Denton pursues his avowed purpose, to critique the Darwinian model of evolution, in a manner alternately fascinating and tiresome. He details legitimate questions, some as old as Darwin's theory, some as new as molecular biology, but he also distorts or misrepresents other "problems." For example, he falls into the classic typological trap: organisms with the same name are all the same. He has Euparkeria as the closest possible ancestor of Archaeopteryx, thus displaying either ignorance or disregard for discoveries over the past two decades. He misunderstands or willfully misrepresents the nature of a cladogram as opposed to a phylogeny. Much of the book reads like creationist prattle, but there are also some interesting points. For informed readers. Walter P. Coombs, Jr., Biology Dept., Western New England Coll., Springfield, Mass.
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When I was much younger, I did very well in the subject of undergraduate Philosophy and so I went go on for further studies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Book Glutton
Since this book was written, the enemies of the creation story can no longer hide behind the "straw man" argument that the earth is onlly 6000 years old, not something... Read morePublished 3 months ago by James J. Denike
Evolution ISN'T in crisis and nothing in this book would make you believe it is so (unless you have no science background and are easily mislead!).Published 12 months ago by FREDERICK S KREUDER
This guy Denton is smart, educated, articulate, and deadly to the theory of neo-Darwinian evolution. Read morePublished 14 months ago by W. Sid Vogel