Charles Darwin's 1859 book, The Origin of Species, radically reshaped the world's view not merely of science, but of politics, morality, sociology, psychology and religion.
Yet as the 21st century dawned more and more scientists were expressing their doubts as to Darwin's central theory. Over 700 have declared, "We are sceptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged." (See www.dissentfromdarwin.org).
In 1976 Professor Dean Kenyon repudiated the conclusion of his own evolutionary University textbook Biochemical Predestination (1969) which he had co-authored with Gary Steinman. His intensive research of amino acids and DNA caused him to reject Darwin's theory and accept Intelligent Design. Then, in 1985, the atheist, Dr. Allan Rex Sandage, regarded as the greatest observational cosmologist in the world, told an American conference on science and religion that he had become a Christian, declaring:
"It was my science that drove me to the conclusion that the world is much more complicated than can be explained by science ... It was only through the supernatural that I can understand the mystery of existence ... Many scientists are now driven to faith by their very work."
It is our hope that this book about five scientists' journeys from Darwinism to creationism will be used to raise questions about evolution and challenge readers to look at other options.