The Evolution Conspiracy, Vol 1 [NOOK Book]

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"The Evolution Conspiracy, Vol 1: Exposing Life's Inexplicable Origins & The Cult of Darwin"

Foreword by Tyler A. Kokjohn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology
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EVOLUTION.

A deceptively simple word that has transformed the way we look at ourselves and everything around us. Once considered ...
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Overview

"The Evolution Conspiracy, Vol 1: Exposing Life's Inexplicable Origins & The Cult of Darwin"

Foreword by Tyler A. Kokjohn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology
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EVOLUTION.

A deceptively simple word that has transformed the way we look at ourselves and everything around us. Once considered unique, man has been reduced to little more than another animal, thanks to evolutionary theories. Textbooks present evolution as fact-indisputable, inevitable, and incomprehensible unless you hold a PhD in a relevant field.

Don't believe it. Anyone can understand evolution. And this book provides the tools!

Evolutionists push the idea that only religious zealots dispute evolution. The Evolution Conspiracy exposes the faults in evolutionary theories, the half-truths, and the inconsistencies through a secular lens. Author Shiel takes on the challenge to demonstrate that

* Evolution fails to meet standard criteria for a fact or a theory.
* No one can satisfactorily define what a species is.
* The usual definition of evolution is so vague as to be meaningless.
* No one knows how life originated, or where the original living cell came from.
* DNA is not infallible (despite what CSI would lead you to believe).

Read. Think. Decide for yourself.
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"Shiel is consistently convincing...that evolutionary scientists have defined 'facts' and 'theory' to suit themselves. . .[and] have circumvented the true scientific method."--Dr. Quinton R. Rogers, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dept of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis

"This gem of a book sheds light on the current status of evolution as a scientific theory. Shiel examines the questions from a strictly scientific point of view."--Michael A. Cremo, Author, Forbidden Archeology and Human Devolution

"This book takes a fresh look at evolution, time, and human origins. What are we? Why are we?"--Paul Abramson, Editor, Creationism.org

"Makes the most difficult issues easy to comprehend. . .reminds us that we can question, and should."--Emily Decobert, BookPleasures.com

"A powerful argument against the shibboleths of evolutionists and the cult of Darwin...A triumph of logic over dogma!"--Timothy Birdnow, American Daily Review
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Editorial Reviews

Book Pleasures - Marjorie Tietjen
I feel that Lisa's book is an important contribution, not only for understanding what is really behind the theory of evolution…but also for another reason. [She] gives us the basic tools to evaluate the legitimacy of other scientific concepts…I would recommend this book to anyone searching to understand the truth of man's origins…Shiel does not promote religious beliefs in this book but only examines the legitimacy of the theory of evolution based on the evidence presented.
American Daily Review - Timothy Birdnow
What Shiel has done is write a book about the scientific problems of Darwinian Evolution for non-scientists…Each chapter is heavily documented, and Shiel also provides some outstanding illustrations and graphs…I would heartily recommend this book, particularly for those looking to educate themselves on the subject. Easily understood by laymen, yet scientifically rigorous, this is a triumph of common sense and logic in a field dominated by dogmatism and materialistic faith.
Book Pleasures - L A Little
No matter what your thoughts are on evolution or creation, The Evolution Conspiracy offers a rare glimpse into a series of real problems that exists with current evolutionary thought. It justifiable questions the conclusions and exposes the many contradictions that exist in the evolutionary theory and for that reason I give it a thumbs up and applaud Lisa Shiel’s effort in this endeavor.
HomeSchoolBuzz.com - Cynthia Clarke
Biblical creationism plays no role in the damning evidence [Shiel] stacks up against the fanatical religion of evolutionary sciences…The book is thick with data and scientific terms but includes a comprehensive glossary with terms explained clearly in layman's language. With wit and candor. Shiel demystifies what society has been spoon-fed for decades…I consider this book to be one of merit for students, and parents, seeking to gain hard evidence to back up their good instincts.
Reader Views - Carol Hoiyer
Author Lisa Shiel has given readers an opportunity to challenge their views on evolution and how man became…What I particularly liked about this book is the author is not saying evolutionists are wrong--she is just questioning how we came up with certain answers without any true observation or clear definition of terms…Everyone should take the time to read this book and develop their own thoughts and learn to question what is told to us.
American Daily Review - Timothy Birdnow
What Shiel has done is write a book about the scientific problems of Darwinian Evolution for non-scientists…Each chapter is heavily documented, and Shiel also provides some outstanding illustrations and graphs…I would heartily recommend this book, particularly for those looking to educate themselves on the subject. Easily understood by laymen, yet scientifically rigorous, this is a triumph of common sense and logic in a field dominated by dogmatism and materialistic faith.
HomeSchoolBuzz.com - Cynthia Clarke
Biblical creationism plays no role in the damning evidence [Shiel] stacks up against the fanatical religion of evolutionary sciences…The book is thick with data and scientific terms but includes a comprehensive glossary with terms explained clearly in layman's language. With wit and candor. Shiel demystifies what society has been spoon-fed for decades…I consider this book to be one of merit for students, and parents, seeking to gain hard evidence to back up their good instincts.
Book Pleasures - Marjorie Tietjen
I feel that Lisa's book is an important contribution, not only for understanding what is really behind the theory of evolution…but also for another reason. [She] gives us the basic tools to evaluate the legitimacy of other scientific concepts…I would recommend this book to anyone searching to understand the truth of man's origins…Shiel does not promote religious beliefs in this book but only examines the legitimacy of the theory of evolution based on the evidence presented.
Book Pleasures - L A Little
No matter what your thoughts are on evolution or creation, The Evolution Conspiracy offers a rare glimpse into a series of real problems that exists with current evolutionary thought. It justifiable questions the conclusions and exposes the many contradictions that exist in the evolutionary theory and for that reason I give it a thumbs up and applaud Lisa Shiel’s effort in this endeavor.
Reader Views - Carol Hoiyer
Author Lisa Shiel has given readers an opportunity to challenge their views on evolution and how man became…What I particularly liked about this book is the author is not saying evolutionists are wrong--she is just questioning how we came up with certain answers without any true observation or clear definition of terms…Everyone should take the time to read this book and develop their own thoughts and learn to question what is told to us.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013450745
  • Publisher: Slipdown Mountain Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: The Evolution Conspiracy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 156
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa A. Shiel researches and writes about everything strange, from Bigfoot and UFOs to alternative science. She has a master's degree in Library Science. Her books include "Backyard Bigfoot," "Strange Michigan," "Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula," and the novels "The Hunt for Bigfoot" & "Lord of the Dead." "The Evolution Conspiracy" is the result of 8 years of research into evolutionary theories.
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  • Posted May 31, 2010

