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Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design
by Thomas Woodward
Baker Books, 2006
(224 pages, $14.99, paperback)

reviewed by Louis Markos

The intelligent design (ID) movement has come a long way since Phillip E. Johnson’s crusading book, Darwin on Trial (1991), challenged its readers to question not only the science behind Darwinian (macro) evolution but also the academic-political-media establishment that dismisses as “unscientific” any discussion of origins that does not adhere religiously to the dogma of scientific naturalism.

Johnson’s call was heard by Michael Behe, who, in Darwin’s Black Box (1996), argued that Darwinian (naturalistic) evolution was incapable of . . .

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Louis Markos is Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World Like a Romantic Poet; From Achilles to Christ; Heaven and Hell, and The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (children's novels in which his children become part of Greek mythology and The Iliad and The Odyssey).

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