On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

Book - 2008 | Revised edition
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'can we doubt ... that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?'In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the roleof the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process.Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters. The present edition provides a detailed and accessible discussion ofhis theories and adds an account of the immediate responses to the book on publication. The resistances as well as the enthusiasms of the first readers cast light on recent controversies, particularly concerning questions of design and descent.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2008
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780199219223
Branch Call Number: 576.82 DAR 2008
Characteristics: xxxviii, 394 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Beer, Gillian


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Oct 02, 2014

So if everything came from the theory of Natural Selection, which by the way isn't evolution at all but shows how God has designed creatures to adapt to their environment, how did the possible outcome for genes turn out just right??? I mean really there over 10 to the 2000th(or something like that) possible outcomes for the simple gene in a single celled organism. Also if everything came from the Big Bang, where did the laws of Logic come from? In order to argue for the theory of evolution you first must use Biblical principals. Evolution cannot explain ANYTHING in the essence. Finally, if evplution were true, Mothers would have more than two hands by now!! I agree with pianisthebest1314 in that the book choices are very well done, especially the one by Dr. Jason Lisle!!! I highly encourage any skeptics to read that book and post any questions right here and I will do my best to answer them. Happy researching!! By the way the stat for the possibility's was from one of Ken Ham's conferences.

Jun 26, 2014

Very interesting. Gives you the information you want in explicit detail.

Jun 07, 2012

This is one of those classics that few people have actually read or would want to. Darwin's writing style dithers and hedges, but you have to bear in mind that he was proposing as radical a paradigm shift for his time as heliocentricism was in the 16th century with far greater implications. He essentially sat on his theory for a couple of decades before rushing to publish ahead of contemporaries who were reaching the same conclusions.

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