    Deep and to the point

    The preface of this book states "Every discipline spawns jargon as a verbal shorthand. In evolutionary science, the jargon both helps scientists keep control and dissuades laymen from asking questions scientists would rather not answer. That's why this book promotes one key premise: Anyone can understand evolution. "

    That is exactly was Lisa A. Shiel does in "The Evolution Conspiracy." This short, concise book gives the reader an option of looking at evolution in an understandable way. Shiel includes charts, explanations, photographs, definitions, references, and research to help the lay persons make their own decision of what to believe. There is no jargon; just plain and simple comprehensible English.

    However, it is not easy reading by no means. Because of the depth that Shiel goes into I found, as an interested reader, I often had to re-read paragraphs and chapters. As well, I chose to do further research on my own. This is not to say the writing was flawed, but this is to say the Shiel's writing manifested curiosity for me and I wanted to thoroughly understand what she was saying.

    In Chapter 11 "Untangling the Vines" Shiel presents questions to ask oneself and even after reading her book, I'm not sure I can answer them. Not much wonder the worlds of politics, science and religion clash on the subject of evolution. None can come up with a proven answer, just an assumption that is considered to be correct depending on the trail you choose to embark.

    Deep and to the point, "The Evolution Conspiracy" will make you think, which in itself is a evolutionary process.

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  • Posted September 30, 2009

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    Thought provoking look at Evolution

    Whether you are an evolutionist, creationist, or some other belief, The Evolution Conspiracy is a well scientific researched book that examines the theories revolving around evolution. Do you believe that humans are descended from apes, or some other animal? The Evolution Conspiracy is a book that examines from a scientific perspective that theories from the various scientific disciplines.

    This reviewer found the book filled with science, not conjecture, although some of the paleoanthropologists and paleontologists only have theories with scant proof other than incomplete fossils and conjecture from these incomplete fossils.

    Read The Evolution Conspiracy and make your own decision about evolution, this reviewer did and gives this book a four star recommendation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2009

    The Evolution Conspiracy a Triumph

    Lisa Shiel has written an outstanding book questioning the validity of the paradigm of Darwinian natural selection, and Lisa backs up her challenge to the established dogma with rock solid science and irrefutable logic. This is a must read for those interested in the science of evolution.

