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Shattering the Myths of Darwinism

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2006

    A great application of critical thinking

    Unlike some of the other works I have read (against and some who were for) this book displayed a surprising clarity of thought. The author set out to make a claim and did it well. He makes the case (with the backing of years of meticulous research apparently) that Darwin's theory of evolution, while a great theory in the abstract, doesn't add up when applied scientifically to biology or the geological record. One thing I was unaware of before eading this book was all of the denominations of Darwinism. If your a die hard Darwinist, I challenge you to read this book. I was a bit distracted by a disappointing rant in the later chapters as he tried to lump proponents of free market economies into the same box as 'neo-Darwinism'. Some sort of right wing, political take off by the Darwinists trying to use the theory in economic policy. The author probably would have been better served to have taken these types of arguments to another forum.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2003

    A reviewer who is a genetecist living in Ohio

    I found this book to be very readable and I am well grounded in the molecular problems with evolution--indeed, my Genetic's Honor's class at Glasgow University back in the late Seventies felt quite free to express doubts in the conventional theories of Darwinian Evolution. I realise now how lucky we were to have such farsighted Professors. Thus, I found the chapters on Geological findings and the Life Sciences in general, that Mr. Milton discussed so concisely, to be particularly illuminating -- I was shocked to learn of the pervasive lack of good Scientific method and fudging of data to create a 'Darwinian dogma' out of a series of plausible, albeit, simplistic hypotheses that in the face of modern day molecular science do not hold up to scrutiny. I recommend this book to anyone who has a sharp mind and healthy scepticism of all scientists who 'fall in love' with their theories and try to convert them to infallible fact before the evidence is in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2002

    Twisted logic indeed!

    Milton's book seems to advocate that Sir Leonard Wooley, while excavating the remains of Ur in Iraq in the 1920's, found the remains of the flood of Noah's there. Milton never mentions that'Noah's' flood remains (which, for a short time back in the '20's, were actually hailed in newspapers as proof of Noah's flood) did not even cover all of the city of Ur to say nothing of Iraq or the entire planet Earth.Also, Milton seems to advocate on the one hand that while proof of evolution from the four-toed hyracotherium to today's one hoofed, modern day horse is indeed strong he just then gives a really limbbrained excuse not to believe it. It is obvious that hyracotherium-down-to-horse evolution is powerful and many creationists cannot ignore the evidence for it (Jonathan Wells, another creationist, in his 'Icons of Evolution' book also gives some credence to this particular and definite evolutionary trend, many creationists will probably argue that though it is most likely true that the horse indeed comes from hyracotherium, the modern day specimen is not necessarily a better model of animal and that if hyracotherium could be brought back to life it could easily mate with the horse). Also, Milton uses very out of date info (like the very long ago scientifically discarded Pltdown man) to disprove all of evolutionary studies. He indeed shows desperation in doing so!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2001

    Easily read, yet intellectually stimulating

    Milton presents a well-reasoned case against several key tenants that Darwinists use to explain evolution, and takes time to explore alternative theories and evidences that are largely ignored or unfairly attacked by mainstream research and publication bodies. I would add that the critic cited from Library Journal has, at best, only skim-read Milton's writing if he can honestly claim that this book is filled with 'twisted logic' and a 'morass of falsehoods'. Milton's own readable prose and respectable volume of academic citations give testimony to a well-researched, well-reasoned argument that the reader should consider BEFORE reading the volume of messenger-shooting that has been subsequently targeted at Milton.

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