• The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

  • By: Jonathan Wells
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 29-01-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 2.5 out of 5 stars 2.3 (19 ratings)


The latest and most bitterly contested battle in the culture war is the controversy over Darwin and intelligent design. But much of what you've heard about it is wrong. Jonathan Wells, a battle-hardened veteran with doctorates in biology and theology, sets the record straight.In clear, non-technical language, he explains who is fighting whom, the root of the conflict, and the evidence for and against Darwinism and intelligent design. He also explains what is ultimately at stake for liberals and conservatives, Christians and non-Christians, educators, policymakers, and scientists.
©2006 Jonathan Wells; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Holly on 15-03-09

Jonathan Wells definetly biased

I am sorry to say it, but Wells has an agenda, and it's not pro-science. He may be intelligent and intellectually capable of better things, but I cannot believe that he is honest. He means to push Intelligent Design (aka Creationism) as a genuine alternative to real science in schools. Calling evolution "Darwinism" in the title was no mistake, he really means to diminish what has stood the test of time is continuously used to make predictions in biology and drive medical research, the list goes on and on.

My advice is: don't put time into this book without at least knowing what Jonathan Wells is about. Google his name and his association with ID and Ben Stein's movie Expelled. DON'T read this book for an honest comparison between evolution and ID.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 24-09-08

Religion versus science

Here is another book that promotes the religious argument for intelligent design and ignores or misrepresents facts about evolution. Not worth the effort.

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By Luigi on 27-02-08

Poor content

I red a number of Richard Dawkins books, including "The God Delusion" and was looking for a reasonable, rational alternative viewpoint.
Unfortunately there is little to none in the content of this book.

Jonathan Wells does not make an objective analysis of pros and cons of Intelligent Design vs Darwinism, rather spends most of the time moaning about how ID is being discriminated in our times.

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59 of 92 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Larry on 10-01-16

Truth will win out

Very good book. Hadn't heard of ID until a couple of years ago. The proponents of ID work slowly, given their lack of funding, but carefully.
They pretty much prove there is no way eyes , for example, could have just "evolved ". Mr. Wells uses Darwin's own written words to condemn Darwinism to the trash heap of failed theories .
I think the effort of the book is to help persuade the reader to investigate further . If one looks carefully at the arguments of Darwinists , which have a lot of circular reasoning inherent in them, then at the careful, logical reasoning of ID proponents, the choice of whom to accept as truthful is very clear.
ID proponents are very clear in their writings , that they are Not saying there is God behind life in the universe , rather that there is "something " that ordered the universe , and the life in it , rather intelligently.
Their argument is very simple. Darwinism says life progressed one step at a time , over billions of years. ID proponents show it cannot have happened that way. Therefore , Darwinism is all wet, and it's time to look for another, logical way life could have begun.
Further study of the subject is therefore called for, rather than just accepting the "consensus " of the Darwinists, whom, it is pointed out , are mostly Public Employees , afraid their Gravy Train of Public Funding of absurd "research" grants , as well as their lavish salaries , will dry up.
If you are the type that dares to question , you will want to investigate further. I enjoyed the book immensely.
One caveat: this was written in 2005. Time for an update . A new final chapter, perhaps ?

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