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The Natural Sciences Know Nothing of Evolution Paperback – January 1, 1989


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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: WFT Books (January 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931713502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931713504
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,535,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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47 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Dial911book on May 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
I expected a shallow anti-evolution critique in this book, given its absolutist title.

Boy, was I wrong. Prof. Wilder-Smith has marshaled some of the most powerful arguments I have ever seen raised against the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution. If you think that "evolution is a proven, irrefutable fact," then you should read this book and figure out how to overcome its incisive questions and well-argued positions.

Particularly strong are chapters 4 and 5, which deal with the genesis of biological information and the questions about how biological systems were programmed via the processes of undirected mutation and natural selection.

In a nutshell, the theory of evolution offers no credible explanation for how undirected material processes (e.g. of physics and chemistry) can create a code, along with an encoder and decoder mechanism. Thus, when you see a code, along with an encoder and decoder, then you have found almost irrefutable evidence that an intelligent being existed to create the encoder, code, and decoder.

It may sound immodest, but I had independently developed this line of argument (in a currently unpublished manuscript) before I read this book. I must update my own work now, to include this book as a citation and add some of its observations. I have not yet seen these arguments addressed or rebutted in the pro-evolution literature.

If you are a skeptic of evolution, then you'll find ample new ideas and insights here. This is not a mere rehash of dinosaurs and fossils.

This book is fairly easy to read, as science-oriented books go. Few if any math equations appear, and most jargon terms are defined in the text somewhere (use a yellow marker to assist your recollection). It is easier to read than Prof.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on September 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
Arthur Ernest Wilder-Smith (1915-1995) was an organic-chemist, humanitarian, lecturer and an author on young earth creationism. He also wrote books such as Man's Origin, Man's Destiny: A Critical Survey of the Principles of Evolution and Christianity, The Creation of Life: A Cybernetic Approach to Evolution, He Who Thinks Has to Believe, The Scientific Alternative to Neo-Darwinian Evolutionary Theory: Information Sources and Structures, etc.

Here are some quotations from this 1981 book:

"Darwin's cancelling out of know-how or logos from the biogenetical equation is experimentally unjustified, for every attempt at artifically creating life in a laboratory proves that scientists, without exception, attempt to synthesize the machine of life from matter using matter, energy, and know-how..." (Pg. 7)
"The ocean is thus practically the last place on this or any other planet where the proteins of life could be formed spontaneously from amino acids." (Pg. 14)
"Without exception all Miller's amino acids are completely unsuitable for any type of spontaneous biogenesis. And the same applies to all and any randomly formed substances and amino acids which form racemates." (Pg. 16)
"The total energy available for work within the system will tend to decrease generally and steadily.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Burnett on October 15, 2014
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This book was wrong a third of a century ago when it was published, and it's wronger now. Wilder-Smith was an admitted young earth creationist - his book is only referenced by creationists - including intelligent design creationists - but never by actual scientists.
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