Imperial Science by Louis Markos

Book Review

Imperial Science

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism
by Alvin Plantinga

Oxford, 2011
(376 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

Increasingly over the last two decades, Christians have made great strides in taking back science from those who would misuse it as a tool for fostering a naturalistic view of the universe that renders God either non-existent or irrelevant to life on planet earth. Tired of meekly submitting to the oft-repeated but erroneous claim that unguided Darwinian macro-evolution has been "proven," a growing number of Christian academics have thrown down the gauntlet, calling upon materialist scientists to account for the Big Bang, the fine-tuning of the universe, the Cambrian explosion, the irreducible complexity of molecular machines, and the front-loaded, information-rich nature of DNA.

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Louis Markos , Professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. His 19 books include Lewis Agonistes; Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis; On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis; and From A to Z to Narnia with C. S. Lewis.


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