Debating Dawkins A point-by-point response to Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion.


When I met with Shawn McMullen, editor of Lookout Magazine, to share what I have learned about origins (where we came from and how we got here), he told me he was impressed with what I had shared and suggested I needed to write a book. He even went so far as to email someone he knows who he thought might be able to help. I was pleased that he wanted to help, but I was also concerned about my ability to accomplish the task. As Clint Eastwood said in his “Dirty Harry” character, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” I recognize that I am not a great writer.

I am reminded of a class I had in seminary where we were assigned to write a paper which we then read to the class to get comments and suggestions. I found that exercise to be very helpful. I thought that I could really use that kind of help in writing a book about origins. Then I thought, suppose I write one chapter at a time and post it on my website so that I can ask others to read the book chapter-by-chapter as I write it and help me improve it as I work on it.

So that is what I am doing here. Beginning with the introduction, I am posting one chapter at a time with the hope that I will get feedback from a number of people. To read the introduction to my book, click here.

Please recognize that any feedback you provide will be viewed as a suggestion. I will not be able to incorporate every suggestion, but I will appreciate all suggestions that are submitted. If you have suggestions, please email me at dwightwebster@first-things.net. Thank you!