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Billions of Missing Links: A Rational Look at the Mysteries Evolution Can't Explain Paperback – February 15, 2007
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Despite living a century before Karl Popper, the great philosopher of Science, Darwin understood that any genuine scientific theory had to include the possibility of falsification. He therefore suggested in 1872 that if any complex organ (or organism) existed which could not have evolved from successive small steps or "modifications" that his theory would "ultimately break down." The bulk of this book by Geoffrey Simmons is an attempt to do just that. In it he quickly surveys the plant and animal kindoms and finds numerous instances of living organisms with traits so unique and highly adapted that, he argues, they could not have evolved in short successive steps.
Repeating the many examples Simmons offers would be beyond the scope of this review, but in general Simmons suggests two versions of his critique to Darwin's theory. The first is the lack of fossil antecedents. In his discussion of bats, for example, Simmons notes that bat fossils can be found over a period of 50 million years but each fossil shows clearly defined bat characteristics, including echolocation abilities and unique tendons that allow bats to easily hang upside down.Read more ›
I learned more interesting information about the animal kingdom from this book than I have gleaned in the rest of my life. Stories of the cell from hell, cockroaches running 3 times faster than cheetahs, the weaponry possessed by insects, hibernation and estivation, migration, etc. etc. etc. kept me entertained, amazed, and edified all at the same time. My appreciation for bacteria and even viruses went from zero to 90 in 4 pages.
To top it off the book finished with the most succinct argument against common descent, nondirected evolution that I have seen. After having had time to fully digest this, I label it a culinary masterpiece.
I recommend that all home school and private schools use this book
and also What Darwin Did Not Know, Dr. Simmons similar book on the human race, for classroom material.
One of the best books on intelligent design, which while not proving creation by God, sure makes it impossible to not consider a very likely option.
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It clearly shows the impossibility of spontaneous macro evolution
There truly will be no place to hide for those who stubbornly refuse to believe
Standard religious propaganda. Basic fact checking reveals the shallowness of author's arguments. But creationists would never take that step of course. Read morePublished 10 months ago by SentientClump
Especially written for evolutionists. If you have an even slightly open mind this book will make you think! It is a book about the statistics/probability for evolution.Published on November 15, 2013 by Cap
It is a very nice approach to think in deep about what it is NOT probable to exist on nature, if everything comes from a non creative origin. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Pedro Lopez
I'm afraid the universe and this planet with all its myriad flora and fauna were not created by God and the natural world is a cold uncaring one. Read morePublished on June 13, 2012 by S. Barker
Let's see, first there is nothing. Then out of this nothing some little cell just appears and all of a sudden we have life. Humm, it needs FOOD. Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by Karen J
This book gave me a whole new appreciation for cockroaches. Yes, cockroaches! They are absolutely amazing. Read morePublished on December 3, 2010 by Glen Johnson
Dr. Simmons is one of the rare people in the discussion of Intelligent Design versus Evolution that has a significant knowledge of both sides of the issue. Read morePublished on May 2, 2010 by David C. Leaumont