The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0871  Tuesday, 3 October 2006

From: 		Al Magary <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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 

Al Magary

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