Science and Human Origins

Science and Human Origins

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by Ann Gauger, Douglas Axe, Casey Luskin
     
 

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 Evidence for a purely Darwinian account of human origins is supposed to be overwhelming. But is it? In this provocative book, three scientists challenge the claim that undirected natural selection is capable of building a human being, critically assess fossil and genetic evidence that human beings share a common ancestor with apes, and debunk recent claims

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 Evidence for a purely Darwinian account of human origins is supposed to be overwhelming. But is it? In this provocative book, three scientists challenge the claim that undirected natural selection is capable of building a human being, critically assess fossil and genetic evidence that human beings share a common ancestor with apes, and debunk recent claims that the human race could not have started from an original couple.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936599042
Publisher:
Discovery Institute
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Edition description:
1
Pages:
126
Sales rank:
717,466
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Ann Gauger is senior research scientist at Biologic Institute. She received her Ph.D. in developmental biology from the University of Washington and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Douglas Axe is director of Biologic Institute and received his Ph.D. from Caltech. He previously held postdoctoral and research scientist positions at Cambridge University and the Babraham Institute. Casey Luskin is research coordinator at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He earned his M.S. in earth sciences from the University of California, San Diego, and conducted geological research at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This very short book by three scientists critically examines whether neo-Darwinian evolution is sufficient to account for the development of human beings. Whatever your view of evolution, this is a helpful book. If you are convinced by modern Darwinian theory, this book will stimulate and challenge your thinking. If you are skeptical of Darwinian theory, this book will provide a lot of food for thought. The five brief chapters look at experimental research on proteins and what they mean for human origins, the fossil record, genetic similarities between humans and chimps, and population genetics as applied to humans. The many footnotes to primary sources encourages further exploration of the topics discussed. A great introduction to the debates over human origins.