Item description for Exposing Darwinism's Weakest Link: Why Evolution Can't Explain Human Existence by Kenneth Poppe...
Overview With a special gift for helpful analogies, good examples, and clear explanations, the author blows the lid off Darwinian myths surrounding issues about the origin of man.
Readers will find author Kenneth Poppe a knowledgeable, easy-to-follow guide as he focuses on the origin and nature of the species called "Homo sapiens"--man.
Presented with energy and humor, this up-to-date resource pulls no punches in its conclusion. All aspects of humanity that make us unique among life-forms, argues Poppe, were designed and implemented at the will of a supernatural Being. This is where the evidence points.
With a special gift for helpful analogies, good examples, and clear explanations, the author blows the lid off Darwinian myths surrounding issues like evidence for prehistoric man structures and behaviors thought to be remnants of earlier evolutionary steps the beginning of speech the origin of morality
"Highly readable for anyone with a general background and superb for students and parents, as well as homeschoolers and educators who wish to present a complete picture of origins science."
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736921257 ISBN13 9780736921251
Reviews - What do customers think about Exposing Darwinism's Weakest Link: Why Evolution Can't Explain Human Existence?
Garbage, deserves zero starts. Sep 11, 2009
These things independently confirm taxonomy and the Phylogenetic tree based on the fossil record: Ecology, heredity, embryology, anatomy, retroviral markers, cladistics. A real science book would talk about them and so would any serious rebuttal.
He spends all of chapter 1 declaring victory. Chapter 2 is a confused look at various scientific concepts that have nothing to do with evolution and he begins to ramble about science as a conspiracy. Chapter 3 abandons all scientific pretext and just decides what is designed and what isn't. Chapter 4 is a misunderstanding about probability and science. Scientific laws are not selectively applied based on probability. What is chemically possible is chemically possible (period!) Chapter 5 is about the golden ratio... it was like a chapter from another book was put in by accident. Chapters 6&7 were baffling pages out of a 3rd grader's "Did You Know?" book. Chapter 8 displays an ignorance of both analogy and taxonomy. Chapter 9 includes either the 5th appearance of each of these lies: there are no transitional fossils to account for human evolution no new genetic information can be added
The author tries to push the idea that the only evidence for evolution is in the fossil record and even after that he still makes things up.
I will reiterate my point: A real book discussing evolution would have discussed any of the several disciplines that independently confirm evolution.
Engaging but more than a little disappointing May 12, 2009
I must say to start with that there were certainly some excellent points that the author drew attention to. However, I feel compelled to warn any potential readers that he has a forceful style that leaves something to be desired. It reeks of bias and is emotionally charged. While I personally believe in design, his dogmatic manner turns me away. His arguments were not as well established as I have come to expect from other ID writers. The presentation made me feel like I was back in High School being spoon fed a little science and a whole lot of conjecture. Most every other ID author I have ever read is far more dignifying to their readers. If someone was on the fence and this is the book they chose to pick up to read then they would come away thinking that they were just 'churched-at' from cover to cover. I was interested in reading more on the hominid fossil record after reading Bill Bryson's 'A Brief History of Everything'. While Bryson meant to present a case for the record, I believe that he did more to destroy that case than Poppe did. Poppe's speculation on the Creative Days of Genesis is way out there. There is liberal and then there is LIBERAL. His interpretation of the Hebrew word for 'breath' is more consistent with Jewish superstition than it is with scriptural context. Ultimately, the resources that Poppe used in his research are great books. In particular, David Stoves's 'Darwinian Fairytales' attacks Darwinism in ways that are quite unconventional and affective.
Hard Fact. Jun 23, 2008
I believe this subject is of prime importance because of the implications of the answer. If Darwin is right and we are descended from the sludge to monkeys and into man than we are little more than animals who rely on instinct, souless and without a future. There is no good and evil, and we can hardly be held accountable for our actions since we are nothing more than apes who can communicate through speech. On the other hand if there is a larger plan for us and a Creator than we have a hope and a future, and we are held to a higher standard. It is a social, scientific, moral, and religious issue.
Thank God pure science is on the side of Creationism.
I believe this book and others like it NEED to be read by those who are bombarded by the religion of Darwinism day after day in the nations school system and in the media. It will help provide a clearer picture for those who are undecided and give ammunition for those who believe we are more than intelligent banana eaters.
The book itself can be a hard read at times. As the stage is set early in the book the author seems to bounce around between points he is trying to make, making it somewhat disjointed. He really hits his stride in the middle and will provide the reader with some "wow" moments as he drives home truths that a Darwinist would be hard pressed to combat. Although many of his points are somewhat technical in nature, you can tell they are well researched and based on cold hard fact instead of conjecture. I must point out that Mr. Poppe does have what might be termed a different take on the timeline for creation, one that some may not agree with but that he certainly makes an interesting case for. The end of the book has a geologic timeline and a list of resources for those interested in more on the subject.
In all I found the book "Exposing Darwinism's Weakest Link" to be extremely well researched by an expert and it contains a variety of valid arguments.
Fresh look at intelligent design Jun 16, 2008
Exposing Darwinism's Weakest Link by Kenneth Poppe is the latest book promoting Intelligent Design (without ever using that term) in the Christian canon. The reviews on this site about this book fall into two categories: Christians raving and giving it 5 stars, and evolutionists poking holes in the book and giving it one star. I hope that my review will be a bit more balanced. I have a difficult time reconciling the six days of creation in the Bible with the billions years of fossil history, and this is a true struggle for a Christian. I have a logical mind; I seek out facts, analyze data, and look for answers based on what I find. That's an exceptionally difficult job in the world of evolution/creationism. Most books are apologetics for either side without giving credence to any opinion other than theirs. Dissenters are considered idiots with no ground to stand on. I enjoyed reading Poppe's book, because as a science teacher, he has a better understanding of what recent discoveries are and what science (without distortion) says. I find his view of creation to be very credible: days weren't necessarily 24 hour increments, so the big bang, and development of creatures found in the fossil record stand as accurate. However, evolution as explained by die-hard Dawinists doesn't stand up to the actual fossil record. Poppe uses several examples to prove his point, some of them using statistics that were a little over my head. My one complaint with the book is that Poppe gets a little vitriolic at times, falling into the same trap as previous apologists. He talks down to anyone having a differing opinion than his own, and even though I agree with him, it grated on my nerves. The Christian community needs a book like this written without bias or anger toward the opposition in order for them to read it without feeling attacked. Poppe is a very intelligent man who makes understanding creation and intelligent design easier for Christians, and I am grateful for all that I learned from this book.
Thought-provoking Jun 10, 2008
"Exposing Darwinism's Weakest Link" by Kenneth Poppe is a fascinating book that attempts to reconcile the creation account of Genesis with modern day geology. This work is filled with intelligence and thought-provoking facts, yet it is written to be understandable. The author proves, in my opinion, that there is more than one weak link in the theory of evolution.
My favorite parts of this book include the timeline that broke down scientific theory to fit into each day of creation, the limited list of relevant resources that provides the comments of the author on various resources cited in the book, and the incredible quotes that head several of the chapters and sections of the work. There is also a valuable index of terms so that the reader can easily look up specific topics to read about. Perhaps this should be taught in school...