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Dean Koontz on Stephen Meyer’s Darwin’s Doubt: “Writes Beautifully,” “Marshals Complex Information as Well as Any Writer I’ve Read”

Having been interrupted by Stephen King’s unexpected endorsement of intelligent design, I turn now to his bestselling colleague Dean Koontz. For Mr. Koontz’s own thoughts on ID, you need to read his 2009 novel Breathless. About Darwin’s Doubt, Mr. Koontz says this:

Meyer writes beautifully. He marshals complex information as well as any writer I’ve read and far better than most. This book — and his body of work — challenges scientism with real science and excites in me the hope that the origin of life debate will soon be largely free of the ideology that has long colored it.

Of course, in the debate about intelligent design, it’s the science that really matters; but it’s good to have my own evaluation confirmed that Darwin’s Doubt is also a piece of extremely effective science writing. Again, as with Stephen King, you really have to hand it to Koontz for coming out this boldly.
Finally, I have just been advised that our deadline on the pre-order discount is even firmer and more unforgiving than I realized. It will end at close of business for us on Friday. That is, 5 pm Pacific time, 8 pm Eastern. Only at DarwinsDoubt.com.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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