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Old November 12th, 2012, 03:42 AM   #361
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Amazon.com: The Greatest Hoax on Earth? Refuting Dawkins on Evolution (9781921643064): Jonathan Sarfati PhD: Books

Richard Dawkins is the world's best-known champion of both atheism and its intellectual underpinning, particles-to-people evolution. His latest book, The Greatest Show on Earth: the evidence for evolution is touted as an unanswerable challenge to those who believe in divine creation. In the past, he says, he has assumed evolution; this time he lays out in one major book the evidence for evolution (and its corollary, vast geological ages). Now scientist, chess master and logician Jonathan Sarfati Ph.D. FM goes head to head with Dawkins in this full-on rebuttal, The Greatest Hoax on Earth? Refuting Dawkins on Evolution. Sarfati is no lightweight opponent; his Refuting Evolution at over 500,000 in print is the biggest-selling creationist book ever. In his crisp, highly readable trademark style, Sarfati's sheer competence relentlessly erodes each of Dawkins' claims and in the process, exposes the logical fallacies and even some of the dubious tactics employed. It's precisely those who feel smug in the belief that all the intellectual firepower is on the side of evolution who most need to read Sarfati's book if only to understand better why it is that there are thousands of scientists and intellectuals today who are convinced that biblical creation outguns evolution in a fair science showdown, stripped bare of rhetoric and ideological 'noise'.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #362

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You're actually going to spend money on that?

What's the likelihood of every serious mainstream scientist being wrong about evolution when there's a plethora of evidence available for Deep Time ranging from tree rings, fossils, polar ice, sea bed drillings and archaeopteryx with feathers?

And the Christian theory, at its most fundamental level, boils down to the statement "magic man did it".

It's beyond preposterous.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #363

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You're actually going to spend money on that?

What's the likelihood of every serious mainstream scientist being wrong about evolution when there's a plethora of evidence available for Deep Time ranging from tree rings, fossils, polar ice, sea bed drillings and archaeopteryx with feathers?

And the Christian theory, at its most fundamental level, boils down to the statement "magic man did it".

It's beyond preposterous.
The person needs to read the reviews before they buy the book. I've read them in the past. Several people SOUNDLY refute the claims made by the author. I thought this review was very thorough (scroll up and then read the follow ups below). He calls out the author on numerous problems in the book. The funny thing is that the author replies to his (and other comments) with nothing but immature name calling. Someone even points out: "In my personal view, a ready recourse to written/verbal abuse usually suggests that the author does not yet have a compelling rejoinder to points made to him at his fingertips..." When the reviewer calls him out on quote mining and shows specific examples in the follow up comments, the author totally ignores the charges and then starts accusing him of quote mining. All of the author's comments have been voted down because people can see through his deception. Some are hidden by amazon because they are voted so low.
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The person needs to read the reviews before they buy the book. I've read them in the past. Several people SOUNDLY refute the claims made by the author. I thought this review was very thorough (scroll up and then read the follow ups below). He calls out the author on numerous problems in the book. The funny thing is that the author replies to his (and other comments) with nothing but immature name calling. Someone even points out: "In my personal view, a ready recourse to written/verbal abuse usually suggests that the author does not yet have a compelling rejoinder to points made to him at his fingertips..." When the reviewer calls him out on quote mining and shows specific examples in the follow up comments, the author totally ignores the charges and then starts accusing him of quote mining. All of the author's comments have been voted down because people can see through his deception. Some are hidden by amazon because they are voted so low.
That was pure entertainment
I like this stickler guy. No-nonsense, straight-to-the-point and he kept his cool. That Sarfati guy should stop playing scientist, though.
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