Replacing Darwin


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Nathaniel Jeanson. 2017. MasterBooks. 250 pages.

In 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. His book upended many popular views and started a revolution of thought about life’s origin and diversity. However, virtually nothing was known about either genetics or inheritance in 1859, and Darwin simply could not use the limited scientific knowledge of his time to adequately explain life. Over 150 years later, many people still fail to recognize the severe limitations of Darwin’s arguments. Now, in the midst of the molecular revolution, we can finally answer some of the questions Darwin could not answer. Dr. Jeanson provides us an easy-to-read introduction to the field of genetics. He also proceeds to comprehensively rebut many of Darwin’s ideas, document some of the newest scientific discoveries, and present a compelling alternative to the highly flawed Darwinian model for the origin of species.