Darwin on Trial

  • by Phillip E. Johnson
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Darwin's theory of evolution is accepted by most educated Americans as simple fact. This easy acceptance, however, hides from us the many ways in which evolution - as an idea - shapes our thinking about a great many things. What if this idea is wrong? What if "evolution" is just a word that covers up scientific ignorance of how the wonders of the living world could have been created? Berkeley law professor Phillip Johnson looks at the evidence for Darwinistic evolution the way a lawyer would - with a cold dispassionate eye for logic and proof. His discovery is that scientists have put the cart before the horse. They prematurely accepted Darwin's theory as fact and have been scrambling to find evidence for it - mostly unsuccessfully. As the evidentiary difficulties have piled up, scientists have clung to the theory out of fear of encouraging religious fundamentalism, and in the process have turned belief in Darwinism into their own religion.

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If you are looking for well thought out arguments?

What made the experience of listening to Darwin on Trial the most enjoyable?

The clear and precise way that the arguments are made, what you would expect from a Lawyer though.


What other book might you compare Darwin on Trial to, and why?

None, it is pretty unique in its premise. Take the arguments to support evolution and 'put them on trial'.


What about Frederick Davidson’s performance did you like?

Yes, very clear and he spoke as though her too were a man of law. Set the scne for the books contents very well.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really, the whole book seeks to show that whilst the Theory of Evolution is accepted as fact, there is actually very little evidence to support that proposition.


Any additional comments?

Whilst the authour can not be said to be impartial, the case put forward is very clear and precise as one would expect from an authour with a legal background.

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- Mr GA

The inability of Darwinian Evolution

This book showcases the fact that darwinian evolution lacks the very component whereby it claims to operate; the addition of new information to the genome. Written by a professor of law with an interest in the debate. A Christian but not a Young Earther. Whilr not an expert in science, is in the fiel of debate and understands the tactics used by those who want to convince others of their position.
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- The Kinsella Bunch

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-12-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.