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Crisp language and plausible mathematics consider Darwinism,
This review is from: 'Mathematics of Evolution' (Hardcover)
Sir Fred Hoyle, credited with coining the term 'Big Bang', turns his extraordinary mathematical prowess to consideration of the claims of neo-Darwinism.
His results support the Darwinian findings that 'explain the fine details of the matching of many species to their environment', and undermine the extrapolation of those findings 'to broader taxonomic categories, to kingdoms, divisions, classes, and orders'.
Professor Hoyle states explicitly that he has no theistic faith, but forthrightly (attention, please, all sides of the creationist debate) challenges that the Darwinian theory 'is wrong, and that continued adherence to it is an impediment to discovering the correct evolutionary theory'. He continues: 'To the extent that one is deflected by socioreligious considerations from correcting what is wrong, one hands a victory to opponents'.
Advanced mathematical capability is necessary to follow the book's argument closely, but the text is written in lucid and engaging language which will carry any interested reader along.
This vital work was available only in a few manuscript copies for many years, and the publication by Acorn Enterprises in Memphis Tennessee is a service to the future. I recommend the book for its argument, its nobility, and its value to your great-grandchildren.
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Ronald D. Hennessey says:
The notion that you can disprove evolution with mathematics is preposterous on its face. Finding even one rabbit in a deposit of Permian rock would be much more convincing. Hoyle was a first-rate astronomer despite his discredited steady-state theory of the universe, but he certainly was no biologist, as he would have realized had he gone to the trouble of sending his book manuscript out for review. My recommendation to the prospective buyer is that you spare your great-grandchildren the effort of reading this book and instead buy them a copy of "The Origin of Species."
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