Theistic evolution vs. Darwinism:agnostic & atheists leaving (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Monday, July 19, 2021, 23:39 (7 days ago) @ David Turell

Antony Flew, a famous atheist philosopher published his book, There is a God, in 2007. And now an English humanist is now an agnostic after reviewing ID material:

"A brilliantly synoptic, dispassionate overview of the controversies that have swirled around Darwin's theory of evolutionary transformation over the past 160 years. The more that science has progressed, argues Neil Thomas, the greater the dissonance between Darwinism's simplistic mechanism and the inscrutable complexities of life it seeks to explain. Thomas's open-minded interrogation of the implications for our understanding of ourselves and our world is masterly and persuasive.

"-James Le Fanu, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

"Taking Leave of Darwin bristles with righteous indignation. Retired British humanities professor and lifelong rationalist Neil Thomas believed the confident claims for Darwinism. Now he knows better. Writing in elegant, erudite prose, Thomas excoriates those who have robbed people of their right to grapple with our mysterious universe as best they can. I highly recommend the book.

"-Michael J. Behe, Lehigh University Professor of Biological Sciences and author of Darwin's Black Box

"Professor Neil Thomas has written a brief, courageous, spirited, and lucid book. It shows the commendable willingness of a committed agnostic intellectual to change his mind about Darwinism, the great contemporary sacred cow, in the face of the large, accumulating body of new evidence against it and also to avail himself of the insights and arguments of intelligent critics of it since the very beginning and across 160 years-including Sedgwick, Mivart, Butler, A.R. Wallace, Agassiz, Max Muller, Kellogg, Dewar, Jacques Barzun, and Gertrude Himmelfarb. His intelligent, non-specialist survey of the contemporary state of the question is enriched by references to the insights of the distinguished philosopher Thomas Nagel and the MD and award-winning science writer James Le Fanu, and by a quite moving rationalist commitment to "follow the argument where it leads," however unexpected and uncomfortable this loyalty to logic and truth has made him. He provides a gratifying and illuminating case study in intellectual courage.

"-M.D. Aeschliman, Professor Emeritus, Boston University, author of The Restoration of Man: C.S. Lewis and the Continuing Case Against Scientism"

Comment: Minds can be opened if ID is researched properly. I did it, and my mind changed. Try it. But it involves reading their material. Use nothing secondhand, which is what I supply here.

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