Good Reads

If some of the ideas discussed by characters in Dry Bones piqued your interest, consider exploring them further in the following writings.

Johnson, Phillip E. Darwin on Trial. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1993. Perhaps the first rigorous, scholarly critique of Darwinism for the lay reader. Indispensable for someone wanting to hear things they never told you in high school about the theory of evolution.

Behe, Michael J. Darwin’s Black Box. New York: The Free Press, 2003. Seminal work for the lay reader wanting to understand “irreducible complexity” and the challenges that irreducibly complex systems pose to the doctrine of natural selection.

Behe, Michael J., William A. Dembski and Stephen C. Meyer. Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000. A good introduction for the lay reader to the “fine-tuning” of the universe; the anthropic principle; irreducible complexity; intelligent design; naturalism; the “many worlds”/parallel universe hypothesis as a response to the improbability of life originating from random chance; the odds of even a single functional protein assembling by random chance.

Denbski, William A. Intelligent Design. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1999. A stimulating mix of science, philosophy, theology, and the basis for inferring intelligent design in the universe.

D’Souza, Dinesh. What’s So Great About Christianity. Washington D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2007. The historical and intellectual relationship among Christianity, science, and society.

Craig, William Lane and Quentin Smith. Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Fascinating exchange of philosophical and scientific arguments for and against theism, formatted as a series of point/counterpoint essays. Much of it is quite dense and challenging to get through, but it’s worth the slog, especially part I, “The Theistic Cosmological Argument.”