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Posted November 27, 2001
Anyone who ever took a college level course that focused on evolution, must read this book. Get the story straight. Dr. Well's book will blow your mind. It will challenge you to seek a standard of accountability from scientists. Particularly American evolutionary biologists.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 21, 2001
The book exposes a pattern of fraud and evidence misrepresentation designed to portray Darwinian evolution as fact. We aren't talking minor or obscure details here. These are the primary arguments presented to convince people evolution is unquestionable fact. Specifically, it shows ... (1) textbook accounts of origin of life (the famous Miller-Urey experiment) assume the opposite of what scientists and evidence now indicate was the early Earth environment. (2) scientists, including Stephen Gould, have long known drawings showing similarities between fish and human embryos are not only incorrect, but faked. (These same drawings were persuasive in Darwin's thinking when formulating his ideas on evolution). Yet they continue to be included in textbooks. (3) the famous Pepper Moth example of natural selection in action was demonstrated with staged/fake photographs, showing moths on tree trunks. Such moths haven't been observed to rest on tree trunks, thus color matching to the trunk doesn't fit the selection theory they are said to prove. More fraud. (4) the claimed role of mutations in Darwinian evolution is falsely illustrated with genetically engineered fruit flies that actually show the opposite of what Darwinian theory requires. Other chapters deal with the beak of the finch (wet/dry seasonal variations neglected), archaeopteryx (not the ancestor of birds; shows how cladistics and the desire to link birds to dinosaurs has led to some unbelievably bad science). An appendix looks at biology texbooks published in 1998-1999, showing how they present fraudulent Darwinian science as routine recitation of fact. This book does to the somewhat harder science of biology what 'Degenerate Moderns' (Jones) does to the soft sciences of economics, psychology and anthropology. Each chapter really deserves a separate book; the chapters, while sufficient and heavily referenced, are really a starting point for unwinding each sordid tale in what is likely to be gruesome detail. While polls report the majority of Americans say they don't 'believe' evolution, evolutionary claims are the primary pillar shaping what people think about life and reality. For example, the idea of humans as animals, with sex the primary purpose of life comes from evolutionary assertion. Take away evolution and you take away 'survival of the fittest', racial supremacy logic (eugenics, Nazis, WW II), abortion, moral and cultural relativism, the sexual revolution, etc. The 20th century, in other words. While this book is a stake in the heart of Darwinism, simply showing fraud won't change things quickly. Darwinism is lousy, corrupt science, but it is powerful philosophy. For it's advocates, no amount of fraud and deception is too great. If evolution goes, it re-opens the hated matter of accountability to a higher power. Subordination to a higher power means one could no longer pretend life revolves around human desire. Evolution tried to scientifically justify putting human ego at the center of the universe. Removal from that position will not be meekly accepted due to mere fact.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 19, 2001
explains how the 'icons of evolution', or 'proofs', are either misleading or false. Using science, not dogma, Wells creates sound arguments against the modern theory of evolution. After reading this one wonders what proof is there for evolution.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.