily similar to the methods of political brainwashing he had studied as a scholar. Thomas felt impelled to write a book as a sort of warning call to humanity: “Beware! You have been fooled!” The result is Taking Leave of Darwin, a wide-ranging history of the evolution debate. Thomas uncovers many formidable Darwin opponents that most people know nothing about, ably distills crucial objections raised early and late against Darwinism, and shows that those objections have been explained away but never effectively answered. Thomas’s deeply personal conclusion? Intelligent design is not only possible but, indeed, is presently the most reasonable explanation for the origin of life’s great diversity of forms.
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