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Providence Lost: A Critique of Darwinism

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Providence Lost: A Critique of Darwinism is an anti-evolution book written by philosopher Richard Spilsbury and published by the Oxford University Press in 1974. The book offers a philosophical critique of the neo-Darwinian view of evolution which Spilsbury equates with materialism. The book claims that the neo-Darwinian view has turned into a scientific dogma and that naturalistic evolutionary theories fail to explain consciousness, free will, pain, love, language, and the behaviour of humans.[1] The book advocates human exceptionalism and uses arguments very similar to creationists. It has been quote mined by intelligent design advocates.[2]

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  1. The Library journal book review R.R. Bowker., 1 Jan 1977, p. 345
  2. Providence Lost - And Found? by M.D. Aeschliman