Friday, February 11, 2011

Today on Kresta in the Afternoon - February 11, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Feb. 11

4:00 – February 12 – Birthday of Charles Darwin
Alfred Russel Wallace's Theory of Intelligent Evolution
With tomorrow being the anniversary of the death of Charles Darwin, we look at the fascinating story of Alfred Russel Wallace, co-discoverer with Darwin of natural selection. Yet his belief in spiritualism caused him to be ridiculed and dismissed by many, leaving him a comparatively obscure and misunderstood figure. Michael A. Flannery places Wallace in historical context. Flannery exposes Charles Darwin's now-famous theory of evolution as little more than a naturalistic cover for an extreme philosophical materialism borrowed as a youth from Edinburgh radicals. He joins us.

4:30 – More Christianity: Finding the Fullness of the Faith – Expanded Revised Edition
No one would dare to suggest that C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity is anything less than a brilliant explanation and defense of the Faith. But as robust, wise and ardent as it is, still it is incomplete. It begins our banquet at the table of the Lord, but doesn’t take us all the way to the final course. That is what Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s new book, More Christianity, does. It fills our plates with the fullness of the Christian Faith found only in the Catholic Church. Fr. Longenecker is back with us.

5:00 – TBA

5:20 – Finance Friday: The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy--If We Let It Happen
Today we continue our series intended to fully explore the practical, political, moral and philosophical underpinnings of the financial meltdown of 2008. Our guide will be Dr. Max Torres and each “Financial Friday” we will be using as a base of discussion, one book written on an aspect of the financial crisis. Today, we look at Arthur Laffer’s The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy--If We Let It Happen

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