Pro-Intelligent Design Book Makes Times Literary Supplement's "Books of the Year" Issue, But Dawkins and Other Darwinists Left Out in Cold
Although this year has been widely touted as the "Year of Darwin" because of its big Darwin-related anniversaries, the book reviewers at the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) in London seem less than enthralled with the year's crop of pro-Darwin retreads from the publishing industry. Indeed, the TLS's "Books of the Year" issue just released last Friday fails to include any of the year's big pro-Darwin tomes such as Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution Is True or even Richard Dawkins' The Greatest Show on Earth among its "Books of the Year." Instead, the only book so honored that focuses on the Darwin-ID debate is Stephen Meyer's Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, which was selected by noted atheist philosopher Thomas Nagel.
If I were a Darwinist, I'd be more than a bit concerned. Even many of those sympathetic to Darwinian materialism aren't expressing much enthusiasm anymore for the tired arguments of the Neo-Darwinists.