17 November 2020

Creationism: Design Errors and Cross-Purposes, by Graham Richards. Graham Richards places the concepts of Creationism and Intelligent Design in their cultural contexts showing how they have evolved from the 17 century onwards as fundamentalist responses to rational scientific thinking, Biblical criticism, and the evolutionary account of the history of life on earth. He considers the social and psychological factors which have influenced their continuing popularity. He also considers their contemporary value to right-wing, especially American, politics. He shows understanding of the attractions of the concept while demonstrating its fallacies. Lindsey Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-85319-084-4, 165pp, Softback, £9.00.