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Posted September 7, 2006
I could not believe my good fortune finding a copy of 'darwinism and intelligent design' this book is really very special. All of my life ive been taught in schools that evolution was a fact whean in reality there is not alot of solid evidence to bring a conviction even to the steps of a courthouse to suggest such a thing. Now this microbiologist jonathan wells has writtion a plain and easy to understand guide proving buyond a shadow of a doubt with documented research and charts that clearly show evolution is false. This publication has some very convincing evidence and the arthur holds 2 doctorates: one from yale and one from berkley .Included in this book are some very usful websites and other resourses and some other prominate scientists who came out agaist evolution and what happened to those educators who questianed evolution is also included in this very fast reading page turner.
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Posted January 7, 2007
must reading for all
I have read many reviews that condemn Wells' book when looking for mistakes or other problems with the book, but none of the reviews mentioned any valid reasons for condemning Well's book. I fail to see what is so controversial in this book, aside from the fact that it supports one side only. Books often do that. If you want to read about the other side, one often has to read another book. I do this all the time. Most everyone has a position on most controversial issues, and one expects a writer to take a position. This book tells one side which should be considered when any issue is studied. I found a few things I would quibble with, but most of the book was well documented (I looked up many of the references and saw no case where the information was taken out of context or misinterpreted). One quibble I have is Wells noted several examples of putative speciation and showed they did not pan out after more research. As Wells noted, Coyne and Orr listed 25 definitions for speciation, showing it is a very problematic concept. All one has to do is find an example of a change that fits one of these definitions, such as two life forms that once but in time no longer can sexually reproduce, and you have proved speciation. An example would be Great Danes and a Chihuahuas can no longer interbreed although they were both bred from dogs that go back to the wolf. These two breeds were bred by humans and thus one could call them two different species, proving speciation. Of course no one does this even though this example clearly fits the common definition of speciation. Yet examples exist where claims are made that speciation occurred by selecting one of the 25 potential definitions that fits and running with it.
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Posted December 23, 2013
Interesting opposing viewpoints to the views of modernity and post-modernity. (if that's even a word! lol) I wouldn't say it eradicates opposing views by any means. However, if you want a slice of the Intelligent design idea, and do not know where to begin, this is a good start for true believers, the curious and those that outright write off Intelligent design as falsehood from the beginning. If you go in with an open mind, and can conjure up the 1st amendment spirit of free speech (and free thought for that matter) I say read it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.