"I myself am so convinced that the theory of evolution, especially to the extent to which it has been applied, will be one of the greatest jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity it has." -Malcolm Muggeridge
"From a factual foundation, Charles Darwin persuasively extrapolates an erroneous explanation of life’s diversity and complexity apart from God’s handiwork.... Christians, using Scripture and science, should study this profoundly influential book thoroughly and cautiously." -From Dr. Wilson's Introduction
Few books have impacted the Western world so powerfully and irreversibly as Darwin's On the Origin of Species, yet a small number of people today actually read it. Darwin's slow and dry prose is hardly gripping, but Christians who want to pose an intelligent challenge to evolution need to read Darwin—and be able to explain him more competently than the evolutionists. When they do so, they will be surprised to learn that he foresaw many of the holes that have appeared in his theory since the voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle.
This Canon Classic is essential for anyone who wants to understand how evolution has come to get such a tight grip on our culture. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.