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The Magician's Twin - the revelations of C.S. Lewis

10/1/2012 - 10:16 AM PST

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DUBLIN, IRELAND (October 1, 2012) - When it comes to promoting origins science for Catholics, the latest book called Magician's Twin and its claim that C.S. Lewis had strong views on science, and scientism can only be good news for Daylight Origins Society. The book claims that C.S. Lewis had doubts on Darwinism in his early formative years as a WWI veteran, and a lot of the material contained within are from Lewis's copious annotations on the subject of evolution anomalies. Up until now, the famed Christian writer from Belfast in northern Ireland seemed either none to bothered by the topic of evolution, or somewhat supportive of Darwin's theory. Now with the publication of the Magician's twin, these presumptions are to be put to the proof. Catholic creationism will rise significantly if these claims are true.

C.S. Lewis's reservations on evolution brought to light

It has been claimed that Lewis read and annotated a large volume serving as a soldier in WWI at 19 years of age. This volume critiqued orthodox Darwinism. To add to this a later surviving letter to his father Albert Lewis expressed reservations on Darwin's theory of evolution, saying the theory was erected "on a foundation of sand". Towards the finality of C.S. Lewis's life and in his now standard fashion, he again annotated some critiques on Teilhard de Chardin's book, The Phenomenon of Man. If these claims published in the Magician's Twin are true, then this is great news from an origins science perspective, and is a severe blow to theistic evolutionist. Scientist Francis Collins, former head of the Human Genome Project and theistic evolutionist in outlook quoted C.S. Lewis on numerous occasions in his book, The Language of God. In fact on page 208 and 209 Lewis is quoted extensively on his views of creation and Adam & Eve. This quotation lends strong support to theistic evolution, and it was taken from Lewis's book The Problem of Pain (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996) p. 68-71.

The Magician Twin sneak preview - Chapter on intelligent design

The Magician's twin presumably would already have spoken about C.S. Lewis's conversion from atheism to Christianity, and this chapter highlights the plausibility for any man to convert from theistic evolution views to creationist views. At this point the chapter discusses C.S. Lewis's inner journey from theistic evolutionist views to intelligent design views. It seems that Lewis could now see the transcendent Creator in design, as well as his previous assertions of the transcendent from the moral laws and from reason. Catholic creationists welcome all views of intelligent design within the arena of origins science.

The Magician's Twin highlight on evolutionary problems

From the most elemental level, as we don't have much space to go in depth in this short blog, it seems that C.S. Lewis saw the fallacy of arguing from evolution. The Oak tree came from the Acorn, the Owl from the egg, and man from the embryo. But C.S. Lewis sees through this sophistry by turning the statements on their head. The embryo came from man, the egg from the Owel and the Acorn from the Oak tree. Again this is the elemental stuff, and the more comprehensive can be found within the pages of the book. If these claims on Lewis prove true, it will be good news for Daylight Origins, good new for origins science, good news for Catholic creation and Catholic creationist views. The Catholic creation story will be brought back in from the cold, and the theistic evolutionists will be in for a timely demise. So we'll tentatively welcome this book The Magician's Twin.


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