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:
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.
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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?
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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