Seeing the book title Darwin's Doubt at the library, I just had to check it out. Well, it didn't take long to become seething with fury.
The authur, Stephen C. Meyer, is a "creation scientist". Need I say anymore? He spends over 400 pages trying to disprove Darwin or expounding an alternative theory to evolution--"intelligent design".
Admittedly, I skimmed through much of his detailed analysis and conjectures, picking it apart in my mind. I'm a former earth and biology science teacher, and I know a few things about the subject.
One of his prime targets was the Cambrian explosion of life (back 660 mil yrs. And at least, he didn't say the earth was made in 6 days.). Even the great Stephen Jay Gould has written about the bizarre animals of the Burgess shale formation (Wonderful Life), questioning Darwin's slow, steady progression of life forms through natural selection. The bottom line is that Meyer says "God did it". That's his "logical explanation" of punctuated life form changes.
My thought (besides him being ridiculous) is why in the world would some god make so many different Cambrian creatures? What is the purpose? And how about all the rest of the plant and animal kingdom(s)? Nothing is said of the ape to man path, by the way.
So, unless you want a laugh or two, don't bother with reading it. Plus, it'll only make you mad.
PS: I'm off the computer for 17 days--going on vacation down south where it's warm, hopefully. Comments still welcomed and appreciated.