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  • Darwin's Doubt

  • The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
  • By: Stephen C. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the "Cambrian explosion", many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin's Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very detailed and scientific

  • By GK on 06-15-18

Solid and compelling

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Reviewed: 04-27-17

I believe that when this book is read with an objective mindset, it provides a very clear and balanced and thoughtful argument. At the end of it all, I believe it does come down to a basic philosophical worldview. But I can't help but think that the scientific community and it's self righteous power today is mimicking the religious community from centuries past.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Signature in the Cell

  • DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design
  • By: Stephen C. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Named one of the top books of 2009 by the Times Literary Supplement (London), this controversial and compelling audiobook from Dr. Stephen C. Meyer presents a convincing new case for intelligent design (ID) based on revolutionary discoveries in science and DNA. Along the way Meyer argues that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution as expounded in The Origin of Species did not, in fact, refute ID.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent Design vs Chance

  • By Nevin on 03-03-17

Challenging and thorogh

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Reviewed: 04-12-17

This is an exhaustive historical dissertation on comparative hypotheses. I do believe that the case is made, from beginning to end,
that there should be room to consider design as an option in the origins of life in the universe.
If one were to utilize probabilities alone in looking at rational conclusions, I believe that it is only a philosophical roadblock that would keep someone from determining that design should be able to have a seat at the table along with other scientific hypotheses around the origins of life itself. The author does a very thorough job at building a case and helping to formulate reasonable thoughts around the subject.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful