Thursday, 23 June 2011
World magazine: ”The more we learn about our genome, the less tenable Darwin's theory becomes.”
World magazine chose two books that challenge theistic evolution as its books of the year.
Darwinian evolution is an interesting story: the more we get to know about it, the less credible it sounds.
A soon-to-be published issue of World magazine examines theistic evolution. Editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky quotes Jonathan Wells, who has a PhD in molecular and cell biology:
“Instead of supporting Darwinian evolution, the new DNA evidence actually undercuts it. Indeed the more we learn about our genome, the less tenable Darwin's theory becomes. [Francis] Collins is clinging to a 'Darwin of the gaps' position that becomes more precarious with each new discovery."
World is one of the best-known popular Christian magazines. It chose two books that challenge theistic evolution as its books of the year: Should Christians Embrace Evolution? (InterVarsity Press, 2009), a collection of essays edited by Norman C. Nevin, and God and Evolution (Discovery Institute Press, 2010), a collection edited by Jay W. Richards that approaches the issue from an intelligent design perspective.
Nevin’s book is a response to the views of Denis Alexander, and Richards and his co-authors primarily challenge the views of Francis Collins.
World has chosen an approach that differs considerably from the path Christianity Today has embarked on. The magazine upholds the authority of the Bible– even against theistic evolution.
Olasky, Marvin. 2011. Books of the Year. World (the July 2 issue).