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The Darwin myth : the life and lies of Charles Darwin

Author: Benjamin Wiker
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; New York, NY : Distributed to the trade by Perseus Distribution, ©2009.
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In the 150 years since the publication of Origin of Species, Charles Darwin's reputation has wavered between two extremes--secular saint or heretic. But the truth is much more complicated than that. While he was by all accounts a kind and virtuous man, Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection has been one of the most destructive ideas in history. So who is Charles Darwin? What did he really believe--and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Wiker
ISBN: 9781596980976 1596980974
OCLC Number: 299701905
Description: xii, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A very ordinary boy --
Theology school --
The great adventurer --
Hatching the evolutionary plot --
One long argument, two long books --
Darwin meets his maker --
What to make of it all? --
Darwin and Hitler --
Christianity and evolution.
Responsibility: Benjamin Wiker.
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Instructive and illuminating, The Darwin Myth casts aside Darwinism's politically correct veneer and offers a critical, scientific analysis of Darwin's life and his history-changing theory.  Read more...

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