August 4, 2004 | David F. Coppedge

Book Review

In his daily Breakpoint commentary, Chuck Colson briefly reviews William Dembski’s new book Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing.  Colson was especially taken by the interchange between David Berlinski and the pro-Darwinists.  It led him to think, “Suffice it to say, after reading this chapter, and better yet this book, you’ll realize that Darwinism is in for a grilling like none it has experienced before.  And it’s about time.”  He also mentions this unusual factoid from another chapter:

Another new name is Edward Sisson, an attorney who used to direct avant-garde theater.  His chapter sheds some much needed light on the Scopes trial.  For example, did you know that the very textbook from which Scopes taught advocated eugenics and promoted racism?  Indeed, it divided humanity into five races and ranked them in terms of superiority, concluding with “the highest type of all, the Caucasians, represented by the civilized white inhabitants of Europe and America.”  This is the book Darwinists insist Scopes had a right to teach?

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