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release date: Nov 30, 2017
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Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique

The debate about biological origins continues to be hotly contested within the Christian church. Prominent organizations such as Biologos (USA) and Faraday Institute (UK) insist that Christians must yield to an unassailable scientific consensus in favor of contemporary evolutionary theory and modify traditional biblical ideas about the creation of life accordingly. They promote a view known as “theistic evolution” or “evolutionary creation.” They argue that God used—albeit in an undetectable way—evolutionary mechanisms to produce all forms of life. This book contests this proposal. Featuring two dozen highly credentialed scientists, philosophers, and theologians from Europe and North America, this volume provides the most comprehensive critique of theistic evolution yet produced. It documents evidential, logical, and theological problems with theistic evolution, opening the door to scientific and theological alternatives—making the book essential reading for understanding this worldview-shaping issue.

 

Contents:

General Introductions

Philosophical and Scientific Introduction: Defining Theistic Evolution (Stephen C. Meyer)

Biblical and Theological Introduction: The Incompatibility of Theistic Evolution with the Biblical Account of Creation and with Important Christian Doctrines (Wayne Grudem)

Section I: The Scientific Critique of Theistic Evolution

Section I, Part 1: The Failure of Neo-Darwinism

1. Three Good Reasons for People of Faith to Reject Darwin’s Explanation of Life (Douglas D. Axe)

2. Neo-Darwinism and the Origin of Biological Form and Information (Stephen C. Meyer)

3. Evolution—A Story without a Mechanism (Matti Leisola)

4. Are Present Proposals on Chemical Evolutionary Mechanisms Accurately Pointing toward First Life? (James M. Tour)

5. Digital Evolution: Predictions of Design (Winston Ewert)

6. The Difference It Doesn’t Make: Why the “Front-End Loaded” Concept of Design Fails to Explain the Origin of Biological Information (Stephen C. Meyer)

7. Why DNA Mutations Cannot Accomplish What Neo-Darwinism Requires (Jonathan Wells)

8. Theistic Evolution and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis: Does It Work? (Stephen C. Meyer, Ann K. Gauger, and Paul A. Nelson)

9. Evidence from Embryology Challenges Evolutionary Theory (Sheena Tyler)

Section I, Part 2: The Case against Universal Common Descent and for a Unique Human Origin

10. The Fossil Record and Universal Common Ancestry (Günter Bechly and Stephen C. Meyer)

11. Universal Common Descent: A Comprehensive Critique (Casey Luskin)

12. Five Questions Everyone Should Ask about Common Descent (Paul A. Nelson)

13. The Battle over Human Origins (Introduction to Chapters 14–16) (Ann K. Gauger)

14. Missing Transitions: Human Origins and the Fossil Record (Casey Luskin)

15. Evidence for Human Uniqueness (Ann K. Gauger, Ola Hössjer, and Colin R. Reeves)

16. An Alternative Population Genetics Model (Ola Hössjer, Ann K. Gauger, and Colin R. Reeves)

17. Pressure to Conform Leads to Bias in Science (Christopher Shaw)

Section II: The Philosophical Critique of Theistic Evolution

18. Why Science Needs Philosophy (J. P. Moreland)

19. Should Theistic Evolution Depend on Methodological Naturalism? (Stephen C. Meyer and Paul A. Nelson)

20. How to Lose a Battleship: Why Methodological Naturalism Sinks Theistic Evolution (Stephen Dilley)

21. How Theistic Evolution Kicks Christianity Out of the Plausibility Structure and Robs Christians of Confidence that the Bible Is a Source of Knowledge (J. P. Moreland)

