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No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot be Purchased without Intelligence
No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot be Purchased without Intelligence
by William A. Dembski
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £42.95

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1.0 out of 5 stars Contains a number of obvious flaws, 6 Aug. 2007
This book provides an interesting introduction into complexity from evolution. However, there are a number of obvious flaws in his arguments against evolution -- in particular, he only discusses the problems with "spontanteous generation" (which differs from evolutionary theory) and he does not discuss modern evolutionary theory. His calculations assume that there is only one genetic option which produces complexity, when clearly there are trillions. The wide use of evolutionary algorithms to design modern microchips, aircraft and automobiles clearly violate the basic premise of this book, and shows that the book must be wrong. There are many biological examples of the evolution of complexity in modern times, such as the evolution of nylon-eating bacteria, which produce enzymes only useful for digesting synthetic materials that did not exist prior to the invention of nylon in 1935.
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