What Darwin Got Wrong

What Darwin Got Wrong

Book - 2010
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This book dares to challenge natural selection--not in the name of religion but in the name of good science. Most scientists are so terrified of religious attacks on the theory of evolution that it is never examined critically. There are significant scientific and philosophical problems with the theory of natural selection. Darwin claimed the factors that determine the course of evolution are very largely environmental. Empirical results in biology are increasingly calling this thesis into question. The authors show that Darwinism is committed to inferring, from the premise that a kind of creature with a certain trait was selected, the conclusion that that kind of creature was selected for having that trait. Though such inferences are fallacious, they are nevertheless unavoidable within the Darwinist framework. Ultimately, Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini level a devastating critique against Darwinist orthodoxy and suggest new ways of thinking about evolution.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374288792
Characteristics: xx, 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Piattelli-Palmarini, Massimo


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Sep 25, 2014

And you would expect something else from a evolutionary biologist?

Dec 12, 2012

Evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne describes this book as "a profoundly misguided critique of natural selection" and "as biologically uninformed as it is strident." Wiki


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