Item description for Darwinism Under the Microscope: How Recent Scientific Evidence Points to Divine Design by James P. Gills, Tom Woodard & R. T. Kendall...
Overview Here is an exciting wake-up call to the world that offers shocking scientific evidence that our living systems were designed by a creator and not a fluke of evolution. This book offers helpful and insightful information about what to say to evolutionists. It shows how to present the evidence, facts and truth--right down to the nuts-and-bolts complexity of the cell, which scientists now know cannot evolve. In these pages, readers will also find historical debates between Darwinian evolutionists. This book is written in easy-to-understand terminology for parents, laymen and teachers to use as a resource and tool of explanation.
Publishers Description Did you know...The claim that "science and faith are enemies" is a myth? The discovery of DNA and its genetic code points squarely to a designer of the universe? The fossil record is a gigantic embarrassment and "headache" for evolution? Darwin's theories are based ultimately on philosophy, not on science?Brace yourself for a scientific earthquake Strange "tremors" are now coming from science labs. As researchers uncover new levels of astonishing complexity within the cell, they suddenly face a shocking conclusion: Darwin was wrong. This sophisticated complexity could not arise by change; it must have been designed.Darwinism Under the Microscope probes the exciting "Darwinism vs. Design" debate that is making headlines. It lays a scientific foundation for "divine design" and equips the reader to discuss the topic intelligently...even with professors One of the book's contributing authors, biologist Michael Behe, has done revolutionary work on the cell's tiny molecular machines. His "evidence of design" in Darwin's Black Box triggered an ever-expanding global controversy. Using Darwin's own pass-fail test, Behe concludes: "Darwin's theory has absolutely broken down."Darwinism Under the Microscope explains the "breakdown" and provides the knowledge and skill to share this breaking news with the next generation.
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Studio: Charisma House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Sep 26, 2002
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 0884199258 ISBN13 9780884199250
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More About James P. Gills, Tom Woodard & R. T. Kendall
James P. Gills, M.D., is the founder and director of St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In addition to earning a reputation as the most experienced cataract surgeon in the world, he has dedicated his life to restoring more than physical vision. Dr. Gills has been a prolific author of books with spiritual topics for many years. His books include "Exceeding Gratitude for the Creator's Plan; Believe and Rejoice; Overcoming Spiritual Blindness; Resting in His Redemption; "and" God's Prescription for Healing."
James P. Gills currently resides in Tarpon Springs, in the state of Florida. James P. Gills was born in 1934.
Reviews - What do customers think about Darwinism Under The Microscope?
wow. Feb 8, 2006
Hey Jim, Opinions are great! And yours is just adorable.
Evolution is a belief which takes more faith than creationism to believe. You say "facts are facts" while the evolution cornerstone belief of human existance beginning 200+ million years ago is based on an assumption(!) that the African ape and the human race have a common ancestor 5 million years ago.
Wow. What a belief. Have you even studied anything since 1997? What do you think 'mitochondrial Eve' is all about? Amazing how it's so closely dated to the Biblical Eve, eh?
Also, the fossil record! The fossil record is perfectly consistent with sudden creation if one does not assume (which will be hard since it's the golden rule of evolution) uniformitarianism and evolution to start with. The whole reason the theory of punctuated equilibrium was invented was because the fossil record was more consistent with sudden creation than gradual evolution; evolutionists needed an excuse for it. Darwin himself, about 150 years ago, predicted, in his book, that if his theory were true, there should be innumerable fossil creatures in the ground showing the change from one form of organism to another. To him, the fossil record should be full of smooth transitions and transitional forms. But even in his time no such smooth transitions were found. Instead, even up until now, the fossil record is known to show abrupt appearance of animals, which stay generally the same before disappearing the same way they appeared. That is known as stasis.
"blah, blah, blah... has evolved over billions of years from simpler forms."
Ok- for the sake of your argument we'll pretend that is true... now: were did those simpler forms originate? Something cannot be created out of nothing no matter how many years back you want it to go. The theory also states that the universe is eternal... eternal is largely correlated to time, therefore it cannot be used to describe something that is not affected by time. Matter is affected by time, so that something that has always existed must not be matter. It is immaterial, for matter would surely decay and cease to exist. Hmm, how bout that.
"if it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." - Darwin (Origin of Species, 6th ed. (1988), p. 154)
Educate yourself on irreducible complexity, then study the flagellum. Or even study the bombardier beetle, which could not have possebly evolved into its current state without blowing itself up in the process.
I hope you someday have the honor of meeting Mr.Gills or Mr.Woodward so you may explain to them your great and magnificant insight.
