In the Beginning

In The Beginning

And Other Essays on Intelligent Design

Granville Sewell

"Calm, thoughtful, and far-ranging."

—William Dembski, author of The Design Inference

"Sewell provides delightful and wide-ranging commentary on the origins debate and intelligent design."

—Cornelius G. Hunter, author of Science's Blind Spot


In this new collection of essays on origins, University of Texas El Paso mathematician Granville Sewell looks at the big bang, the fine-tuning of the laws of physics, and the evolution of life.  He concludes that there is nothing in the history of life to support Charles Darwin’s idea that natural selection of random variations can explain major evolutionary advances. Sewell explains why evolution is a fundamentally different and much more difficult problem than others solved by science, and why increasing numbers of scientists are now recognizing what has long been obvious to the layman, that there is no explanation possible without design.