The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0871 Tuesday, 3 October 2006
From: Al Magary <
Date: Monday, 02 Oct 2006 22:44:16 -0700
Subject: Intelligent Design and Shakespeare
A new book backs up its claims for the anti-evolutionary Intelligent
Design by looking at Shakespeare's designs. /A Meaningful World: How
the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature/, by Benjamin Wiker
and Jonathan Witt (InterVarsity Press, July; 257 pp.; $18) has 52 pp.
on Shakespeare: Ch. 2, Hamlet and the Search for Meaning, and Ch. 3,
Shakespeare and the Elements of Genius. Here's one of the blurbs for:
"/A Meaningful World/ is simply the best book I've seen on the
purposeful design of nature. In sparkling prose Benjamin Wiker and
Jonathan Witt teach us how to recognize genius, first in Shakespeare's
plays and then in nature. From principles of geometry to details of the
periodic table, the authors portray the depth, elegance, clarity and
pure cleverness of a universe designed to nurture the intelligent life
that one day would discover that design. /A Meaningful World/ recovers
lost purpose not only for science, but for all scholarly disciplines."
-Michael J. Behe, author of /Darwin's Black Box/. The publisher,
InterVarsity Press, describes itself as a Christian publishing company.
The book's website is at http://www.ameaningfulworld.com/
I have no desire at all to look into this, but someone with more stomach
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