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"On subject after subject--methods of dating, the fossil record, microbiology, geology, etc.--Milton shows the inadequacy of the evidence for Darwinian evolution." (Alpha Magazine)
"When a reputable science correspondent of more than twenty years' experience raises serious doubts, then it is time to sit up and listen." (Challenge)
"Bang goes the empirical basis on which neo-Darwinism rests." (Bishop Hugh Montefiore, The Church Times)
". . . Significant and fascinating." (Donald A. Yerxa, Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation, June 2001)
"The world of science faces the biggest challenge yet to one of its most basic beliefs." (London Times)
"The world of science faces the biggest challenge yet to one of its most basic beliefs." (Neville Hodgkinson, Sunday Times)
About the Author
Richard Milton is a science journalist and design engineer based in London. He is a member of Mensa, the international high-IQ society, and writes a column for Mensa Magazine. He has been a member of the Geologists' Association for twenty years, and did extensive geological research for this book. He has been featured on the BBC, NBC, and other television networks. He is also the author of Alternative Science.
Visit the author's web site at http://www.alternativescience.com/.
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Sadly, it's getting harder to find, so I encourage interested, open-minded readers to get a copy before it's unavailable or overpriced.
For those readers interested in accurate, logical refutations of Darwinism, this is the one book to have. Milton decimates the frauds and fallacies of Darwinism, and takes on the neo-Darwinists who attempt to update the unsustainable theories of their master. Step-by-step Milton deconstructs the frauds and errors to show just how bankrupt accepted theories of evolution are.
He refutes the crafty theories of Evolutionist-Darwinian Richard Dawkins, showing how his account of evolution, as expressed in "The Blind Watchmaker," is contrived and false. Jolted by the book's revelation, Dawkins wrote a scathing attack against Milton which was (no surprises) widely disseminated in an attempt to prevent people reading Milton's extraordinary book.
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The author raises many questions about Darwinism which deserve serious consideration. He has, quite bravely, proposed what an alternative theory could look like. While I don't think his postulate has sufficient substance to be seriously considered at this stage, it does show that new thinking is required.
I think the strongest point he raises is that if changes took place very slowly over long periods, the fossil records of all life forms should be replete with intermediate stages. Their complete absence must force a re-evaluation and should require a halt on teaching Darwins theory in high schools. Universities should be able to debate aspects of various theories and stimulate research into finding more plausible explanations.
The author is not a creationist and in fact claims to have "no religious beliefs", but I expect that creationists will be more open to this book than most neo-Darwinists. What Milton does is collect and clearly describe several serious scientific problems with the Darwinist model of evolution. It is well written and has good references to original source material to back up his claims. Some of the interesting facts described:
- the age figures that scientists toss around for the age of the earth, strata, fossils etc are little more than educated guesses. Radiometric dating is not an objective science, and there is no objective proof of the earth's age.
- a well-known scientific law "genetic homeostasis" means that animal or plant species cannot give rise to a new species by accumulating normal genetic variation. There are no "green mice" in nature and never will be.
- there is no scientific evidence (none whatsoever) that random mutation can give rise to the variety of life found in the fossil record. The process of natural selection by itself provides no mechanism for evolutionary change to arise.
- the widespread acceptance of Darwinism in academic circles is mostly due to political pressure and arguements from personal authority. It is not based on scientific evidence.
Milton is quite reasonable is his call for rational debate on the scientific evidence, rather than the personal attacks and attempts to censor him by leading Darwinists like Dawkins. Some truly shameful behavior by leading academic figures is described. The author does admit that there is at present no clear alternative theory of evolution. Milton does not make any mention of the recent biochemical challenge to Darwinism (Behe, Dembski, Spetner) but this book dovetails with it quite nicely. Clearly, Darwinism is a theory collapsing under its own weight, the baggage of nineteenth century materialist asumptions. But what will take its place? Milton doesn't explore this much. My personal hunch is that some kind of information theory must be applied to nature, to describe how genetic data is so amazingly organized.
I wondered why he spent the first part of the book on the age of the earth. It is not even close to one of the more compelling arguments in the book, especially with his conclusion that science cannot possibly know the true age of the earth given the present state of our knowledge (while appearing to advocate a young earth during his argument). The book tended to drag when he tried to give alternatives to Darwinism, but was most amusing at the end.
The style of writing is such that this book is accessible to nonscientists, but is in most points scientifically accurate. I highly recommend this as a volume to stimulate your thoughts.
Certainly, even if Darwinism is proven true in the end, the actions and attitudes of many adherents to Darwinism is an indictment.