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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Shermer Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Michael Shermer/John Wagner Studios Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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In Why Darwin Matters, Michael Shermer, the best-selling author of Why People Believe Weird Things, the publisher of Skeptic magazine, and a monthly columnist for Scientific American, decodes the facts of evolution and shows how natural selection achieves the elegant design of life.

Shermer, once an evangelical Christian and a creationist, argues that Intelligent Design proponents invoke a combination of ad science, political antipathy, and flawed theology in their new brand of creationism. He refutes their pseudoscientific arguments and then demonstrates why conservatives and people of faith can and should embrace evolution. Why Darwin Matters is an incisive examination of what is at stake in the debate over evolution. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin St.Clair | 2/11/2014

    " Never hurts for more ammo against the ID crowd..not being a biologist, listening to Behe or Meyer and Dembski can seem "Intelligent" and indeed they are, well the people are smart, but seemingly scientifically flawed the more we, smart scientists like above , Dawkins etc, look into their work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/11/2014

    " Excellent arguments but parts are way too technical for many of the dolts who don't believe that evolution is a proven fact of biology. I guess the author was really aiming his book for scientists to give them arguments to use. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/7/2014

    " Shermer stands out by handling his opponents with a friendly tone despite handling greatly controversial issues, blending a clear and witty writing style with copious and methodical research. A must read for all sides. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lelu | 1/27/2014

    " This is a well done book that is entertaining and well organized. I only give it three stars because it's pretty basic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 1/26/2014

    " A well outlined argument that ends with Why Science Matters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/22/2014

    " Shermer lays out a clear case that ID is merely re-packaged creationism and is lacking in any significant science content. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Javier Santillan | 1/20/2014

    " A concise overview of the issues for the thinking person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon Bristow | 1/20/2014

    " It's good facts, but way too dry in comparison to some of Shermer's other work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare | 11/28/2013

    " This book is brief and to the point, and is written in Michael Shermer's trademark dense but fascinating style. It's a very important book for anyone interested in the evolution/creation/ID debate to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 11/21/2013

    " This book is wonderful!! It really sheds a lot of light on the theory of intelligent design, and debunks it as a scientific theory. It is such an easy read, anyone scientist or not can really get into this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holden Attradies | 11/19/2013

    " I listened to this as an audio book, and it usually takes me two or three goes through one of those to really pick everything up. Plus I finished the second half of it while I was sick so I think I'll wait to write a review till I give it a second, better listen... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 2/23/2013

    " One of his better books, but not nearly as good as Monkey Girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 8/28/2012

    " Shermer is the kind of aethist that a Christian could bring home to momma. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Michael | 6/9/2012

    " Shermer brilliantly dissects the Intelligent Design arguments and shows them to be creationism disguised as pseudoscience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 4/11/2012

    " A good, subjective view on to the scientific method and non-evolutionary approaches to Darwin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conor | 11/19/2011

    " Nice succinct summary of the issues, though the last chapter on ;legitimate evolutionary controversies reads as a bit rushed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Prithvi Shams | 10/31/2011

    " This book isn't very informative, merely touches on the very basics of evolutionary theory. After putting down the book, I didn't feel like I learned more about evolutionary theory than what I already knew before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wes | 10/13/2011

    " This book is an excellent primer for those interested in learning about the dangers of creationism in our schools. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 8/26/2011

    " not bad, does not add much to the debate "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Baker | 6/13/2011

    " I wasn't interested in some of the chapters, but some were fantastic (especially "Science Under Attack". It was a lot easier to read than I expected and I am glad I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronald Vasicek | 6/3/2011

    " How can anyone believe in Intelligent Design? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 3/3/2011

    " A readable precis of how evolution is superior to creationism, with conciliatory gestures toward traditional religionists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lamesalmon | 2/12/2011

    " Not something I needed convincing of, but a nice encapsulation of some of the secular/scientific arguments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 12/27/2010

    " Great book! Very easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C | 8/13/2010

    " Nice succinct summary of the issues, though the last chapter on ;legitimate evolutionary controversies reads as a bit rushed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 4/6/2010

    " Well laid out critical thinking, examining beliefs of both creationists and evolutionists - an important scientific book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 4/6/2010

    " Shermer lacks knowledge of evolution & Intelligent design. The book was a waste of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marvin | 1/18/2010

    " Shermer may not be making any new arguments in the debate between evolution and Intelligent Design but this small book does the best job in articulating the questions, the weapons and the battlefield. Three and a half stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 9/17/2009

    " I thought the book was written well, and brought some nice research and evidence against anything my family blindly believes :) It seemed a little redundant about 2/3rd's of the way through (maybe I just got bored). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 9/8/2009

    " Excellent arguments but parts are way too technical for many of the dolts who don't believe that evolution is a proven fact of biology. I guess the author was really aiming his book for scientists to give them arguments to use. "

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