Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A great critique of natural selection

One of the nice things about not working is the ability to read books you just didn't have the energy to open when you collapsed exhausted at the end of every 12 hour work day.

As the battle between the evolutionists and intelligent designers rages on, I recently finished the best critique of Darwin's theory of macro-evolution I've run across. Michael Denton is a molecular biologist who has written 2 really outstanding books, "Nature's Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe" and "Evolution: A Theory In Crisis".

I read his second one, "Nature's Destiny", first, and was so impressed that I went back to read his first, written over 20 years ago. "Evolution" is a head-on scientific assault against natural selection as the method which created the first cell and the major biological divisions. Denton agrees that natural selection by random mutation can explain micro-evolution, but he marshals the evidence against macro-evolution in way that I find very convincing.

There's way too much in the books to summarize in a short post, but I don't think many fair minded readers would agree with Darwin after reading these two books. They're absolutely credible, and devastating.

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