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K.Eric Drexler's Atheistic Faith. A potentially good read, spoiled by the Molecule to Man theory.
on 23 November 2009
The first little incline I had that this book was geared towards the Evolution Theory was under the sub-title 'Existing Protein Machines' (on page 8) which reads: 'Yet over three billion years before Jaquard, cells had developed the machinery of the ribosome.'
I thought I'd put that aside and carry on reading because throughout the first chapter, Drexler wonderfully illustrates the world of possibilities within Nanotechnology. Maybe I wouldn't come accross many other atheistic statements I thought, but then enters Chapter Two which is titled 'The Principles of Change' which should really be titled 'The Principles of Evolution.'
It's a wonderful book, but becomes heavily geared towards the Evolutionist faith. Something like this should remain Scientific and should not be Hi-Jacked by huge assumptions on Origins.
I personally thought that it was unnessasary to mention Evolution in a book with such wonderful ideas. If Evolution is your thing, then by all means, you'll love this book.