Today we suspect that we have another addition to our series about Self-Published Geniuses, where we bring you news of authors with a vanity press book in which the author claims to have made paradigm-shattering discoveries, and announces his work by hiring a press release service.
Our uncertainty is because we don’t have a press release. Instead we learned about this via a tip from one of our clandestine operatives, who told us about an announcement from Liberty University, the bible college founded by Jerry Falwell. Their headline is Biology professor dissects evolution, creationism in new book Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Liberty University Professor of Biology Dr. Daniel Howell, Ph.D., is challenging the widely held notions that evolution is science and creationism is religion in his latest book, “Sometimes Deceived: How Evolutionists Have Led Us Astray.”
Here’s the book’s listing at Amazon: Sometimes Deceived: How Evolutionists Have Led Us Astray. Hey — it’s only $16.95 in paperback! Amazon says the publisher is “Blue Ridge Books.” We’ve searched, but we can’t find that outfit. There are several bookstores with “Blue Ridge” in their names, but no publishers. Maybe it’s a name used by Liberty University. We don’t know.
Although we don’t have an actual press release, nor do we have confirmation that the book was published by a vanity press, we are nevertheless including it in our collection. Let’s find out what else Liberty University says:
His book seeks to shed light on the fallacies and deceptions that undergird the world’s theory of our origins and show Christians why they should reject Darwinism and fully embrace creationism with confidence.
Isn’t that wonderful? Let’s read on:
He explains that prior to the evolution position, atheists could reject God and the traditional creation story, but they had no replacement. He said Darwin and his colleagues supplied answers as to how life on Earth was started, but “it was nothing less than a full-scale attack on the Judeo-Christian establishment of the Western world.” By crafting a new creation myth for the atheist’s worldview, he explained, Darwin “filled the proverbial vacuum that Nature so abhors, an accomplishment perhaps even bigger than discovering the origin of biological species.”
Wowie — Darwin crafted a new creation myth for the atheist’s worldview. What an evil monster! After that, Liberty University tells us:
“Darwinism is not something Christians can blithely dismiss as the folly of a few academics in their Ivory Towers,” Howell writes. “It is the atheistic worldview empowered by the recent invention of its own creation myth. It’s a worldview that now shapes our culture and thus every aspect of our lives.”
The students at Liberty University are fortunate to have such a brilliant professor on the faculty. The news story continues:
Revealing how poor definitions and faulty logic have complicated the origins debate, Howell explains the differences between empirical science and historical science, objective/empirical facts and conceptual/philosophical facts, and correspondent truth and coherent truth. Howell also argues that firmly understanding the differences between empirical and historical scientific methods is absolutely crucial to rightly interpreting scientific studies on origins and their results. The vast majority of evolutionary scientists do not understand historical science or outright reject it as a creationist’s tool, he said.
Yes — scientists are illogical! They don’t understand the difference between empirical science and historical science. For more information on this vital subject, see Answers in Genesis Explains Science to Us. Here’s one more excerpt:
Using Darwinists’ own words, Howell shows how evolutionists conflate historical science and empirical science (intentionally or not) for the purpose of bolstering the evidence for biological evolution. He contends that virtually all of the evidence for evolution is based on conceptual/philosophical facts that are merely coherent with the Darwinist’s worldview.
So there you are, dear reader. Go ahead — buy the thing. You can’t go wrong.
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