The book is interesting for two reasons. First, the author presents numerous brief negative critiques of many of the arguments that creationists and scientists have employed in debates. Second, this book is an example of the recent strategy by Phillip Johnson and others to redirect the creation-evolution debate to such religious issues as intelligent design. This review will concentrate on Ratszch's discussion of (1) the imperfect nature of science, (2) design arguments and (3) who is entitled to be called a "creationist."
Bajema, Carl J., "Book Review of "The Battle of Beginnings: Why Neither Side is Winning the Creation-Evolution Debate" by Del Ratzsch" (1996). Other Scholarly Publications. Paper 2.