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-- Professor David Snoke, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
"In The Edge of Evolution Michael Behe carefully assesses the evidence of what Darwin's mechanism of random mutation and selection can achieve in well documented cases, and shows that even in those cases that maximize its power as a creative force it has only been able to generate very trivial examples of evolutionary change. Could such an apparently impotent and mindless force really have built the sophisticated molecular devices found throughout nature? The answer, he insists, is no. The only common-sense explanation is intelligent design."
-- Michael Denton, M.D., Ph.D., author of Nature's Destiny
"In crystal-clear prose Behe systematically shreds the central dogma of atheistic science, the doctrine of the random universe. This book, like the natural phenomena it so elegantly describes, shows the unmistakable signs of a very deep intelligence at work."
-- JEffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., Research Psychiatrist, UCLA, and author of The Mind & The Brain
"Until the past decade and the genomics revolution, Darwin's theory rested on indirect evidence and reasonable speculation. Now, however, we have begun to scratch the surface of direct evidence, of which this book offers the best possible treatment. Though many critics won't want to admit it, The Edge of Evolution is very balanced, careful, ¬and devastating. A tremendously important book."
-- Dr. Philip Skell, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at Pennsylvania State University, and member of the National Academy of Sciences
"With this book, Michael Behe shows that he is truly an independent thinker of the first order. In a day when the media present all issues in the football metaphor as two teams fighting, the intelligent design debate is presented simplistically as authors who are lapdogs for young-earth creationists versus evolutionists who are lapdogs for atheists. Michael Behe is no lapdog. He carefully examines the data of evolution, along the way making an argument for universal common descent that will make him no friends among young-earth creationists, and draws in new facts, especially the data on malaria, that have not been part of the public debate at all up to now. This book will take the intelligent design debate into new territory and represents a unique contribution on the longstanding question of philosophy: can observation of the physical world guide our thinking about religious questions?"
- Professor David Snoke, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
"Until the past decade and the genomics revolution, Darwin's theory rested on indirect evidence and reasonable speculation. Now, however, we have begun to scratch the surface of direct evidence, of which this book offers the best possible treatment. Though many critics won't want to admit it, The Edge of Evolution is very balanced, careful, and devastating. A tremendously important book."
-- Dr. Philip Skell, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at Pennsylvania State University, and member of the National Academy of Sciences --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Take a scroll down the one star reviews. 1 that I see now are amazon purchases. Sure you can get a book elsewhere but it's interesting that they come here to review (bash) it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Salamanderman
As with Behe's first book on the subject, this is the true objective look at the issue. It sidesteps the mindless science/religion bickering. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Clarles St Clair
In this book, Behe uses the malaria parasite, HIV and E.coli to show the limits of evolution. The idea that mutations over time led to new species seemed very convincing to me but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by globalwarminghoax
To the dismay of doctrinaire Darwinists, Behe makes essential critiques again and again. Any fair and open minded person would read this book and come away seeing the Darwinian... Read morePublished 2 months ago by DanG
Important book. Intellectually honest religious skeptics hopefully will begin to realize that evolution is too limited to remain as the origin story of their metaphysics. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James L. Arruebarrena
Love this book. The author explains the difference between evolution and natural selection. Also explains what evolution is able to change and what is not able to change. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shelly Morrison
Found item easily on Amazon, item works as expected, good price good item very happy.Published 7 months ago by Stanley R. Smith
I found this to be a great book. Quite readable, but full of facts and figures. Behe makes some very helpful distinctions between descent from common ancestors and natural... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ted Kennedy