Monday, June 1, 2009

Wiker's New Book

The history and philosophy of science, as they relate to theories of origins, are largely sympathetic to evolution. The history of how Darwin's theory arose and its subsequent acceptance often carries with it the implicit assumption that evolution is true. Many questions that a curious historian would naturally explore if evolution was viewed merely as a theory, rather than a fact, go unasked. Likewise, important philosophical issues are left untouched because, if evolution is true they are less interesting. All of this helps to fuel a climate of anti intellectualism. But there are some historians and philosophers who are willing to suspend the assumption that evolution is true. One such scholar is Benjamin Wiker and you can see his new book, The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin, here.