>From: RDehaan237@aol.com to Ted Davis
> You wrote <<let me just point to Van Till's book, Science Held Hostage, as
> an ideal example of just this.>> An example of what? A critique of
> evolutionism? It has been a long time since I read Howard's book, and my
> copy is still in storage. But as I recall it, it was a criticism of creation
> scientists, YECs, who were the ones holding science hostage. Howard can
> correct me if I am wrong.
Yes, Bob, I find the selectivity of your memory quite remarkable. The book's
full title is Science Held Hostage: What's Wrong with Creation Science AND
Evolutionism. Please note the last word in the subtitle; it seems to have
slipped your memory. The book has nine chapters. Three of them are highly
critical of vocal preachers of maximal naturalism (which includes
evolutionism). I wrote two of those chapters.
Following is a list of those chapters and other examples of my critiques of
Howard Van Till
SCIENCE HELD HOSTAGE: What's Wrong with Creation Science AND Evolutionism,
by Howard J. Van Till, Davis A. Young and Clarence Menninga (Downers Grove,
IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988).
SCIENCE HELD HOSTAGE, Chap. 8: "A Masquerade of Science" -- a critique of
P. W. Atkins.
SCIENCE HELD HOSTAGE , Chap. 9: "Saganıs COSMOS: Science Education or
"Sagan's COSMOS: Fact or Fancy?" The Banner, January 19, 1981, pp. 12,13.
"Carl Sagan: Master and Mythmaker" The Christian Reader, July/August, 1981,
"No Place for a Small God," published as a chapter in John Marks Templeton,
ed., How Large is God? (Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 1997), pp.
113-136. Contains a strongly critical examination of Daniel Dennettıs book,
Darwinıs Dangerous Idea.
"No Place for a Small God," American Outlook, November/December, 2000, pp.
17-19. (Shortened version of above entry)
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