- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Judaica Press (September 26, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1880582244
- ISBN-13: 978-1880582244
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
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Not by Chance! Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution
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Spetner continued to study at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University from 1951 to 1970 working on guided-missile systems. In 1970 he became technical director of Eljim, Ltd., later a subsidiary of Elbit, Ltd. in Nes Tsiona, Israel where he was a manager, a period that lasted a further 20 years. His work here was on military electronic systems including electronic countermeasures, and a military electronic navigation system.
He taught courses at the Johns Hopkins University, Howard University and the Weizman Institute including classical mechanics, electromagnetic theory, real-variable theory, probability theory, and statistical communication theory.
Spetner first became interested in evolution in 1970 after moving to Israel. In Israel he indulged in searching for evidence which contradicted the modern evolutionary synthesis. Spetner was inspired by the rabbi David Luria (1798 - 1855), who calculated that according to Talmudic sources that there was 365 originally created species of beasts and 365 of birds. Spetner developed what he called his "nonrandom evolutionary hypothesis", which (in common with Christian young earth creationists) accepted microevolution (which he attributed to Lamarckian-like inheritance), but rejected macroevolution.
Spetner has been described as a Jewish Creationist. In 1980 at a conference for Jewish scientists, Spetner claimed the Archaeopteryx was a fraud. Spetner continued his attack on the modern evolutionary synthesis in his book "Not by chance! Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution."
Spetner is a critic of the role of mutations in the modern evolutionary synthesis. Spetner claims mutations lead to a loss of genetic information.
Spetner continued to study after retirement, pursuing interests in evolution and cancer cures. Dr. Lee Spetner's latest book "The Evolution Revolution: Why Thinking People are Rethinking Evolution" develops his nonrandom hypothesis (NREH) and was published in 2014 by Judaica Press. 
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Spetner claims research findings like these which don't fit approved doctrine are simply ignored by evolutionary biologists. That charge is echoed with gusto by renowned biologist Lynn Margulis, who issues scathing denunciations of their obscurantist tactics in "Slanted Truths." She believes the "stranglehold" of the Darwinian "religious movement" can only be broken by a rational counter-force from outside the fold. Spetner's authoritative book is an ideal instrument for this deliverance.Read more ›
The author's argument focuses on what is known as macro-evolution (speciation and the broad development of bio-diversity) rather than more modest and widely accepted micro-evolution (variation within existing species - dogs, bacteria, etc.). Some would argue that this division is arbitrary, and, the two categories are in fact just different aspects of the same process (i.e. a collection of small micro-evolutionary steps culminate in macro-evolutionary change) - Spetner disputes this view.
The application of statistical probability and information theory to NDT is enlightening. Spetner makes a strong argument for the improbability of NDT when it is examined at sub-cellular level. The author uses statistical probability to argue that macro-evolution is vastly more unlikely that many events that are commonly considered to be impossible. Although these types of arguments will not likely carry the day with orthodox Darwinists - they can be quite powerful to the uninitiated.
The author applies his rigorous analysis to many aspects of evolutionary theory with similar effect. For example, Convergence (independent development of similar features - wings, echo location, eyes, etc.) has long been recognized as an ackward fit for NDT. Again, applying statistical analysis, Spetner notes that the likelihood of these features developing independently through random mutation and natural selection is almost incomprehensible.Read more ›
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hard to keep up with but a good reference and refutation of modern evolution.Published 3 hours ago by Rick Parker
Fantastic read! The author Mr. Spetner does a great job at exposing the fallacies and issues with evoltionism. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Dr. Dad
Excellent! All college professors should read this!
All teenagers must read this! It's time.
If you are looking for a book on this subject, this is a good one. Very easy to read and enjoyable. This is not a book trying to push any type of organized religion onto the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tom Wilson
This is an outstanding book. Dr. Spetner gives a precise and detailed explanation of why Evolution is scientifically impossible. Read morePublished 15 months ago by GATORSLR
Great book. Wonderful, precise, and logical arguments that cannot be refuted.Published 15 months ago by delcoder