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Phillip E. Johnson

Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds

The Author Who Put Darwin on Trial Returns with Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds

For decades, Christians have felt voiceless in the critical debate over evolution. Until now. Finally, ordinary Christians have the opportunity and the resources to defeat the false claims of Darwinism.

In his bestselling and critically acclaimed Darwin on Trial and Reason in the Balance, Phillip Johnson took on the academic elites and exposed the misleading claims of evolutionary naturalism. Now, in Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds (132 pages, cloth, 0-8308-1362-4, $15.99; paper, 0-8308-1360-8, $9.99), he provides a new and powerful treatment of these issues for high-school students, parents, teachers, pastors, youth advisors and all concerned citizens. He provides first-rate advice on avoiding common mistakes in discussions about evolution, understanding the legacy of the Scopes trial, spotting deceptive arguments, and grasping basic scientific issues. In so doing, he shows how ordinary people can defeat the false claims of Darwinism the right way_by opening minds to the truth.

Phillip Johnson is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Chicago. He was a law clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court, and has taught law for thirty years at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Darwin on Trial and Reason in the Balance.

Praise for Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds:

"Johnson feels his successful antievolution books, Darwin on Trial (1991) and Reason in the Balance (1995), are more complicated than parents and teachers need to prepare students to take on the evolutionists. Hence, this shorter version of his overall thesis that also advises how to debate evolution. Johnson first makes clear what he perceives the real adversary to be: a dogma that insists life arose solely by chance and that denies contrary evidence a hearing. He then counsels believers to avoid such common mistakes as retreating from theism to deism (and so transforming a continuously creative God into an uninvolved First Cause), to learn to spot faulty analogies and other forms of poor logic, to know the soundest scientific data casting doubt on classical evolution, and to persist_for, he says, the days of Darwinian hegemony are numbered. He firmly believes and seeks to persuade readers that his ultimate causes, aside from religious faith, are freedom of inquiry and the opening of now closed minds." --Booklist

"Phillip Johnson is our age's clearest thinker on the issue of evolution and its impact on society. This book is a superb introduction for high school and college students --and their parents and teachers-- who want to come to grips with the underlying philosophy of modern society." --Michael Behe, author of Darwin's Black Box

"If everyone who is seriously involved with education, science and/or religion were to read this book, it would do more than any other book I know of to relieve the tensions between the religious right and the scientific and religious left." --Huston Smith

"No one has better exposed the flaws, fallacies and myths of evolution than Phillip Johnson." --Chuck Colson

To read excerpts from the book, press HERE.

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