Monday, May 21, 2007

Darwin theory unfit for survival

Transcript of today's show:

Just out in bookstores is a new book called ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design’. In an irreverent style, author Jonathan Wells opens the book with a stinging criticism of Darwin’s evolution theory, which he claims is erroneous and incomplete. He then serves up a valiant defense of Intelligent Design theory, which he says science has unfairly rejected. In his effort to set the record straight, Wells concludes that Darwin theory is simply unfit for survival.

Sound Off: Science & Faith. Our point/counterpoint regulars Shelley (the voice of science) and Peter (the voice of faith), comment on the story.

The Voice of Science: Shelley Greene, Ph.D., comments:
Jonathan Wells and the Intelligent Design community can refute Darwin theory in book after book, yet this will not legitimize their frail and contrived pseudo-science. Until ID 'scientists' produce a shred of scientific evidence for their theories in peer-reviewed publications (and ID peers and publications alone will not cut it, guys!), Intelligent Design will not join the ranks of science, but remain a quackery and most clever disguise for a creationist agenda.

The Voice of Faith: Peter Williamson, M.Div., comments:
Wells is a courageous voice for Christian orthodoxy. He has unwaveringly challenged a scientific theory that is conjecture at best. Yes, Darwin theory IS unfit for survival, and the road upon which we will disprove Darwin and ultimately remove it from schools and textbooks, will be paved by the likes of great men like Wells and his colleagues.