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The Cambrian Explosion: Evolution's Big Bang? or Darwin's Dilemma Hardcover – August 30, 2011
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Walter Starkey does his best to convince us that there is someone who designed life as we know it and that Darwinism is such a weak flawed theory.
But it is definitely not convincing at all. He is trying to persuade us instead of putting forward real proofs and he just makes weird or weak comparisons.
He actually convinced me that there is really no match for Darwinism so far.
However, in many other aspects, The Cambrian Explosion is a disappointment. In several places, the book presents evolution in an unreasonably silly manner. The persuasiveness of the arguments would likely have been enhanced by giving Darwinists the benefit of the doubt, or at least by not setting up "straw men" arguments that can easily be demolished. For example, in describing the increase of genetic material necessary for "evolving" a protozoan into a human, it is proposed that billions of atoms of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus must have miraculously floated "through the air from the land, sea, and air...to go to the DNA molecule of an animal (p.159)." Certainly no evolutionist claims this is the mechanism for evolution.
Overall, several problems would make The Cambrian Explosion an unconvincing book to the skeptic. Many unusual probability calculations are made throughout the book, based on sketchy assumptions with little correspondence to reality. Descriptions of biology are often a little rough or at times inaccurate; and a chapter called "The affidavits of Evolutionists" seems to be more the interpretations of the author than an accurate portrayal of evolutionist's beliefs. Furthermore, the presentation of "Progressive Creation" theory relies on some strange treatment of Biblical texts. For these reasons, the Cambrian Explosion fails to make a persuasive case against evolution.