Not by Chance! has 59 ratings and 10 reviews. Qhlueme said: Spetner, PhD in physics and years of specialized study in organic evolution, takes the reader. The core of Dr. Lee Spetner’s chal- lenge to neo-Darwinian theory (NDT) is in chapters 4 and 5. He points out that evo- lutionists have repeatedly stressed that. Remarkably Spetner does not straightforward deny macro-evolution, he claims that.
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Journal of Theoretical Biology. Dion rated it really liked it Feb 05, We see then that the mutation reduces the specificity of the ribosome protein and that means a loss of genetic information. The author shows in fine fashion that randomness cannot be the progenitor of the wealth of information that has developed in living organisms.
Jan 22, Lucas rated it really liked it. These adaptations occur just when they are needed, because they are triggered by an input from the new environment. Ravic rated it spenter not like it Feb 08, The simplest living cell is one of the least simple things spetenr person could ever imagine, as Spetner makes abundantly clear; and I am convinced that the most creative human imagination could never have imagined such complexity without first seeing something like it.
Want to Read saving…. Vaughn Ohlman rated it really liked it Jun 16, Nor did he cite anyone who did. It seems to me that if the details he describes, each of which involve hundreds more specific biochemical interactions which he spares the reader, were to occur cance step at a time, then the first living cell would still be struggling to get itself into a biochemically coherent, inheritable, living organism, and still have pee of years to go.
The author presents compelling scientific evidence that life on Earth could not have arisen by chance. Spetner goes on to list nearly six pages worth of striking examples of convergent evolution. Hungry for more poor scholarship? There was hope that the use of whole genomes, or at least large portions of genomes, for phylogenetic studies would resolve those contradictions, but that only made the problem worse.
Spetner believes in the Jewish creation myth which tells of originally created species of “beasts” and birds. They will occur in a large fraction of the population, leading to rapid evolutionary changes — possibly even in one generation!
The technical material was simplified to make it more accessible to the xhance public, though that very process of simplification makes some arguments easy targets for criticism.
I highly recommend this short, up-to-date, well-informed, and well-written book for a review of some key, compelling evidence showing that species did not arise through neo-Darwinian mechanisms. Spetner contends that a major weakness with some random-variation evolutionists is that they do not do any calculations to back up their claims. Solid arguments against the dogma of neo-darwinism. hcance
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Community Saloon bar To do list What is going on? Lists with This Book. Retrieved from ” https: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Spetner, PhD in physics and years of specialized study in organic evolution, takes the reader step by step, sometimes mini-step by mini-step, with the frequent reiteration necessary for the novice, convenient for the layman, but unnecessarily repetitious for the expert.
It is quite clear chande his religious views that he has no interest in embracing any evidence for evolution. Spetner was inspired by Rabbi David Luria -who calculated that, according to Talmudic sources, there was originally created species of beasts and of birds. But he does not, and as I discovered mid-book, he does accept the evolution of species, just not through randomness.
Oct 08, Qhlueme rated it it was amazing Shelves: Philosophical11 rated it it was amazing Apr 05, In fact, the common pattern is for phenotypes reflective of genotype in a population tend to form a bell-curve for a given trait, showing the genetic diversity spread around an optimum.
Spetner derives non-random evolution from the Talmud By Mark Perakh.
Not by Chance!: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution
At this point, someone not keen on math will appreciate that previously mentioned use of reminders and reiterations. Open Preview See a Problem? Refresh and try again.
Since they are triggered by the environment, their occurrence in a population s not rare. Nonetheless, due to his nonconformist analyses, the result is an intriguing, informative text for anyone not already ideologically committed to the two chief rival dogmatic alternatives.
Nov 25, Leroy rated it did not like it. Spetner is an American and Israeli creationist author, mechanical engineerapplied biophysicistand physicistknown best for his disagreements with the modern synthesis.
Flip to chapter 4 for the whole basis of his critique.
Dec 26, Mark rated it liked it. He jot not have as much of a grasp on scientific theory behind evolution as he would like to imagine, and the “genetic” and “no missing link found” proofs are so unbelievable– as in, I don’t believe you, buddy.
So yeah, boring, but informative to me. Nov 19, Yeedle rated it liked it. But perhaps the first living cell was simpler, as they say.