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More than 30 years after his landmark book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis (1985), biologist Michael Denton revisits his earlier thesis about the inability of Darwinian evolution to explain the history of life. He argues that there remains "an irresistible consilience of evidence for rejecting Darwinian cumulative selection as the major driving force of evolution." From the origin of life to the origin of human language, the great divisions in the natural order are still as profound as ever, and they are still unsupported by the series of adaptive transitional forms predicted by Darwin. In addition, Denton makes a provocative new argument about the pervasiveness of nonadaptive order throughout biology, order that cannot be explained by the Darwinian mechanism.

©2019 Michael Denton (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Pseudoscience book of Ignorance

This book is an example of utter ignorance. Evolution is a fact because it is observed to happen consistently in all life. Even viruses which are not necessarily considered life evolve. The theory of evolution explains very successfully how evolution occurs. We observe evolution in the natural environment and in that which we breed with artificial selection. Cancer is a side effect of mutations. Cancer are cells that have mutated and no longer stop growing. They have changed. When treated and return are far harder to treat. Evidence. Evolution is supported by three main areas of evidence. 1. It is observed to happen all the time. 2. Genetics explains the mechanism of hereditary and change. 3. Fossils are a record of how evolution changed in the past. The evidence for evolution is overwhelming in the extreme. Yet you come here and state complete falsehoods about evolution. You ignore the evidence. You insult the remarkable scientists in the field who dedicate their working lives to the research of biology. This book is not aware that the biology and medicine are based on evolutionary science The author’s principles will not determined that the current COVID-19 virus is an evolved virus The author does not know that flu viruses are evolving so we need to update the vaccine continually and How are farmers and breeders changing their crops and animals to suit us? Author is not aware speciation has been observed in the lab? Author ignores that humans and chimpanzees have been proven to have a common ancestor through chromosome 2 fusion? My bet is that the author is a believer in a god or other religious doctrine and this is the reason that he is straightly umping through mental hoops to try to disprove evolution. This book does not give any genuine scientific reasons. I also get that this book is full of straw msn arguments as it CANNOT rebut real science.

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Tough read

Extremely thorough and well substantiated walk through through an immensely important yppig. Somewhat above my level, but definitely Got the main points through. Impressive!

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Wow

This is a masterpiece, rising above other intelligent design literature for its sheer scope, It’s breath of vision is profound, Denton’s prose is also some of the densest and uses challengingly precise vocabulary. The only criticism is he is not writing for the average person But for those in the fields of evolutionary biology, and philosophy of science. Stick with it through the dense parts, the end is worth it.

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A logical and evidentiary challenge to Darwin

extremely interesting and well-organized argument using scientific discoveries to counter the premise of neo-darwinism. also and open-minded construct to being wrong, unlike so many ardent Darwin supporters.