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5.0 out of 5 stars The wrong paradigm, November 13, 2005
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This review is from: The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution (Paperback)
This is a detailed and meticulous description of evolution and the history of biological life. Of its type, this is one of the most comprehensive and readable accounts available. Unfortunately Dawkins is operating entirely within the wrong paradigm!

Creation may be contradicted by facts, but facts don't necessarily add up to truth. Evolution itself is flawed on several counts, for example it cannot explain:

1) Why heavy fish, like whales, don't just sink to the bottom of the ocean
2) Why most trees are so much taller than necessary
3) How non-biological animals, like crocodiles and ostriches, came into existence
4) Why sharks haven't grown legs, moved onto land and taken over the world
5) The existence of invisible species that remain undiscovered

So go ahead and read Dawkins' lucid prose in 'The Ancestor's Tale' - but remember there are some occasions when facts are wrong.
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Initial post: Nov 1, 2006 5:09:11 PM PST
GrazPop says:
This is exceedingly clever. Most people seem to believe you were serious!

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 3:53:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2006 3:59:10 AM PST
I agree with the previous comment. People might believe that your review is a serious one and you (the author) are very very crazy.

Posted on Feb 4, 2009 4:20:44 PM PST
This has GOT to be a Poe.

Posted on Feb 6, 2009 12:41:40 PM PST
John Willis says:
Glad to see that the uninformed and ignorant at least look at books once in a while.

Posted on Feb 6, 2009 3:52:33 PM PST
insunlight says:
This is brilliant. I agree wholeheartedly. I only wonder - and you might want to add this to your list - why the non-biological creatures haven't mated with the sharks to produce be-legged non-biological croco-sharks who would quickly destroy all life on the planet. Since life continues to exist, obviously evolution is false.

Posted on Feb 6, 2009 4:43:37 PM PST
Evan Jensen says:
Hilarious. Disturbing because it cuts very close to sounding like other people who actually mean it when they say such things. I've heard worse from people who actually believed it. Hard to know exactly why I know you're joking and they're not, but you are.

Posted on Feb 6, 2009 5:53:28 PM PST
jstric2608 says:
This was a very entertaining review in a twisted sort of way. You are obviously batshiat crazy.

Posted on Feb 6, 2009 5:56:03 PM PST
Andrew Cho says:
The truly sad thing is although I think I'm positive this is sarcasm there's a part of me that's thinking, "but somewhere in the world someone would take this and run with it to defend their religious fanaticism."

Posted on Feb 28, 2009 6:18:31 PM PST
"Non-biological animals"?

My. Aren't we just the scientific genius? Faced with such clearly astounding insight, I believe I must go and put shark-proof fencing around my property at once. And cut down some of those unnecessarily tall trees, too, while I'm at it.

Oh - say... when you were reading Dawkins' work, did he happen to mention which orifice of the human body is utilised for speech? Because between you and me, I think you've been using the wrong one.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2009 3:04:55 AM PST
Phillip Monk says:
Check the meaning of satire in a dictionary.
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