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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Adler & Adler Publishers Inc.,U.S.; 3rd Revised edition edition (Dec 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 091756152X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0917561528
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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The idea of evolution is the keystone of our modern world view. Yet the theory propounded by Darwin and elaborated into accepted 'fact' by the scientific establishment is coming under increasing fire. This authoritative and remarkably accessible book by a molecular biologist shows how rapidly accumulating evidence is threatening the basic assumptions of orthodox Darwinism. Although the theory appears to be correct regarding the emergence of new species, its larger claims to account for the relationship between classes and orders, let alone the origin of life, appear to be based on shaky foundations at best. Not only has palaeontology failed to come up with the fossil 'missing links' which Darwin anticipated, but hypothetical reconstructions of major evolutionary developments -- such as that linking birds to reptiles -- are beginning to look more like fantasies than serious conjectures. Even the currently popular theory of 'punctuated equilibrium' cannot adequately fill in the real gaps we face when envisaging how major groups of plants and animals arose. Dr Denton's book sets out to explain the gathering evidence against evolution in its traditional form.

It is a clear account of a growing crisis in biology and enables us to understand why an increasing number of research scientists are questioning strict Darwinism.


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48 of 64 people found the following review helpful By M. Parkes on 24 Feb 2006
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Having had a long standing interest in Evolution and having read a number of books on the subject (on both sides of the argument) I was very curious about this book as it has been cited in so many of the other titles. I was hoping it would be a bit of a ‘classic’ and as far as I am concerned this is the case. Regardless of your opinions, you can learn a lot about evolution (and science in general) just by reading and understanding Denton’s arguments. I have believed for a while to have a valid opinion on a subject it’s vital to understand both sides of a argument. This book does a brilliant job of explaining the case against evolution in a balanced, fair, honest and purely scientific way. Regardless, of whether you accept Denton’s arguments it’s important to understand them in order to be balanced and fair-minded. It is indeed a little out of date in a few areas where new discoveries have been made. Nonetheless, all the main points are still valid and it’s still well worth reading for anyone with a basic understanding of science. It certainly exposes a fair number of common myth’s and makes watching TV programmes on the subject far more interesting. Even though it did not teach me much I didn’t already know I would still recommend the book as a good introduction or reference book on the subject.
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44 of 59 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Oct 1997
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(I was astonished to find Mr. Denton described as an agnostic. If this is true, this book is even more amazing for its intellectual honesty.)
A molecular biologist, Mr. Denton marshals various facts mitigating against the theory of evolution. Indeed, one of the strengths of this book is its "big picture" approach to refuting evolution - arguing for the existence of distinct classes of organisms by asking hard questions about homology, embryonic development, amino acid design, and, of course, the bugbear of evolution and origins science - DNA.
Although published before Behe's wonderfully controversial "Darwin's Black Box", Denton examines several black boxes - the astonishing complexity of avian feathers, the incorporation of the Page-Handley slot in avian wings, the specialized breathing system of birds; hard questions about supposed transitional forms such as Archaeopteryx; the mind-boggling, inexplicably different migration pathways of cells in metamorphosizing insects; the much-touted but misleading "horse series"; and so on. As one reads through this amazing dissection of these subjects, the disturbing (and sad) thought arises: Why aren't these questions being asked in public, as it were? Why do the textbooks and museums present such poorly understood (and sometimes outrightly false) material as fact? Why aren't more scientists thinking as critically? It's tragic that these questions are not raised in biology classes to sharpen and stimulate young (?) minds but that the "doctrines" he questions are routinely presented as gospel. Sometimes we can have too much faith, it seems.
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36 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Dec 1998
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This book contributes very sound scientific reasoning into a subject ussualy filled with religious argument of either evolutionism or creationism. It will challenge to deeper thought people of either point of view.
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36 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Sep 1998
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Denton does a good job unmasking the weaknesses in Evolutionary Theory. If you dismiss the possibility of sudden, miraculous, creation (ie Genesis),and if you believe that however life developed, it took place within some kind of natural order, then you are left with the belief that every living thing was by necessity born of another living thing (remember, no miracles allowed)and therefore the first human being must have, by logical necessity, been born of a non-human being. And so, presto, you are left with having to believe in the fact of Evolution. But Denton convincingly shows that the theory explaining Evolution is completely vacuous. The fact is, we don't know how life got started, and we don't know how it developed, and these things are as much a mystery today as they ever were in the past. As Denton points out, we are not forced to decide between Neo-Darwinian Evolutionary Theory and Biblical Creationism. A simple "I don't know" demands more respect than either one of those theories.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By kathleen wilkes on 19 Jan 2013
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Michael Denton shows that Darwin's Theory of evolution is whimsical fantasy. He argues soundly and with great insight that this belief is erroneous and has no place in modern day scientific process. Well worth reading if you have an open mind and want to look at the 'proof' for Darwin's theory.
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22 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Charles Soper on 27 Dec 2005
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Denton's strength and originality lies in his sections on molecular biology, which whilst now dated, still make valuable and valid reading (in fact his case is stronger now as he anticipated).
His principle argument is that far from bolstering the case for Darwin as is too often idly claimed, comparison of gene and proteomic sequences strongly confirms the typology of Darwin's opponents. Why? Because no ancestral pathways are found between anatomically similar species, in fact there is an almost mathematical beauty to genome separation between them.
His writing is lucid, persuasive and well illustrated. A good antidote to Gould or Dawkins's myth spinning.
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