Evolution denial doesn’t always spring from religion. Anthropologist Barbara J. King explains why Tom Wolfe’s new book on speech requires careful scrutiny.
http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap2_2.htm: Beyond Natural Selection
NPR and Coyne are not reliable on the subject of evolution. You MUST consider the basic issue of the failure of natural selection statistically as an explanation. The inability of the sci community to be clear and honest on the point is almost beyond belief, and the result has totally confused everyone.
The issue obviously exposes the darwinian account of human evolution along with the whole legacy of darwinism. Wolfe thus has a right to denounce ‘evolution’. I think he is wrong there because I think the term ‘evolution’ applies with a different kind of theory. But the issue isn’t clear cut at all. The human riddle is too elusive for anyone to claim that science even has a handle on it. And it is high time that intellectuals in the general culture, like Wolfe, tried to publicize the inadequacies of darwinism. If scientists won’t do it, then someone else has to do it.
And the question of the ‘design’ argument won’t go away. It is likely to fall to ‘atheists’ to do the design argument because the confusion over biblical theology has confused the whole subject.
We should recommend looking at Enigma of the Axial Age for its discussion of the design argument.