Adam and Evolution

Adam and Evolution

by Michael Pitman

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ISBN-13: 9780993006739
Publisher: merops press
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations. 7
Introduction 9
1. Where are we from? 11
Darwin's View 14
The New Darwinism 16
What is Evolution? 18
Is Evolution Scientifically Valid? 18
2. Two Pillars of Faith 21
Mind and Matter 23
Design 24
More about Coding 27
3. Hierarchy 31
Species and Types 32
Analogies, Homologies and Cladistics 38
4. Deep in the Womb of Nature 45
Haeckel 46
Modern Alchemy 47
The Cell 48
Genes and Genesis 50
5. Sports, Survival and the Hone 64
Sports 64
What Do You See in an Eyeless Fly? 68
Fits and Starts 71
The Hone 73
The Survival of 'the Survival of the Fittest'? 75
Fitting In 77
A Perfect Fit 78
A Fitting End 80
6. Monkey Business 82
The Rising Son? 82
Pithecanthropus 85
Skullduggery 87
Haroldcookii and the Scopes Monkey Trial 95
7. Seductive Trends 98
How One Makes Two 98
The Origins of Sexual Reproduction 102
'Half sex' 104
Sex as a whole 107
Sex and the single plant 108
Animal sex 111
Sexual permutations 113
8. Wrong from the Start - or Right? 117
Growing out of the Past 117
How Would You Have Done it? 120
A Book Needs an Index 122
Shaping up 125
Developmental Biology 127
The Long and Short of It 133
9. Genesis 135
The Wrong Atmosphere 136
Flies in the Soup 137
Building up Chains 140
Starter Motors 142
DNA 143
Heavenly Genes 146
10. Life's Engine 149
The Harvest of the Sun 151
The Electrical Pump 154
Energy Stores 158
Glycolysis 159
The Cash Dispenser 161
Haemoglobin 166
Red Blood and Green Leaves 168
11. All Systems Go 173
Simplest of All 173
The Life That Follows Death 174
Hybrid Ascension 175
All Together Now 178
12. Green Batteries 181
Soft and Cool 183
Where Did the Flowers Come from? 186
The Birds and the Bees 187
Odd Couples 188
13. Programs Typed in Dust 190
The Fly on the Wall 193
A Fishy Invertebrate 195
Jaws 197
Fins 198
Eggs before Chickens 199
If not in Eden.... 201
14. The Mammals 203
Different but not Evolved 206
Monsters of the Deep 211
15. Ordinary Exotica 214
Sight 215
Sound and Flight 218
A Precision Instrument of Aerospace 220
Helicopter in a Thimble 226
16. Time and Space 228
Who's Afraid of the Big Bang? 228
Life is Unnatural 231
Life the Unlikely 232
Rock of Ages: Ages of Rock 233
17. Adam and Evolution 239
Are You Above it? 240
Essential Differences Between Man and Ape 241
Bones of Contention 246
Chimp or Pygmy? 247
The Fount of Wisdom 251
The Upshot 254
Uniformitarian Geological Timetable 257
Hominoid Classification Reference 258
Uniformitarian Anthropoid Chronology 258
Glossary 259
Index 275
Image Credits 283
Bibliography 284
Links 286

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