Sunday, March 21, 2010

Book Review: The Darwin Myth by Benjamin Wiker, PhD

I am in the middle of reading "The Darwin Myth" by Benjamin Wiker, PhD. It is a very readable book, striving to cut away the mythology that atheists have built up around Darwin. These atheists, or Darwinists, promote the myth that Darwin was a devout Christian who studied science, discovered "truth", and then threw off "superstition".

Dr. Wiker points out that Darwin's grandfather, father and older brother were atheists; Darwin was never a believing Christian, and his natural history studies simply entrenched him in his materialist viewpoint.

Also, evolution was not unique to Darwin, not his sole big discovery. Rather, Darwin's grandfather had written a science book about the transmutation of species. Other scientists of the day were discussing the changes of nature, both in geology and biology. What Darwin did was to work very, very hard in order to come up with a theory that carefully and deliberately erased God from science.

The horrors of eugenics of the early 20th century can, in fact, be traced right to Darwin's front door. Yuck.

The main thing for me, though, is that Darwin was always an atheist, and wrote his "On the Origin of Species" from an atheistic viewpoint. It is important for us Christians to realize this, and beware of the propaganda from the atheists who are also scientists who try and claim that science and religion are incompatible.

The heavens proclaim the glory of God, and all Creation is shouting for joy! Amen!

As an engineer who makes my living through the discoveries of science, I find that the study of God's Creation is a never ending source of joy, wonder and cause to worship our wonderful God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

1 comment:

  1. I finished reading "The Darwin Myth" -- very readable and very good. The chapter on Darwinism, Eugenics and the Nazi holocaust was informative; and the chapter on Christianity and Evolution was very lucid. The key is that there is a world view layered onto some science facts called "Darwinism", and then there are the science facts themselves. Christians have no problem with facts -- it is people's interpretations of facts that are at issue.