"The tragedy of common sense
it that it is not
"Politically correct Christianity
is tolerated but despised.
Full Gospel Christianity is
respected but persecuted."
"If you marry the Zeitgeist
you will soon become widow."
"To reach the source of a river
you must swim upstreams."
(Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
"I note that all those,
who are positive to abortion
already are born."
John Horgan: The End of Science,
Broadway Books, New York, 1997
Horgan is a journalist at Scientific American, perhaps the most famous popular science magazine. After many years of writing about science, he became more and more skeptical towards some scientists' claim that science can explain everything. Modern theories about elementary particles, super strings, time and space and cosmology are becoming more and more bizarre and are extremely difficult to verify. In Horgan's opinion science is more and more transforming into metaphysics and philosophy.
Anthony Flew: There is a God,
Harper One, 2007.
Subtitle: How the world's most notorious atheist changed his mind. Anthony Flew is a world famous professor of philosophy. In his youth he committed himself to the Socratic principle of "following the evidence wherever it may lead". He has written numerous books where he pleads for atheism and has been a "guru" for atheists all over the world. In a famous lecture 2004 he announced that he now accepts the existence of God, "more or less based on scientific evidence". His conclusion is that the origin of the universe and the complex order in the universe can best be explained by the existence of God. According to Flew the biochemical study of DNA has shown, through the almost incredible complexity in the structures that are necessary for producing life, that an Intelligence must have been involved. There is a God reveals for the first time the scientific discoveries and philosophical arguments that turned Anthony Flew from at staunch atheist into a believer.
John F Ashton (edited by): In six days,
Strand Publishing, 1999.
Can any scientist with a PhD believe in the idea of a literal six day creation? In this book 50 scientists from around the world, working in different fields like; physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics etc, say "Yes!" to this to this provocative question. Important questions about the Big Bang Theory, radiometric dating of rocks etc are discussed in detail. Some articles are mainly written for the believer, but some contains very sharp arguments for creation, which shake the very foundations of atheistic materialism.
Michael Behe: Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution,
Free Press, 1996.
Behe is professor in Biology at Leigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His specialty is biochemistry. His work in biochemistry has led him to the conclusion that Life and the different species are the result of "intelligent design". One of his arguments is that "irreducible complex systems" can not be the result of cumulative evolution, as all parts of such systems must be there, and cooperate with the other parts, to make the system work. Examples of irreducible complex systems are the eye and the immune system.
William A Dembski: Intelligent Design,
InterVarsity Press, 1999.
Dembski has a PhD, in Mathematics as well as in Philosophy. In his book he tries to define the characteristics that are signs of intelligent design. The book begins with a historical overview of the evolution of science and philosophy. Dembski's arguments are based on what he calls "specified complexity". Objects that are designed (like watches and cars and living organisms) are both complex and specific. Complexity by itself is not necessarily a result of design. Nor is the fact that an object is specific. But taken together we have a very strong argument that the observed object is the result of design according to Dembski.
Michael Denton: Evolution, a theory in crisis, Burnett Books, 1985.
Michael Denton is a molecular biologist. This classic book gives the reader a thorough but popular overview of Darwin's theory of evolution and arguments against it. His main argument is that Darwin's theory combined with the latest results of genetics, molecular biology etc, can only explain the adaptation of species-microevolution- i.e. small changes in color etc.
Michael Denton: Nature's Destiny,
The Free Press, 1998.
In this book Denton discusses a rather unusual but very interesting topic. The generally accepted opinion is, that if there is life somewhere out there in space, it could differ very much in size, basic body plan, type of biochemistry (life on earth is based on carbon chemistry) etc. Denton shows that this is very unlikely. The physical and chemical properties in our Universe limit how possible life forms could be composed. Denton shows how unlikely the spontaneous emergence of life is, and how many highly improbable circumstances that are required to make the existence of life possible.
Philip E Johnson: Darwin on Trial,
Monarch Publications, 1994.
Philip Johnson, a Berkeley law professor, specializing in the logic of arguments, subjects in this book Darwin's theory to careful scrutinity. His conclusion is that the proofs for Darwinism are incomplete and that the advocates of evolution are not as objective and scientific as they pretend to be. Johnson's book has been taken seriously by many evolutionists and has caused a certain debate among them.
Marvin L Lubenow: Bones of Contention,
Baker Book House, 1992.
The different findings of "hominids", i e prehistoric human beings, are discussed in this book. Lubenow shows that many theories about the origin of Man, that are presented as scientific facts, are instead based on wild speculations and assumptions. The conclusion is that the so called fossils of our ancestors instead are remains of either extinct apes or variations of modern Homo sapiens (i.e. Man).
Richard Milton: Facts of Life,
Corgi Books, 1994.
Richard Milton is neither a creationist nor a Christian. He is a science journalist, who for many years has written articles about paleontology and evolution. Eventually he found more and more flaws in Darwin's theory. He started to scrutinize it, which led to this book. Milton presents lots of hard facts that in different ways contradict the theory of evolution.
Hugh Ross: The Creator and the Cosmos,
Navpress Publishing Group, 1993.
The author of this book is Christian and works in the area of astrophysics. He tries to give the reader an outline of the modern scientific worldview. His ambition is to show the reader that many scientific observations suggest that our Universe is designed.
Robert Shapiro: Planetary Dreams,
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999
Robert Shapiro is a professor in chemistry at New York University and a DNA expert. He is very critical against the different theories for the origin of life. In his opinion, if life was found somewhere else in the Universe, this would show that there is a "life principle". And the existence of such a principle would implicate that our Universe is the result, not of chance, but of intelligent design. If science eventually would be able to synthesize life this would, according to Shapiro, be the ultimate proof that an intelligent designer is needed to produce life.
Jonathan Wells: Icons of Evolution,
Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2000.
A brand new book, "Icons of Evolution" (Regnery, 2000), by molecular biologist Dr. Jonathan Wells highlights how mythology, falsehoods and hoaxes within today's scientific circles pass for evidence of Darwinian evolution.
Icons of Evolution tackles ten of the most prominent arguments neo-Darwinists use as examples of evidence for evolution and shows how each is misrepresented and misused to support Darwin's theory of naturalism.
"Dogmatic Darwinists claim that nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution," said Wells, a Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute's Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture. "Then they misrepresent the evidence to promote their view. The truth is, nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evidence."
In fact, says Wells; "it turns out that the evidence is not evidence at all. Over the past decade known scientific frauds were put forth as evidence for evolution, such as Haeckel's faked embryo drawings and the myth of the peppered moth."
Many leading high school and undergraduate biology textbooks present students with drawings of similarities between fish and human embryos, and claim that these similarities are evidence that fish and humans share a common ancestor. "Embryologists have known for over a century that these drawings were faked," said Wells.
Photographs of light- and dark- colored moths on tree trunks are used to teach students how natural selection altered the proportions of the two forms when trees were darkened by pollution during the industrial revolution. Scientists have known since the 1980s that the moths do not even rest on tree trunks, and all of the pictures have been staged, Wells added. "In "Icons of Evolution" Jonathan has brilliantly exposed the exaggerated claims and deceptions that have persisted in standard textbook discussions of biological origins for many decades, in spite of contrary evidence," said Dr. Dean Kenyon Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University. "He has done us all, the scientific community, educators, and the wider public, a great service."