    What Shiel has done is write a book about the scientific problems of Darwinian Evolution for non-scientists. Often the discussion of evolution degenerates into a complicated game of semantics, but Shiel is ever mindful of the difficulties faced by non-scientists, careful to define terms and lay out lucid explanations of the issues. I feared she was going to be too simple in her approach while reading the first chapter, but my fears were laid to rest as she tears into the science like a lion into a gazelle. It was very impressive; she has done her homework, and her understanding of the issue is second to none.

    The whole debate over Darwinian Natural Selection is often murky, deliberately so because the defenders of Darwinian evolution want to keep it that way; they hide behind technical jargon to make the non-scientist believe the subject is over their heads, much like ancient Greek priests and the Oracle of Delphi. There is liberal use of insult and ridicule of those who dare challenge what they claim is a scientific theory, making it harder to have a reasonable discussion of the issue. Clearly, Lisa Shiel has run into this herself, and she opens with a discussion of why evolutionary theory remains enshrined in the Holy of Holies among biologists, despite serious discrepencies.

    She then takes the reader through a step-by-step tour of evolutionary biology, starting with abiogenesis (the beginning of life) through the earliest life-forms, and continues through the fossil record up to the Hominem lineage, illustrating the problems and gaps in our knowledge all along the way. This book synthesizes geology, biology, zoology, genetics, even astronomy, always with an eye on the problems that make Darwinian Theory untenable-or at least scientifically unsupportable as the dominant theory of life.

    Each chapter is heavily documented, and Shiel also provides some outstanding illustrations and graphs. All terms used in the book are carefully defined, and the history of life is carefully assembled brick by brick. This is a clear, concise, solid work that will undoubtedly rain fury on the author`s cringing head. An easy read, I poured through the whole thing in about 4 hours, unwilling to take a break because I was fascinated with her arguments. She avoids many of the more common disputes, barely mentioning the peppered moths, for example and completely ignoring the whole Piltdown Man controversy; she is interested in building a solid case, and any honest Darwinist would have to admit she is more than fair in her treatment of evolution.

    I would heartily recommend this book, particularly for those looking to educate themselves on the subject. Easily understood by laymen, yet scientifically rigorous, this is a triumph of common sense and logic in a field dominated by dogmatism and materialistic faith.

    I can`t wait for volume 2!

    (The book is available from Slipdown Mountain Publications 28151 Quarry Lake R, Lake Linden MI 49945 www.SlipdownMountain.com)

    Timothy Birdnow

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  • Posted June 21, 2009

    Question everything

    Evolution is an issue that causes everyone to jump on their soapbox. Some people believe that it is totally true and anyone else is crazy. Others believe that God created the world and anyone who says otherwise is a heretic. The rest of us straddle the fence, unable to decide and not wanting to offend the two militant parties.
    Lisa Shiel is willing to question the scientists. She believes that evolution is not the well proven fact scientists insist it is. In reality, evolution doesn't even rate the title of theory. Scientists treat the public as if they are too ignorant to understand the arguments and don't rate the effort to impart the truth. Shiel says anyone can understand the arguments, but they are not sound enough to be convincing.
    This book starts the argument at the very beginning, how did life begin? After proving scientists don't actually know, she moves on to evolution, looking for proof. While Darwin gave us his book, The Origin of Species,, Shiel reminds us scientists don't have the right to call evolution a theory, because it fails all the tests a theory must pass. For example, it can not be reproduced and observed in a lab and theories must be testable.
    The book then takes us to the study of the first humans and points out that so little of the skeleton is found, the majority of the final image is the conjecture of the scientists. Also, even the so-called experts can't decide the exact evolution of humans or even how many species or sub-species are between apes and humans.
    I enjoyed this book a great deal. I'm a writer, so advanced biology is way out of my league. However, Lisa Shiel makes the most difficult issues easy to comprehend. She explains the myriad of complex words, even providing the average Joe a glossary with useful definitions.
    The Evolution Conspiracy gives us a knowledgeable person in Lisa Shiel, willing to present an educated alternative argument. Even though many of us have doubts, we don't know enough of the workings of the science of evolution to give intelligent arguments. Shiel takes each of the 'facts' and with her own set of facts tears apart the castles in the air.
    This book also voices the concerns many of us wonder about by silence. For example I've always wondered, if humans evolved from apes, why aren't there beings that are between humans and apes? Apes exist and humans exist, but no middle man walks the earth today. I speak for many when I say that I want some more proof This book is a delight because it encourages questioning and urges readers to think for themselves. Evolution has been taught so much in schools, we don't think we have a right to ask questions or disagree. Shiel reminds us that we can question, and we should.

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