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Darwin's Doubt

The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
Lu par : Derek Shetterly
Durée : 14 h et 59 min
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When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the "Cambrian explosion", many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock.

In Darwin's Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life - a mystery that has intensified not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found but because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal. During the last half century, biologists have come to appreciate the central importance of biological information - stored in DNA and elsewhere in cells - to building animal forms.

Expanding on the compelling case he presented in his last book, Signature in the Cell, Meyer argues that the origin of this information, as well as other mysterious features of the Cambrian event, are best explained by intelligent design rather than purely undirected evolutionary processes.

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©2013 Stephen C. Meyer (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • GK
  • 15/06/2018

Very detailed and scientific

Worth the read but it does mire the listener in detail. It might be better to read a physical book.

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  • Sierra Bravo
  • 07/06/2017

What does science really say about evolution

It never ceases to amaze me how people with supposedly scientific minds believe blindly in random mutation evolution. Like any scientific theory it has things it explains and things it does not explain. Like any scientific theory it must constantly be reevaluated in light of new evidence. It seems like our world has changed Darwin's evolution from a scientific theory into a religion of its own. Meyer offers a thought provoking look at the evidence. This is a great book for Christians to equip their children with as they enter Middle school "science" classes. It is a good book for anyone with an open mind on the subject. As Mark Twain is quoted as saying: "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

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  • Monty
  • 02/02/2017

Intelligently "Design-ates" The Blind Watchmaker an antiquated philosophy.

Having now listened to Dawkins' Blind Watchmaker as well as MEYERS' Signature in the Cell and Darwin's Doubt I am convinced the latter has the more scientifically compelling argument. Very enlightening!

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  • CKDexter
  • 28/02/2017

Astonishing

Meyer's comprehensive review of the science and continuing controversy surrounding the Cambrian fauna is fair and thoroughly researched. Then he goes on to discuss several post-Darwinian variations of the standard mutation/selection model that are sometimes used to account for these creatures. His critiques of these newer models along with the standard one are fair and well-thought out. Meyer is a thoughtful, cautious writer and his review of this controversy is profound. Even breathtaking. Notwithstanding the flaming invective and ad-hominim attacks of some of the one star reviewers, the bibliography reveals that many scientists are as openly doubtful of the Darwinian mechanism as Meyer is, though they remain committed to solving the dilemma within a materialistic framework. Meyer discusses these questions in the open and argues for non-material, intelligent causation, as do a number of recent books on fine-tuning and the evident fitness of earth for life. A stunning listen. Steve, your are a clear, careful, fair, respectful, even friendly voice in this debate. Looking forward to more from you. Kudos to the reader, who does a mostly great job with mouthfuls of somewhat technical language. I found him clear and devoid of idiosyncrasies. Just a few troubling pronunciations, but nothing too severe.

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  • C. Otto
  • 27/04/2017

Solid and compelling

I believe that when this book is read with an objective mindset, it provides a very clear and balanced and thoughtful argument. At the end of it all, I believe it does come down to a basic philosophical worldview. But I can't help but think that the scientific community and it's self righteous power today is mimicking the religious community from centuries past.

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  • Doug D. Eigsti
  • 05/04/2018

Cambrian Explosion Blows Up Neo-Darwinism

In this follow-up to Signature in the Cell, author Stephen C. Meyer writes the book that the critics of his first book thought they were attacking. The first book is a rigorous defense of Intelligent Design from a genetic level. In this second book Meyer continues his assault on conventional evolutionary wisdom and focuses his attention on the Cambrian Explosion. His argument draws attention to the incredible amount of biological information that supposedly came into being—using evolutionary terms and time-scales—in just a few million years. When ever since—again in evolutionary terminology—no new phyla or body plans have evolved. Forgetting the typical Creationist arguments Meyer starts by accepting the evolutionary time-scale and sequence of events, then goes on to informing his listeners of just how much information is needed to bring a new living organism into existence. The magnitude is staggering and should give any thinking person reason to abandon materialistic evolution and at least entertain intelligent Design as a possibility.

Derek Shetterly us a good choice to narrate this book full of difficult technical concepts.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/03/2017

Compelling Case for Intelligent Design

The narration is excellent. The content is enthralling. 'Darwin's Doubt' undoubtedly builds a rock solid case against neo-Darwinian Evolution and questions the most revered tenets of institutional academia's portrayal of the origin of life. Readers can expect to gain a broad perspective of the questions facing the ongoing evolutionary debate.

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  • Justin M
  • 28/11/2017

Resonance aplenty. Bereft of factual value.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Creationists and ID sympathizers who want to think their ideas have scientific merit. Also, people who are new to intelligent design and want to understand how deep that rabbit hole goes.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The narration is impeccable. I've never heard better.

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Meyer spends half the book attacking versions of evolutionary theory that have been superseded (one would do well to ask why he does this). Then he gives a slap-dash survey of more modern ideas, to which he apparently has no significant criticisms that aren't reducible to the standard set of creationist fallacies. Every chapter is shot through with misrepresentations, misunderstandings, and failures of reasoning; the pace at which they come is slow but steady at first, accelerating after the halfway mark and reaching a fever pitch by the end. Meyer's great depth and breadth of knowledge, and his capacity for a high level of rigor, are on full display -- but he applies those assets with such caprice that the overall effect amounts to little more than a simulation of madness. Most of his substantive claims about biology can't stand up to 5 minutes of Googling -- which isn't a surprise given that he has no credentials in any relevant field.

If you're a creationist or ID sympathizer looking for resonance in an ostensibly scientific volume, this book is as good as it gets. If you're hoping to be informed about biology and evolution, this book is worse than useless.

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  • David Collins
  • 22/10/2020

Excellent book

Give one much to think about. It is very technical and allows one to see the differences of thought. I recommend it

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  • Crossroads Pastors
  • 25/09/2020

T. Moore

I found this book addresses some of the biggest challenges Darwinian and neo-Darwinian theories hold. I appreciated Stephen’s approach to address evolutionary theories with evolutionary rules. I found this book very respectful in its approach and something our scientific world should take seriously.