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on 11 May 2007
Humans having intelligence to argue each other, think, ponder, reflect, decide et cetc is self proving that intelligence in involved. My awareness of myself being alive within a working system itself is a proof of existence of others. Now about this book. All, I will say is that there are many facts that science never dispute, but "Evolution" is not one of those facts. Read this book or any other similar book. Then make a use of your intellect and I bet you cannot go wrong.
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on 9 December 2006
Just read the first page, courtesy of Amazon (but go spend your money on something good). It is simply awful. Of course it is true that no natural scientist can give you a piece-by-piece _complete_ explanation of the evolution of any species. But if that is your criterion of adequacy, it renders any scientific explanation impossible. After all, no physicist could _completely_ explain the movement of a cricket ball: it's just too messy.

And it is simply false that there is no detailed account of actual evolutionary processes (of which natural selection is only one), unless, again, by 'detailed' you mean 'complete'.

The only relevant argument against 'Darwinism' (this locution is objectionable also: it makes it seem like the thousands of very intelligent, highly-skilled biologists out there are merely members of some cult!) is whether there is, in principle, any reason why some natural functioning is beyond the purview of explanatory theory. If the paradigm looks to have the resources to deal with any potential functioning, no matter how complex, then it really does provide a far more satisfactory explanation than the notion of design.

I'm sorry, but if you're looking for reasons to believe what you want to believe, you'd be better off just sticking your fingers in your ears or maintain that God sent Darwin here to test your faith, and whilst evolutionary theory appears to be incredibly explanatorily powerful, this is just because God wanted to make sure you weren't going to let a few facts interfere with your prejudices.
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