Dead Man Waking

How I Left the Stumbling Block of Evolution Behind & Found a Living Faith

I was a good student. I graduated second in my high-school class, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and with honors from Harvard Law School. But I was a dead man walking. And I had no idea.

One of the main reasons was that I truly believed what I had been taught in college about the origin of man. I majored in psychology with an emphasis on animal behavior, so I heard a lot about Darwin’s big idea—the notion that all creatures on earth, including humans, had evolved from some very simple original life form. It was taught, not as a theory, but as an unadulterated fact, with no room for dissent. Just as tells readers today, I was taught:


grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and became a trial lawyer because discovering the truth about things was very important to him. He litigated employment discrimination cases all over the country before retiring to West Virginia, where he and his wife homeschooled their twin daughters through high school. He studied the topic of evolution for more than 25 years and distilled the results in Evolution: Fact or Fable? The Case Against Darwin’s Big Idea (Covenant Books, 2022).

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #65, Summer 2023 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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