Last week ago in Two Items from the Discovery Institute, we mentioned a couple of minor matters the Discovery Institute was blogging about. One of them was what appeared to be an unpromising work by Douglas Axe of Biologic Institute. As you know, the Biologic Institute is the Discoveroids’ captive research lab. We were told:
Axe argues that the key to understanding our origin is the “design intuition” — the innate belief held by all humans that tasks we would need knowledge to accomplish can only be accomplished by someone who has that knowledge. For the ingenious task of inventing life, this knower can only be God.
Axe’s book is Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed (Amazon listing). There wasn’t much we could say about such an intellectual undertaking, so we let the situation speak for itself.
But now, at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog, we read Doug Axe’s Undeniable Not Yet Out, Tops Amazon’s Organic Evolution List; See the Trailer Now. It was written by David Klinghoffer, a Discoveroid “senior fellow” (i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist), who eagerly functions as their journalistic slasher and poo flinger. We’ll give you a few excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis.
Not bad. Here’s Doug Axe’s new book, Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed, not out for another month and a half but it’s already had the distinction of hitting #1 on Amazon’s Organic Evolution list: [screen shot of info from Amazon].
To find that screen shot — where the book now appears as number 2, not number 1, you need to go to Amazon’s list of best sellers, then select the catagory “Science and Math,” and from there select “Evolution,” and from there click on “Organic.” You’ll see it listed in that sub-sub category. Let’s read on:
Note that Dr. Axe is right ahead of Steve Meyer’s Darwin’s Doubt, which in turn is right ahead of Richard Dawkins’s The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. That’s good company, and a satisfying threefold juxtaposition in itself.
Dawkins’ book is now listed as number 1 in that category, and it was originally published in 2010. Let’s wait and see how Axe’s book is doing after six years. Anyway, Klinghoffer continues:
Meanwhile, here’s the trailer where Axe briefly discusses the validity of intuition that “life is designed” …
You’ll have to go to Klinghoffer’s post to see it. Then he tells us that we can pre-order the book before it’s released on 12 July, and if you do, they’ll throw in three books from the prestigious Discovery Institute Press. How can you turn down a deal like that?
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