Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design

Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design

by Perry Marshall

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In the ongoing debate about evolution, science and faith face off. But the truth is both sides are right and wrong.

In one corner: Atheists like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Jerry Coyne. They insist evolution happens by blind random accident. Their devout adherence to Neo-Darwinism omits the latest science, glossing over crucial questions and fascinating details.

In the other corner: Intelligent Design advocates like William Dembski, Stephen Meyer, and Michael Behe. Many defy scientific consensus, maintaining that evolution is a fraud and rejecting common ancestry outright.

There is a third way. Evolution 2.0 proves that, while evolution is not a hoax, neither is it random nor accidental. Changes are targeted, adaptive, and aware. You'll discover:
  • How organisms re-engineer their genetic destiny in real time
  • Amazing systems living things use to re-design themselves
  • Every cell is armed with machinery for editing its own DNA
  • The five amazing tools organisms use to alter their genetics
  • 70 years of scientific discoveries, of which the public has heard virtually nothing!

    Perry Marshall approached evolution with skepticism for religious reasons. As an engineer, he rejected the concept of organisms randomly evolving. But an epiphany, that DNA is code, much like data in our digital age, sparked a 10-year journey of in-depth research into more than 70 years of under-reported evolutionary science. This led to a new understanding of evolution, an evolution 2.0 that not only furthers technology and medicine, but fuels our sense of wonder at life itself.

    This book will open your eyes and transform your thinking about evolution and God. You'll gain a deeper appreciation for our place in the universe. You'll see the world around you as you've never seen it before.

    Evolution 2.0 pinpoints the central mystery of biology, offering a multimillion dollar technology prize at naturalcode.org to the first person who can solve it.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781944648756
    Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
    Publication date: 10/24/2017
    Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
    Pages: 300
    Sales rank: 787,912
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

    About the Author

    Perry Marshall is an author, speaker, engineer, and world-renowned business consultant in Chicago. With a decade of research, he brings a fresh perspective to the 150-year-old evolution debate. Bill Gates of Microsoft and the founders of Google revolutionized software and the Internet through their status as outsiders. Similarly, this book harnesses a communication engineer's outsider's perspective to reveal a century of unrecognized research and discoveries. Evolution 2.0 resolves the conflict between Darwin and Design, opening new avenues of science research and raising tantalizing new questions.

    Perry's work in digital communications, control systems, acoustics, and e-commerce bring practical insight to questions about nature and science. His books include 80/20 Sales and Marketing, Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, and Industrial Ethernet. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering. He's consulted in over 300 industries, from computer hardware and software to health care and finance.

    Table of Contents


    The Young Earth Creationist and his Curious Daughter
    The Road to Code

    Part I: Evolving My Religion
    Chapter 1: "Bro, I'm Losing My Religion"
    Chapter 2: Evolution: Truth or Fiction?
    Chapter 3: Confessions of a Science Geek

    Part II: The Neo-Darwinist Dilemma
    Chapter 4: Pity the Fruit Fly: Testing Randomness
    Chapter 5: Eureka! Information Theory!
    Chapter 6: Russian Dolls: How Information Stacks Up
    Chapter 7: Why The Genetic Code Is a Code, Not Merely Like a Code
    Chapter 8: Code First, Evolution Second
    Chapter 9: Let's Make Some Noise about Noise: Dispelling Random Mutations Once and for All
    Chapter 10: How Do We Fix Evolution?

    Part III: How Evolution Really Works
    Chapter 11: Blade #1: Transposition, The 70-Year-Old, Nobel Prize Winning Discovery Nobody Talks About
    Chapter 12: Blade #2: Horizontal Gene Transfer, The Generous Gene
    Chapter 13: How Smart Is a Cell, Really?
    Chapter 14: Blade #3: Epigenetics: How Parents Pass Learned Traits to Their Kids
    Chapter 15: Blade #4: Symbiogenesis: Evolution as Cooperation
    Chapter 16: Blade #5: Genome Duplication: Evolution at Lightning Speed
    Chapter 17: Why Is Neither Side Telling You the Whole Story?

    Part IV: Evolution 2.0 and the Language of Cells
    Chapter 18: Curious George and the Blog Spam Theory of Evolution
    Chapter 19: Fluent in "Cellese," DNA Is a Language
    Chapter 20: Irreducible Complexity Made Simple

    Part V: Origin of Information: The Quest
    Chapter 21: Origin of Life: Can I Get a Straight Answer from Anybody?
    Chapter 22: Fistfight on the #1 Atheist Website in the World
    Chapter 23: Information: The Ten-Million-Dollar Question

    Part VI: Evolution 2.0 and Its Implications for Science
    Chapter 24: Beyond "God of the Gaps": A New Paradigm for Biology
    Chapter 25: Applied Evolution I: Which Teaches Us More? Darwinism versus Evolution 2.0
    Chapter 26: Applied Evolution II: Technologies from Better Evolution Research

    Part VII: Evolution 2.0 and Its Implications for Faith
    Chapter 27: The Real Reason People Don't Believe Evolution, and Why That Can Finally Change
    Chapter 28: On the Shoulders of Giants: When Men of Science Were Also Men of Faith
    Chapter 29: Why So Much Pain and Suffering in the World-yet

    Chapter 30: Brother Bryan Comes Around
    Chapter 31: "Why Should I Care and What Should I Do?"

    You've Reached the End of My Story. You Still Might Want to Read Further. Here's Why.
    Appendix 1: All About Randomness
    Appendix 2: Genesis 2.0
    Appendix 3: Recommended Books
    Appendix 4: The Origin of Information: How to Solve It and Win the Evolution 2.0 Prize

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