Monday, October 19, 2009

Michael Dowd has Cancer

Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution, has cancer. It is apparently of the the very serious kind as he has been given a 50% chance of living 2-3 years. His newest report is here but I have had trouble getting the link to work. Please send your thoughts and prayers to him and his wife, Connie.

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  1. I had never heard of Michael so needed to check out his site and thinking. I am sobered whenever I encounter anyone facing the potential immanent end of their life with dignity and strength. I need not agree with all his theological positions, but the trajectory of his life does seem to be of one well lived.

    In searching your blog for other posts that mention his name, I see that he sent you a copy of Thank God for Evolution for review. Have you posted a review elsewhere? I would be interested in hearing your thoughts.

  2. Embarrassingly, I am still working through it and four or five other books. I think my priorities are screwed up. I am not getting enough read.