With his path-breaking book Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, biologist Michael Behe is known around the world for helping to launch the intelligent design movement. But what inspired him?
Behe explains, “Through college and graduate school, I was in an atmosphere that just assumed that Darwinian evolution explained biology. I didn’t have any reason to doubt it.”
But then he read a book that changed his life, and thereby altered the history of science. The book was Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, by geneticist Michael Denton.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of its publication. Denton’s book offered a powerful critique of Darwinian evolution based on science, not religion. It helped inspire a generation of young scientists and scholars who formed what became known as the ID movement.
We have some exciting news to share: Denton, a Senior Fellow with Discovery’s Center for Science & Culture, has been at work on a sequel, titled Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis. The book will not only update and revisit Denton’s earlier work; it also offers a stunning NEW argument showing that the Darwinian mechanism cannot explain the most important features in biology.
This is the cutting edge of the evolution debate. You will never think of biology in the same way again.
The planned publication date for the new book is approaching: January 26, 2016. But we need your help today so we can meet this deadline. We need funds to finish acquiring the illustrations, to do the layout, to do the indexing and final proofing.
What’s more, the complex scientific arguments in this book need to make sense to everyone. To that end, we are working on multimedia projects to be released along with the book, including podcasts and video shorts with Dr. Denton, as well as a brand new documentary featuring the core argument of Denton’s book.
We seek to maximize the reach and the impact of this important new book. This is an opportunity to join with us in advancing a scientific idea that addresses the most vital questions humankind has ever faced. Will you help us in making this possible?
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