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Shattering the Myths of Darwinism

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Compelling evidence that the most important assumptions on which Darwinism rests are wrong.

The controversial best-seller that sent Oxford University and Nature magazine into a frenzy has at last come to the United States. Shattering the Myths of Darwinism exposes the gaping holes in an ideology that has reigned unchallenged over the scientific world for a century. Darwini
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Park Street Press (first published 1992)
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Jan 02, 2008 Carrie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
What a brilliant book!

I was with a Geophysicist in Paris last year and he was one of the Scientists who mapped out the Techtonics Plates on the Ocean Bed. It was in the 70's and they used a 'mobile' computer on board, which measured about 15' by 12'!

When I read Milton's book I was staggered that the 'fact' of evolution had never been seriously questioned before.

It takes a great deal of faith to believe in the great Darwin.... that we came from primates....why aren't they still changing
Aug 10, 2008 Charles rated it did not like it
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Another one that's hard to actually label non-fiction. A horrible mishmash of made up stuff and wild speculation. How anyone could so firmly throw decades of good science out the window just because he doesn't want to believe it, is beyond me.

Don't look for reason and rationality in this book.
Shabbeer Hassan
Apr 13, 2011 Shabbeer Hassan rated it did not like it
Ahh..Mr Milton joins the hallowed league of Mr. