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Darwin devolves : the new science about DNA that challenges evolution

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"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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Mount Morris Library 576.8 Beh (Text)
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1001 . ‡aBehe, Michael J., ‡d1952- ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aDarwin devolves : ‡bthe new science about DNA that challenges evolution / ‡cMichael J. Behe.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York, NY : ‡bHarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ‡c[2019]
300 . ‡a342 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c24 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
5050 . ‡aProblems. The pretense of knowledge ; Fathomless elegance -- Theories. Synthesizing evolution ; Magic numbers ; Overextended -- Data. The family line ; Poison-pill mutations ; Dollow's timeless law ; Revenge of the principle of comparative difficulty -- Solution. A terrible thing to waste -- Appendix: clarifying perspective.
520 . ‡a"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.
60010. ‡aDarwin, Charles, ‡d1809-1882.
60017. ‡aDarwin, Charles, ‡d1809-1882. ‡2fast
650 0. ‡aEvolution (Biology)
650 0. ‡aIntelligent design (Teleology)
650 0. ‡aDNA.
650 0. ‡aMolecular evolution.
650 7. ‡aDNA. ‡2fast
650 7. ‡aEvolution (Biology) ‡2fast
650 7. ‡aMolecular evolution. ‡2fast
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aon1049576124 ‡bOCoLC ‡c597043 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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