Daniel L. Lowery uses the power of myth to destroy the myth of creationism. He evokes such literary masterpieces as Paradise Lost, The Divine Comedy, Faust and more to expose the false idols of Creationism and Intelligent Design.As in Dantes "The Divine Comedy" this first installment shows the protagonist, Steve Adams, enduring the purgatory of high-cost education, crushing debt, poor job prospects and limited social life. It causes him to accept a position at a creationist university despite the warnings he receives.This first part of Paradox Lost shows why there is so much intellectual dishonesty in America. How do Creationists, Global Warming Deniers and the Flat Earth Society get their members? This edition demonstrates that overwhelming debt plays a large role.