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2.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Benjamin Wiker Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781455195992
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In the 150 years since the publication of Origin of Species, Charles Darwin’s reputation has wavered between two extremes—secular saint or heretic. But the truth is much more complicated than that. While he was by all accounts a kind and virtuous man, Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection has been one of the most destructive ideas in history.

So who is Charles Darwin? What did he really believe—and what did his research really prove? Laying out the evidence and sound scientific arguments, Wiker offers a critical analysis of Darwin’s theories as well as the social, scientific, and religious implications of his work, illuminating the inevitable truth about Darwin’s powerful, yet ultimately poisonous, legacy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Benjamin Wiker sets forth an examination of Charles Darwin the man, as opposed to the public legend. This short production is more along the lines of a spirited and unreferenced essay than a scholarly treatise, and, therefore, works well as an audio experience.”

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  • “Ben Wiker’s brilliant biography of Charles Darwin sheds more light on the contrast between Darwin the kindly man and the chilling logic of his theory than anything I have read. I highly recommend it.”

    Phillip E. Johnson, professor of law emeritus University of California, Berkeley and author of Darwin on Trial

  • “Benjamin Wiker’s compelling account of the life of Darwin treats its subject as too few biographers do—not as an icon, not as a devil, but as a man. Very highly recommended.”

    Michael Behe, PhD, author of Darwin's Black Box

  • “Ben Wiker brilliantly demonstrates that Darwinism (which is not the same as ‘evolution’) is atheism masquerading as science. And like its intellectual cousin, Marxism, Darwinism has deeply corrupted our civilization.”

    Jonathan Wells, PhD, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

  • “Books about Charles Darwin and his theory too often they try to make Darwin into a secular saint, unworthy of criticism, or else they try to demonize him. Wiker avoids these extremes. All readers, regardless of their views on biological evolution, will have much to learn about the man and his ideas from this important biography on the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth.”

    Guillermo Gonzalez, associate professor of physics, Grove City College, and coauthor of The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery

  • “Being myself one who has been both a hard-headed atheist evolutionary and a Bible-thumping creationist it is truly a joyous relief to finally have such a clear, brilliant, and balanced presentation of Charles Darwin’s life, beliefs, and motives. Cutting away the myths from both sides, Dr. Wiker enables us to finally see the man for who and what he really was. A must read, and on top of this, a thoroughly good read.”

    Marcus Grodi, host of EWTN’s The Journey Home

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 7/4/2012

    " Good short bio, not afraid to knock Darwin off his pedestal and recognize and show that his intent was to destroy Christianity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Russeller | 12/23/2011

    " Not impressed. The author argues both anti-science ad anti-religion in an attempt to discredit Darwin, then makes ridiculously broad and unsubstantiated claims of modern culture's abuses of Darwinism. All without any new evidence. A painful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loura | 5/7/2011

    " Wiker does a good job in keeping his goal not to either demonize Darwin, or raise him to "secular sainthood". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael | 8/29/2010

    " Nothing new, standard anti-science rant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 8/14/2010

    " A very balanced biography. Not the evil genius that can be promoted by the one side and not the put-upon saint of the other; but a nice guy with VERY bad ideas and agenda who didn't think 'his theory' all the way through. I enjoyed it. "

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About the Author
Author Benjamin Wiker

Benjamin Wiker received his PhD from Vanderbilt University and has taught at Marquette University, St. Mary’s University, Thomas Aquinas College, and Franciscan University. He now writes full time as a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He has written several books including 10 Books That Screwed Up the World, 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read, Worshipping the State, The Darwin Myth, and Answering the New Atheism (co-authored with Scott Hahn).

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.