We don’t write much about Michael Denton, a Discovery Institute “Senior Fellow.” At their article on him, Wikipedia says:
Denton’s most prominent book, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, inspired intelligent design proponents Phillip Johnson and Michael Behe.
The Discoveroids have a new post about him today at their creationist blog: Denton’s Children of Light Forthcoming; Join Us at Seattle Book Launch! It has no author’s by-line Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Have you ever considered how our tiny corner of the universe somehow cradles fragile mankind? [No, not really.] In the newest book in his Privileged Species series, Dr. Michael Denton explores the convergence of properties of visible light that allow intelligent life to flourish on earth.
Ooooooooooooh! Visible light makes our life possible! The Discoveroids say:
Children of Light: The Astonishing Properties of Sunlight that Make Us Possible builds on previous titles by Denton.
Here’s the book’s Amazon listing. The price is only $14.95 in paperback, and for that you get 166 pages. It’s published by the Discovery Institute — which means it’s essentially a vanity press book. There are no reviews yet at Amazon.
The Discoveroids tell us about Denton’s earlier works:
In The Wonder of Water (2017), he examined how water is specially equipped to allow life to flourish on our blue planet. Its unique properties allow it to fill countless roles throughout the biological world — forming the matrix of our cells, regulating the temperature of our planet, and so much more.
Ooooooooooooh! They continue:
Fire-Maker (2016) hones in on one particular aspect of our planet’s special fitness for humans: the ability to make and harness fire. From computers to airplanes to life-giving medicines, the technological marvels of our world were made possible by humanity’s use of fire. This ability to harness fire, Denton argues, was itself made possible by an array of features built into the human body and the planet.
Actually, Denton has a point there. If Earth were just a water world, something like intelligent octopi might possibly evolve, but they couldn’t develop much technology. There may be lots of worlds like that in the galaxy, but we couldn’t detect their intelligent inhabitants from afar. Let’s read on:
Sufficiently intrigued? [Oh yeah!] Children of Light is forthcoming in October. Join us for the book launch at Seattle Pacific University on October 2nd to hear Michael Denton present on his new title, and answer questions from the audience.
Wowie — what an opportunity! Another excerpt:
The book will also be available for a discounted price, and you’ll have the opportunity to have it signed by the author himself! [Gasp!]
Here’s the best news:
This event is free [Whoopie!], but space is limited and registration is required. You can register at this link.
We’re omitting the registration link, but if you want to attend this amazing event — and who wouldn’t? — you can click over there to find it for yourself. We’re outta here!
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