Evolution 2.0

Evolution 2.0

Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design

Book - 2015
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In the ongoing debate about evolution, science and faith face off. But the truth is both sides are right and wrong.

In one corner: Atheists like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Jerry Coyne. They insist evolution happens by blind random accident. Their devout adherence to Neo-Darwinism omits the latest science, glossing over crucial questions and fascinating details.

In the other corner: Intelligent Design advocates like William Dembski, Stephen Meyer, and Michael Behe. Many defy scientific consensus, maintaining that evolution is a fraud and rejecting common ancestry outright.

There is a third way. Evolution 2.0 proves that, while evolution is not a hoax, neither is it random nor accidental. Changes are targeted, adaptive, and aware. You'll discover:

How organisms re-engineer their genetic destiny in real time
Amazing systems living things use to re-design themselves
Every cell is armed with machinery for editing its own DNA
The five amazing tools organisms use to alter their genetics
70 years of scientific discoveries--of which the public has heard virtually nothing!

Perry Marshall approached evolution with skepticism for religious reasons. As an engineer, he rejected the concept of organisms randomly evolving. But an epiphany--that DNA is code, much like data in our digital age--sparked a 10-year journey of in-depth research into more than 70 years of under-reported evolutionary science. This led to a new understanding of evolution--an evolution 2.0 that not only furthers technology and medicine, but fuels our sense of wonder at life itself.

This book will open your eyes and transform your thinking about evolution and God. You'll gain a deeper appreciation for our place in the universe. You'll see the world around you as you've never seen it before.

Evolution 2.0 pinpoints the central mystery of biology, offering a multimillion dollar technology prize at naturalcode.org to the first person who can solve it.
Publisher: Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, Inc., 2015.
ISBN: 9781940363806
1940363802
9781940363905
Branch Call Number: 213 MARSHALL
Characteristics: xxvi, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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CommanderKoenig
Mar 27, 2018

Goodness, where to begin? The only truth in this book is the assertion that DNA is a code (not only figuratively but literally). However, caution - most codes in nature are undesigned. For example, the biosphere has naturally occurring codes.

Marshall does not seem to have a coherent thesis: first he's making "a daring, perilous, frightening decision," then he claims, "I'm not saying anything new." Why write the book, then? Oh, but "they" are not telling you...something. (Insert conspiratorial music here.) But they've already published papers on it. (He does have an extensive list of citations, many of which, if you bother to read them, actually contradict his claims.) It's not clear if he's really confused or if he's quote-mining.

Then of course there's the old trick: "I'll offer an Evolution 2.0 Prize to anyone who" blah, blah, then offers a completely impossible goal that actually CONTRADICTS biological evolution as well as information theory. This is a mess! His explanations of DNA error correction and transposition are shallow at best. Go to sound sources for that. Only readers well-versed in biological science should read it because otherwise people are going to be fed errors, fallacies, and silly ideas. I never thought I would become angry on behalf of creationists and intelligent design advocates for being misrepresented, but he does that too!

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naturalist
Apr 26, 2017

“Perry S. Marshall's idiotic Random Mutation Generator”
By Bjørn Østman, posted April 26, 2010, at Pleiotropy
http://pleiotropy.fieldofscience.com/2010/04/perry-s-marshalls-idiotic-random.html
and,
“Another day, another creationist”
by PZ Myers, posted January 1, 2016, at Pharyngula
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2016/01/01/another-day-another-creationist/
and,
“An author jumps the shark on evolution”
by Jerry Coyne, at Why Evolution Is True
https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/an-author-jumps-the-shark-on-evolution/

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