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Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design

Narrated by: Perry Marshall
Length: 11 hrs
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Publisher's Summary

One-Hundred-Fifty Years Later, the Creation-Evolution Debate Still Rages. Both Sides Are Half-Right. And Both Are Wrong.

Meet the opponents:

In one corner - Proponents of Intelligent Design like William Dembski, Stephen Meyer, and Michael Behe. Many defy scientific consensus, maintaining evolution is a fraud. They challenge decades of data in biology, chemistry, genetics, and paleontology.

In the other corner - Devout Neo-Darwinists like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Jerry Coyne, who insist evolution happens "willy nilly". Strangely, they sidestep the latest science, glossing over crucial questions and fascinating details. But what if both sides are half-right?

What if both sides are missing something important, clinging on to outdated views, theories, and interpretations?

There is a third way. Evolution 2.0 reveals experiments which prove that, while evolution is not a hoax, neither are changes random nor accidental. They are targeted, adaptive, and aware.

The book features a Technology Prize for Origin of Information: $3 million USD as of Spring 2016. Details in Chapter 23 and Appendix 4.

©2015 Perry Marshall (P)2016 Perry Marshall

Critic Reviews

Evolution 2.0 is a remarkably meticulous dissection of the experimental evidence on evolution. Perry starts from information theory and practice; I started from research on the heart’s pacemaker, but we have come to almost identical conclusions.” (Denis Noble, fellow of the Royal Society, University of Oxford)  

Evolution 2.0 is engaging, thought provoking, and challenges us to ‘reboot’ the riddle of evolutionary biology. By re-examining Darwin, Marshall asks us to reconsider the most important question we face - what is life?” (Dr. John S. Torday, professor, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA)  

“It is amazing that this ‘non-biologist’ has analyzed life phenomena at the cellular and molecular levels to such depth and width by applying a wide range of available information gained by cutting-edge methodologies in life sciences.” (Dr. Kwang Jeon, editor, International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology)  

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Ideas worthy of deep consideration

Is it possible to reconcile God with what we see in nature? This is a hard question even for those who have given the subject a tremendous amount of thought. Perry Marshall tells us his own story of discovery searching for the real truth of evolution. Even if you disagree with his conclusions, you will find his insights and his arguments compelling. We need to get past the dogmatic psuedo religion that has grown up around Darwin's ideas. It is clear that many of Darwin's arguments were based upon what he knew at the time. These ideas need to be updated by the sciences and practices of today which provide a more nuanced and powerful picture of evolution as we understand it today. We also need to acknowledge that what we now know only raises more questions whose answers still lie beyond our reach.

I did have some minor issues with the repetition that Marshall used at the end of each chapter -- but I realize that this is a minor artifact of translating a written work into an audio book.

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Okay, when I saw this was written by an electrical engineer, I almost rejected it out-of-hand. But it promised to address something that has always been a question of mine about evolution. Yes, descent with modification over billions of years is undeniable. But where is the evidence that modification as natural selection occurs only through random mutations. I kept looking but never found any. The empirical evidence of change has been presented often in many books I have read but never with any evidence of random mutations. Marshall presents five alternatives, each with massive experimental evidence. At the same time he resists the temptation to go the route of many intelligent design advocates who make God the direct designer of countless trillions of modifications over 3.7 billion years of life on earth. Get the book as well for references because you will want to go beyond his presentations.

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mind-bending insights into cells

rational well thought through arguments to reconsider what is taught about evolution. and the impact on both scientific and religious thought. thanks for opening my eyes perry !

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Very good overall and refreshing

This book was intellectually compelling and it deals with a gray area subject of such diverse views that most deem opposing one another, namely science and religion. It was good to see this topic tackled head on. While I may not agree with everything the author says or asserts, thats the point. There are many views that vary from staunch one side and the other. One critique I would make is that when discussing such a wide subject with so many facets of studies and disciplines mentioned and effected, it results in not being able to hear much retorts and criticism from each view being put forth. While the author did mention some views throughout, I’m sure his book if read by opposing sides will write counters that have already been written concerning why neo darwinism or 6 day creationism is or is not true. But overall, very thought provoking.

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  • Galen
  • Oklahoma City, OK, United States
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Excellent content!

The content discussed in this book is excellent. Perry provides some interesting answers to questions I wondered about for years but never attempted to quantify.
The presentation is a bit repetitive and the audio production is not as good as professionally produced and resulted in a lower rating, but I highly recommend this book.

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Best book on evolution I have ever read!

It is time to move beyond the dogma of Darwin ism and creationism and see what science actually says about evolution. This book does it all. Great!

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Great Idea! Code Does Not Write Itself.

What would have made Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design better?

Stating other ideas than just one.

What was most disappointing about Perry Marshall’s story?

One idea, one track of thought.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He could not help the book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment,

Any additional comments?

Sorry I wasted my time.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful