“Darwinism was once a well-fortified castle, with elaborate towers, moats, and battlements….Today, however, it more closely resembles a house of cards, built out of flimsy icons rather than hard evidence, and liable to blow away in the slightest breeze.”
—from Darwin’s House of Cards
Yes, Hank! The notion that mere matter and blind chance can account for the wonders of creation and conscious life is transparently absurd to those who haven’t succumbed to the materialists’ Darwinian dogma. The collapse of Darwin’s flimsy house of cards is long overdue, and I’m more than eager to see it crumble. Please send me the resources I’ve selected below, and use my gift to equip fellow believers to fight the good fight:
Darwin’s House of Cards
In this provocative history of contemporary debates over evolution, veteran journalist Tom Bethell depicts Darwin’s theory as a nineteenth-century idea past its prime, propped up by logical fallacies, bogus claims, and empirical evidence that is all but disintegrating under an onslaught of new scientific discoveries. Bethell presents a concise yet wide-ranging tour of the flash points of modern evolutionary theory, investigating controversies over common descent, natural selection, the fossil record, biogeography, information theory, evolutionary psychology, artificial intelligence, and the growing intelligent design movement. Bethell’s account is enriched by his own personal encounters with of some of our era’s leading scientists and thinkers, including Harvard biologists Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin; British paleontologist Colin Patterson; and renowned philosopher of science Karl Popper.
Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines (60 minute DVD with 44 minutes of bonus content)
Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines tells the story of Michael Behe’s transformation from mild-mannered biochemist to orthodoxy-challenging revolutionary through the publication of his path-breaking book challenging Darwinian evolution, Darwin’s Black Box. It also explores the rise of the broader intelligent design movement in biology, the attempt to silence supporters of intelligent design in federal court, and the eventual vindication of the ideas of Behe and others during the last decade. The documentary features new interviews not only with Behe, but with philosophers of science Stephen Meyer and Paul Nelson, molecular biologist Douglas Axe, microbiologist Scott Minnich, political scientist John West, and a noted European scientist who recently announced his support for intelligent design in part because of the work of Michael Behe.