Evolution, A Theory in Crisis

New Developments in Science are Challenging Orthodox Darwinism

Michael Denton

Preface

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1. Genesis Rejected

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2. The Theory of Evolution

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3. From Darwin to Dogma

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4. A Partial Truth

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5. The Typological Perception of Nature

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6. The Systema Naturae from Aristotle to Cladistics

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7. The Failure of Homology

p142 Diagram of the "pentadactyl" pattern which is common over a wide range of animal forms from our five fingers to the five bones in a whale's flipper.

p143 Long quote of Darwin in "Origin" about the powerful evidence for common descent associated with homology.

p151 "With the demise of any sort of straightforward explanation of homology one of the major pillars of evolution theory has become so weakened that its value as evidence for evolution is greatly diminished." [This is quoted by Bethell in "Darwin's House of Cards" p114.]

p151 Quotes Sir Alister Hardy in "The Living Stream" "The concept of homology is absolutely fundamental to what we are talking about when we speak of evolution - yet in truth we cannot explain it at all in terms of present day biological theory."

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8. The Fossil Record

p178 "Anyone who has been privileged to handle, as I have, both a marsupial and a placental dog skull will attest to the almost eerie degree of convergence between the thylacine[marsupial] and the placental dog. Yet in terms of the soft anatomy of their reproductive systems there is an enormous difference between the two groups."

[Discussed in Bethell's "Darwin's House of Cards", p118. I would wonder how Gould would feel about this - the whole head similar, an enormously complex structure? How could the playing of different tapes with all foresight forbidden reach the same final rendition? Takes a lot of faith!]

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9. Bridging the Gaps

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10 The Molecular Biological Revolution

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11. The Enigma of Life's Origin

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12. A Biochemical Echo of Typology

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13. Beyond the Reach of Chance

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14. The Puzzle of Perfection

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15. The Priority of the Paradigm

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Windows of Creation
Evidence from nature Is the universe designed?
Reasonable faith
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