Review of Miller’s “Only a Theory”

My review of Ken Miller’s book “Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul” is available here at InsideCatholic

Miller’s book is available from Amazon here.

From my article:

“And that leads into the main weakness of his book: his apparent blindness to the dangers of the “evolutionist” movement. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a high school biology teacher who uses Miller’s impressive biology textbook from Prentice-Hall as my primary text for instructing students. I can attest that Miller’s concern about scientific ignorance is entirely valid. I’ve actually had students ask me, “Since the Bible tells us how God did it, why do we need to study science?”

But in identifying that problem, Miller ignores the far greater danger of evolutionism, as represented by the likes of Richard Dawkins – the harrowing realization of Dostoyevsky’s Ivan Karamazov: If there is no God, then anything is possible. His argument that evolution need not be an anti-religious theory is certainly true, but it nevertheless continues to be the primary weapon atheists use to attack religious faith.”

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