Note: You're a Christian (non-ignoramus of course!) yet you believe the theory of evolution, which is opposed to the Bible. Well how about that. Evolution is also rasist due to Darwin's reasoning that the 'white race' is superior to the 'black race' because of the latter having thicker skulls, smaller brains, and flatter noses, thus more closely resembling the appearence of the ape. Christiany however belives in one race- the human race. Learn the law of noncontradiction.
*sigh* Just another 'Christian' who's been fed watered-down versions of the gospel and finds it more convienient to pick and choose what to believe based on their own man-centered philosophy of the world. What an insult to the work of Christ and God's ultimate sovranty.
Snake oil. Dec 8, 2005
Wake up folks. This guy is a snake-oil salesman who's trying to pull the wool over your eyes by picking and choosing certain things to "prove" his points while ignoring the vast amount of irrefutable research supporting evolution. Darwin proposed his theory in the mid-1800's. Well after 150 years, the jury is in. Evolution is a fact supported by reams and reams of research. Guess what? The world isn't flat. The sun does not revolve around the earth. And the universe, earth and the life on it were not "created" in six days a few thousand years ago. Get over it. Life, including human beings, has evolved over billions of years from simpler forms. Facts are facts. It's done. Accept it. We can observe evolution occurring in insect and microbe populations. That's not theory. That's observable fact. Where do you think new flu strains and antibiotic-resistant bacteria come from? The creation story in the bible is based on fables handed down by superstitious Middle-Eastern nomadic tribes living thousands of years ago who did not have any idea of scientific concepts. We have no such excuse to propagate ignorance in the world in which we now live. What? Do you think all the thousands of scientists in the hundreds of research institutions have been just sitting around in their offices, staring at the walls, making this stuff up in some vast 150 year long conspiracy against religion? It's all based on hard work and research, folks, unlike "intelligent design" or "creationism" which are simply willful ignorance. What true scientific research supports "intelligent design"? How is it that atomic research, biochemistry and geology, amongst other scientific means and discoveries that have come about since the 1800's - which Darwin could not have known about - all support the concept of evolution? Do we know everything about evolution at this point? No. Some of the blanks have yet to be filled in. Some never will be. So what. We don't know everything there is to know about atomic physics yet either. Does that mean atomic theory is entirely wrong? We know enough about physics and evolution to know for a fact both atoms and natural selection exist. Nothing has been shown to scientifically invalidate the concept of evolution. Nothing. And arguing about "Darwinism" is ridiculous at this point anyhow because his initial theories have been refined since he first wrote them. If you're going to argue it, then argue about the modern understanding of evolution, not the initial theory prior to the tremendous amount of supporting research that has come afterward. It's not about one guy named "Darwin" folks. Besides, he didn't even come up with the idea completely on his own anyhow. Lamarck initially proposed biological change through time prior to Darwin. Another naturalist, Wallace, came up with the idea of natural selection at about the same time. Darwin happened to be first to publish. This author and all those who want so-called "creationism" or "intelligent design" taught in school science classrooms should be ashamed of themselves for encouraging the teaching of ignorance to children. Teach what you want in a religious classroom. I don't care. But shame on anyone for telling children that religious fables are equivalent to scientific fact. By the way, I am a Christian. (Yes, it is possible to be a Christian and not be an ignoramus).
A revealing and enjoyable read Aug 30, 2005
Neo-darwinism (the synthetic theory) is not only stone-cold dead, it's already 6-foot under. Jeff Levinton completed his second edition of 'Macroevolution' in 2003. Atheist Peter Forey of London's Natural History Museum reviewed it in the Journal of Paleontology 77(1). On p. 200 Forey gloomily concluded, "Do not expect answers." No creationist could say it any better. A 617-page book on macroevolution, and one should not expect answers - and that's why macroevolution should be taught as fact in American (taxpayer-paid) public schools.
As a creation zoologist, I'm delighted to review this since I personally know several of the contributors. I have a dear pastor-friend on the island of Trinidad who worked in Dr. Gills' eye clinic in Florida years ago. Dr. Gills had my Pastor, David 'Turning Point' Jeremiah of SMC Church, fly out to speak to his clinic staff over a decade ago.
[A full three-quarters of my review was somehow lost in the transition - I have no time to retype it. Buy this book]
Very good overview Feb 21, 2003
I skimmed this. It seemed to have a very good overview of current findings in various fields of science that either point toward intelligent design or against evolution. It has an extensive, annotated bibliography of very recent books for further reading.