Saturday Series
Discovery Institute

Textbooks of the living dead

Books | Disproven foundations of evolutionary theory continue live on in biology class
by Jonathan Wells
Posted 5/26/18, 11:32 am

If you’ve fallen for tree-of-life charts or lectures on how eyes slowly evolved and how “god” (if there were one) botched the job, you’ve fallen for zombie science. The same goes if you applauded science illuminati who waxed on about “junk DNA” and thought “vestigial organs” had no purpose.

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Photo courtesy of John R. Erickson

Mabel and Buck

Essay | Remembering my imperfect but remarkable grandparents
by John R. Erickson
Posted 5/19/18, 03:07 pm

Mother’s Day in May and Father’s Day in June are major card-selling and gift-giving holidays, but National Grandparents Day in September is virtually ignored. That’s too bad, because without grandparents we wouldn’t have those holidays to celebrate.

Here’s a humble proposal: Why not move Grandparents Day to April so the commemorations would be in proper genealogical order? Here’s WORLD’s contribution to that effort: John R. Erickson, author of 70 beloved Hank the Cowdog books, writes here about his grandparents Mabel and Buck. —Marvin Olasky

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The destructiveness of modern Darwinism’s echo chamber

Books | Addressing the crisis created by the alienation of science from culture
by J. Scott Turner
Posted 5/12/18, 09:07 am

J. Scott Turner’s Purpose and Desire is a good book to give to a Darwinist who is just starting to wonder whether he’s pledged allegiance to the modern version of the geocentric solar system: “Hmm, the new data undermine it, but add an epicycle here, a few fixes there, and some tweaks on the fixes, maybe that will work.” Turner raises deep questions with a measured tone that will entice scientific materialists to look in the mirror and wonder what they’re missing.

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