22. How to Think about God’s Action in the World (C. John Collins)

23. Theistic Evolution and the Problem of Natural Evil (Garrett J. DeWeese)

24. Bringing Home the Bacon: The Interaction of Science and Scripture Today (Colin R. Reeves)

25. The Origin of Moral Conscience: Theistic Evolution versus Intelligent Design (Tapio Puolimatka)

26. Darwin in the Dock: C. S. Lewis on Evolution (John G. West)

Section III: The Biblical and Theological Critique of Theistic Evolution

27. Theistic Evolution Undermines Twelve Creation Events and Several Crucial Christian Doctrines (Wayne Grudem)

28. Theistic Evolution Is Incompatible with the Teachings of the Old Testament (John D. Currid)

29. Theistic Evolution Is Incompatible with the Teachings of the New Testament (Guy Prentiss Waters)

30. Theistic Evolution Is Incompatible with Historical Christian Doctrine (Gregg R. Allison)

31. Additional Note: B. B. Warfield Did Not Endorse Theistic Evolution as It Is Understood Today (Fred G. Zaspel)

release date: Apr 03, 1995
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The Time Machine (Dover Thrift Editions)
English novelist, historian and science writer Herbert George Wells (1866–1946) abandoned teaching and launched his literary career with a series of highly successful science-fiction novels. The Time Machine was the first of a number of these imaginative literary inventions. First published in 1895, the novel follows the adventures of a hypothetical Time Traveller who journeys into the future to find that humanity has evolved into two races: the peaceful Eloi — vegetarians who tire easily — and the carnivorous, predatory Morlocks.
After narrowly escaping from the Morlocks, the Time Traveller undertakes another journey even further into the future where he finds the earth growing bitterly cold as the heat and energy of the sun wane. Horrified, he returns to the present, but soon departs again on his final journey.
While the novel is underpinned with both Darwinian and Marxist theory and offers fascinating food for thought about the world of the future, it also succeeds as an exciting blend of adventure and pseudo-scientific romance. Sure to delight lovers of the fantastic and bizarre, The Time Machine is a book that belongs on the shelf of every science-fiction fan.
release date: May 16, 2017
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The Time Machine
H.G. Wells, a pioneer in the science fiction genre, produced awesomely imaginative novels whose technologies seem impossibly sophisticated for a writer living in an era before automobiles and the widespread application of electricity. In his work The Time Machine, Wells Time Traveller, a gentleman inventor living in England, traverses first thousands of years and then millions into the future, before bringing back the knowledge of the grave degeneration of the human race and the planet. One wonders if Wells could truly see into the future, as over 100 years after its publication date his visions seem timelier than ever.
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release date: Nov 16, 2017
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The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells published in 1897. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it absorbs and reflects no light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse the procedure.
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release date: Sep 16, 2008
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The Time Machine (Norton Critical Editions)

The Time Machine (1895) is H. G. Wells’s first published novel as well as his most enduring and influential work.

Intrigued by the possibilities of time travel as a student and inspired as a journalist by the great scientific advances of the Victorian Age, Wells drew on his own scientific publications―on evolution, degeneration, species extinction, geologic time, and biology―in writing The Time Machine. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the first London edition of the novel. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations and “A Note on the Text.”

“Backgrounds and Contexts” is organized thematically into four sections: “The Evolution of The Time Machine” presents alternative versions and installments and excerpts of the author’s time-travel story; “Wells’s Scientific Journalism (1891–94)” focuses on the scientific topics central to the novel; “Wells on The Time Machine” reprints the prefaces to the 1924, 1931, and 1934 editions; and “Scientific and Social Contexts” collects five widely read texts by the Victorian scientists and social critics Edwin Ray Lankester, Thomas Henry Huxley, Benjamin Kidd, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), and Balfour Stewart and Peter Guthrie Tait.

“Criticism” includes three important early reviews of The Time Machine from the Spectator, the Daily Chronicle, and Pall Mall Magazine as well as eight critical essays that reflect our changing emphases in reading and appreciating this futuristic novel. Contributors include Yevgeny Zamyatin, Bernard Bergonzi, Kathryn Hume, Elaine Showalter, John Huntington, Paul A. Cantor and Peter Hufnagel, Colin Manlove, and Roger Luckhurst.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

release date: Sep 01, 2016
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H. G. Wells: The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth, and has influenced many others, as well as spawning several films, radio dramas, comic book adaptations, and a television series based on the story. The 1938 radio broadcast caused public outcry against the episode, as many listeners believed that an actual Martian invasion was in progress, a notable example of mass hysteria.
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release date: Sep 18, 2015
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The Island of Doctor Moreau
H. G. Wells called it "an exercise in youthful blasphemy". "The Island of Doctor Moreau" is the account of a Mr. Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man who washed up on the mysterious island home of Doctor Moreau, a mercurial figure who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. Prendick, as an observer and a guest, goes through an induced madness and an existential crisis in his analysis of his host and the bizarre work he's done in this timeless science fiction classic.
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release date: Feb 27, 2018
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2: The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two - A: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
Eleven essential classics in one volume. This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing eleven great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country. This volume contains the following:

Introduction by Ben Bova
Call Me Joe by Poul Anderson
Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr., (as Don A. Stuart)
Nerves by Lester del Rey
Universe by Robert A. Heinlein
The Marching Morons by C. M. Kornbluth
Vintage Season by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (as Lawrence O'Donnell)
And Then There Were None by Eric Frank Russell
The Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer Smith
Baby Is Three by Theodore Sturgeon
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
With Folded Hands by Jack Williamson

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release date: Feb 05, 1992
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The Invisible Man (Dover Thrift Editions)

First published in 1897, The Invisible Man ranks as one of the most famous scientific fantasies ever written. Part of a series of pseudoscientific romances written by H. G. Wells (1866–1946) early in his career, the novel helped establish the British author as one of the first and best writers of science fiction.
Wells' years as a science student undoubtedly inspired a number of his early works, including this strikingly original novel. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the story focuses on Griffin, a scientist who has discovered the means to make himself invisible. His initial, almost comedic, adventures are soon overshadowed by the bizarre streak of terror he unleashes upon the inhabitants of a small village.
Notable for its sheer invention, suspense, and psychological nuance, The Invisible Man continues to enthrall science-fiction fans today as it did the reading public nearly 100 years ago.

release date: Oct 30, 2012
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H. G. Wells: Six Novels
He was the first to popularize the concept of time travel. He disturbed--and fascinated–us with a frightening doctor’s island. He wrote of an invisible man, of men on the moon, and of a war of the worlds. He has influenced countless other writers, artists, and even scientists. H. G. Wells is one of the most acclaimed science fiction writers who ever lived, and five of his classic tales are collected in this book for readers to treasure.

H. G. Wells includes The Time Machine, The Island of Dr Moreau, The Invisble Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, and The Food of the Gods. Readers new to this remarkable author will delight in these amazing stories, while fans of Wells will enjoy the insightful introduction by an expert on the author’s life and work. All will appreciate the leather cover, gilded edges, printed endpapers, ribbon bookmark, and other features on this unique gift book.

No library is complete without the works of H. G. Wells, the father of science fiction!
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