• Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design

  • By: Perry Marshall
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Publisher's Summary

When his missionary brother renounced faith in favor of atheism, Perry Marshall was plunged into crisis and doubt. He decided: “I”m going to let science make this decision for me.” He asked: “Is the hand at the end of my arm purposeful? Or is it purposeless?” He leapt into the void of evolution and the origin of life. 

He could not have begun to anticipate what he was about to discover. Living things were far more sophisticated than textbooks were saying. Nearly every cell in your body can edit its own DNA, combating random destructive copying errors, charting a path for its transformation. 

Evolution 2.0 pinpoints the central mystery of biology, offering a $10 million technology prize at naturalcode.org to the first person who can solve it - staffed by judges from Harvard, Oxford, and MIT. 

In this book you’ll find 70+ years of under-reported evolutionary science, including a great many women scientists whose work was sidelined and ignored...even Nobel Prizes that hint at possibilities modern science is only beginning to consider.

©2015 Perry Marshall (P)2016 Perry Marshall

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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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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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Absolutely worth your credit.

Don’t skip this book. This book tackles the questions about the existence that rattle around in the back of all of our minds at one point or another. This is a well thought out and thorough look at the evidence of intelligent design, and it is presented in a wonderfully understandable way.

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Ground breaking work!

Marshall has creating nothing less than a ground breaking work on evolution and the origin of life. As expected, you will find reviews full of criticism that some of Marshall’s assertions are incorrect and that he is just another religious zealot but that is a total mischaracterization. The book “Darwin’s Doubt” has received more recognition but that work cannot compare with Evolution 2.0. Meyer’s work, though compelling, read like a science paper, I could not put down Marshall’s work. If you truly want to understand how we evolved then read this book a couple of times. Fantastic work!!!!

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Unbiased and backed by facts

My 18-year-old son and I listened to this book and it has allowed us to have some very good conversations

I highly recommend

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good until midway then apologist kicks in

i must say i was happy about halfwway through , then after chapter 33 or somthing couldnt even continue, as he basically blames science for racism ... or something in those lines
says the biggest evils of the world are dobe by atheist and completly ignores any religios partakes in war, inequality, racism , or crimes against humanitty

also from a scientific method when talking about genes, jumps to making self proved assumptions in terms of "it must be", "it couldnt" or " i wouldnt want to libe in a world like that"
.... dissapointment really