Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis

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Written by Michael Denton

Published by Discovery Institute

Jan, 2016

354 pages



More than thirty years after his landmark book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis (1985), biologist Michael Denton revisits his earlier thesis about the inability of Darwinian evolution to explain the history of life. He argues that there remains “an irresistible consilience of evidence for rejecting Darwinian cumulative selection as the major driving force of evolution.” From the origin of life to the origin of human language, the great divisions in the natural order are still as profound as ever, and they are still unsupported by the series of adaptive transitional forms predicted by Darwin. In addition, Denton makes a provocative new argument about the pervasiveness of nonadaptive order throughout biology, order that cannot be explained by the Darwinian mechanism.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Galápagos
Chapter 3. The Hierarchy of Nature
Chapter 4. Non-Adaptive Order
Chapter 5. Evo-Devo
Chapter 6. The Tree of Life and Distinctive Types
Chapter 7. Bridging Gaps: Cells and Proteins
Chapter 8. Bridging Gaps: Flowering Plants
Chapter 9. Bridging Gaps: Limbs, Feathers, Wings, and Eels
Chapter 10. Bridging Gaps: The Origin of Language
Chapter 11. Beyond Chance: Natura Non Facit Saltum
Chapter 12. Fossils: Long-Term Non-Adaptive Trends
Chapter 13. Typology Redux
Chapter 14. The Priority of the Paradigm


Title: Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis
Author: Michael Denton
Language: English
Length: 354
Edition: 1
Publisher: Discovery Institute
Publication Date: 2016-01-06
ISBN-10: 1936599325
ISBN-13: 9781936599325