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Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution Paperback – February 1, 1996
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An illuminating contribution...a dramatic story. (Yale Review)
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The book will place in clearer perspective the role of Darwin in nineteenth-century thought. (Loren Eiseley The New York Times)
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In first presenting the historical information about Darwin and his theory and then analyzing their historical and cultural effects, the author does a comprehensive job in presenting a balanced picture. However it is just this evenhandedness which will incite those secularists who hold Darwin up as the destroyer of God and the founder of the Scientific view of creation for Himmelfarb shows that Darwin himself never made these kind of claims, and that indeed the theory is just that- almost a pure thought hypothesis that has NEVER been experimentally verified, for in all the millions of fossils discovered to date there has never been an example of one species "evolving" into another, the cornerstone of what Darwin was trying to explain. While excuses abound for why this is so, nonetheless it is a fact which glaringly highlights that, while Darwin postulated A scenario for evolution, it may not be THE scenario.
Another interesting fact the author reveals is that many of the original defenders of the theory did so less from being convinced of its truth than for the "freedom" it offered from religious constraints on scientific inquiry, again highlighting the fact that it was more a philosophical revolution and less a scientific one that Darwin initiated.
As for the popular Liberal claim that God was no longer necessary because of natural selection, well, anytime science attempts to deal with metaphysical questions of "why" as opposed to how, it runs into problems which it cannot, almost by definition, answer. Specifically in this case, the claim that mutations are random is impossible to verify scientifically.Read more ›
By and large this is a superb introduction to Charles Darwin, his theory, and his times, and is, above all, a good read.
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This is one of the few most riveting books I've ever read. A great work of biography and of intellectual inquiry.Published 4 days ago by transponder
This fifty one year old book begins with a scholarly erudition informing us of intricate details of the biography and historical times of Darwin. Read morePublished on November 21, 2010 by C. M. Stahl