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The Resource Darwin devolves : the new science about DNA that challenges evolution, Michael J. Behe

Darwin devolves : the new science about DNA that challenges evolution, Michael J. Behe

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Darwin devolves : the new science about DNA that challenges evolution
Title
Darwin devolves
Title remainder
the new science about DNA that challenges evolution
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Behe
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Language
eng
Summary
"In his controversial bestseller Darwin's Black Box, biochemist Michael Behe challenged Darwin's theory of evolution, arguing that science itself has proven that intelligent design is a better explanation for the origin of life. In Darwin Devolves, Behe advances his argument, presenting new research that offers a startling reconsideration of how Darwin's mechanism works, weakening the theory's validity even more. A system of natural selection acting on random mutation, evolution can help make something look and act differently. But evolution never creates something organically. Behe contends that Darwinism actually works by a process of devolution, damaging cells in DNA in order to create something new at the lowest biological levels. This is important, he makes clear, because it shows the Darwinian process cannot explain the creation of life itself. 'A process that so easily tears down sophisticated machinery is not one which will build complex, functional systems,' he writes. In addition to disputing the methodology of Darwinism and how it conflicts with the concept of creation, Behe reveals that what makes Intelligent Design unique, and right, is that it acknowledges causation. Evolution proposes that organisms living today are descended with modification from organisms that lived in the distant past. But Intelligent Design goes a step further asking, what caused such astounding changes to take place? What is the reason or mechanism for evolution? For Behe, this is what makes Intelligent Design so important."--Amazon.com
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DLC
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1952-
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Behe, Michael J.
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Intelligent design (Teleology)
  • DNA
  • Molecular evolution
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Darwin devolves : the new science about DNA that challenges evolution, Michael J. Behe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-329) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Problems. The pretense of knowledge -- Fathomless elegance -- Part II. Theories. Synthesizing evolution -- Magic numbers -- Overextended -- Part III. Data. The family line -- Poison-pill mutations -- Dollo's timeless law -- Revenge of the principle of comparative difficulty -- Part IV. Solution. A terrible thing to waste -- Appendix : clarifying perspective
Control code
on1049576124
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062842664
Lccn
2018034062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
15434174
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049576124
Label
Darwin devolves : the new science about DNA that challenges evolution, Michael J. Behe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Problems. The pretense of knowledge -- Fathomless elegance -- Part II. Theories. Synthesizing evolution -- Magic numbers -- Overextended -- Part III. Data. The family line -- Poison-pill mutations -- Dollo's timeless law -- Revenge of the principle of comparative difficulty -- Part IV. Solution. A terrible thing to waste -- Appendix : clarifying perspective
Control code
on1049576124
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062842664
Lccn
2018034062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
15434174
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049576124

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