Stranger Fruit

Christianity Today has published a review of Behe’s The Edge of Evolution. The reviewer is Stephen Webb, a professor of religion and philosophy at Wabash College, and Jason Rosenhouse wonders:

Why would a serious magazine like Christianity Today ask someone so obviously unqualified to review so technical a book? Could it be that they had no serious interest in assessing the book’s arguments, but instead just wanted an opportunity to stick a thumb in the eye of establishment science?

Of course, this isn’t the first time that Christianity Today has had a book reviewed by someone who knows nothing about fields germane to a book being reviewed. Remember Edward Oakes’ review of Weikart’s From Darwin to Hitler? The review that not only got the relationship between Darwin & Marx horribly wrong but also featured "possibly the longest ellipsis known to scholarship."

Read the rest of Jason’s post on the review.