Item description for Dismantling Evolution: Building the Case for Intelligent Design (Examine the Evidence) by Ralph Muncaster...
Overview Based on current advances in genetics, astrophysics, microbiology, and other sciences, it should have been discarded years ago! In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, Ralph Muncaster investigates evolution and natural selection. This book helps people understand the facts that refute evolution between species and the scientific evidence that supports creationism--and the divine creator.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.38" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2003
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736904646 ISBN13 9780736904643
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More About Ralph Muncaster
Dr. Ralph O. Muncaster, a former skeptic of the Bible, is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Contemporary Christian Faith (w ww.iccfaith.com). A frequent lecturer at colleges and churches, he has authored A Skeptic's Search for God, Dismantling Evolution, and the Examine the Evidence(R) series of belief-building booklets.
Ralph O. Muncaster currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Dismantling Evolution: Building the Case for Intelligent Design (Examine the Evidence)?
The Sound of Sense Dec 30, 2006
I was extremely disappointed with this book; I was expecting to read something truly confrontational, and instead was greeted with this sorry excuse for "dismantling" evolution. It's not often that a book makes me sigh in frustration at nearly every flawed paragraph; it's nothing we haven't heard yet, and it's poorly written. I seriously don't recommend anybody with a serious scientific education to purchase this work; its two-hundred and forty pages of misguided mental fugue that you would expect a somewhat bright highschooler to come up with after his first biology class. This book captures nearly all the typical anti-evolution/pro-creationism arguments; Darwin's personal beliefs, the watchmaker analogy, the notion of a soul, etc; all of which are somewhat naive. Also included are some verifiable scientists who share his ideas (not included is, of course, the number of much more reputable scientists who don't). Genetics is almost completely by-passed. The bridge metaphors are tiresome but he cannot stop talking about them, because it's the only thing he seems to know a lot about. The mathematics argument caught my attention; but when he actually got down to the probability, if turned out to be fluff (and that was in one of the appendixes; I had to trudge through the whole book to finally realize my leg was being pulled). I expected more, Ralph O. Muncaster. The book's dedication is a carefully executed nerve-pincher to "the many esteemed scientists and mathematicians" without whose fine work "we could never fully recognize the impossibility of neo-Darwinian evolution" and "never fully appreciate the glory of God." This is the best-written part of this book. There are a few launches into fictional stories that are completely irrelevant and fail to arouse any kind of emotional response due to the sheer lack of good writing. Mr. Muncaster's "dismantling" has more gaping holes than any theory could ever summon up; congratulations. "The Bible itself, interestingly, is strong evidence for a being- an intelligent designer- from beyond space and time.(pg 239)" Case closed on basis of religious bias. If vague statements from Ephesians are stronger evidence than genetics, we are obviously not dealing with anyone worth listening to. Why is it that they are all die-hard Christians, and why is it that they are all bad writers? As for the writer's question of "Which bridge would you rather cross?"; I would prefer one cobbled from shreds than one imagined out of thin air.
Building or burning bridges? Sep 22, 2006
I found it amusing that a reviewer, Pattyo, states that anyone giving this book four or more stars must have a low IQ. Pattyo, what's your IQ? Feel comfortable posting that on the Internet for everyone to see? What advanced degrees do you hold, that you can make such a bold statement without actually providing any evidence from the book (or anywhere else) to suggest that all the evidence contained within is simplistic and unworthy of an intelligent person's attention? Is name-calling really the best you can do? How sad for you.
Dangerously misleading! Aug 8, 2005
That's it! It really scares me that people can read this stuff and not question the validity of the material being presented. I generally read books with an open mind... different religions, god(s), worldviews etc; but this book is an insult to anyones intelligence. I'm seriously considering writing a book about religion, because it apparently doesn't matter how much filth, lies, half-truths, and bogus science you put in there people will still buy it! Yes, I'm guilty too... It's one thing to have faith, but at least keep at least a little sense of your reason while doing so! It's probably safe to say that people that rate 4 or higher on this book have a lower IQ than the average. Apparently fancy writing is all it takes to get people to believe in anything. ALWAYS KEEP YOUR REASON FOLKS!
Even less reason and science than similar creationist drivel Apr 19, 2005
Like virtually all other faith based attacks on evolution and promotion of intelligent design or other creationisms, this book presents no evidence or reasoned argument against evolution. Instead it resorts to absurd distortions of fact, logic and probability theory to construct a fallacious case only believable to the scientifically illiterate.
The authors assumptions and conclusions are insupportable via any of the branches of mathematics and science he distorts for his faith based ideological cause.
This book does provide clear evidence of something, namely that the anti-evolution and ID movement are fully willing to destroy the publics understanding of science and reasoned inquiry itself since they cannot find legitimate rational grounds for their attacks.
The real problem with the Theory of Evolution... Feb 19, 2005
... is not necessarily that Intelligent Design offers a much more rational and scientific explanation for the origin of life. As Muncaster explains, the real enemies of Evolution are the sciences of mathematical probability and microbiology. This book takes the Theory of Evolution apart piece by piece by exposing it to the hard light of scientific and mathematical review. As a result, Evolutionary theory is revealed as a complete fraud. Every Christian apologist should commit large portions of this book to memory.