Ben Stein has done the unthinkable. He has become an advocate of something that our academic institutions and the gatekeepers of accepted Science absolutely will not tolerate. He has advocated freedom of inquiry. How dare he suggest that PhDs in mathematics, physics, and genetics be allowed to question the dogma of the scientific elite? Doesn’t he know that Science is about unquestioning acceptance of the theories of our predecessors? Where would we be if Newton and Einstein had the audacity to question the accepted theories of their day?
Probe Ministries has published an excellent DVD based study on Intelligent Design called Redeeming Darwin: Discovering & Declaring a Designer. The study guide that goes with it lists the following recommended books and videos:
Bohlin, Ray, ed., Creation, Evolution and Modern Science. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 2000.
O’Leary, Denyse, By Design or by Chance? Minneapolis, Minnesota: Augsburg Press, 2004.
Pearcey, Nancy, Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 2004.
Strobel, Lee, The Case For A Creator. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2004.
Wells, Jonathan, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, Washington DC: Regnery, 2006.
Woodward, Thomas, Doubts about Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2003.
Woodward, Thomas, Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2006
“Having been a sounding board for Ann Coulter, on chapters 8-10 of GODLESS), I’m happy to see the entire book now that it is out. Ann is taking Phillip Johnson’s message as developed in DARWIN ON TRIAL and REASON IN THE BALANCE and bringing it home to the masses. Critics will dismiss it for its hyperbole, lack of nuance, and in-your-face attitude. But she has the gist just right, which is that materialism (she calls it liberalism) dominates our culture despite being held by only a minority of the populace and has become an agenda among our elites (academy, scientists, media) for total worldview reprogramming. Close to half the book is devoted to science and evolution. I cannot help but feel that GODLESS will propel our issues in the public consciousness like nothing to date. Phillip Johnson’s DARWIN ON TRIAL took ten years to sell 300,000 copies. I expect Ann will sell more than that in ten weeks.”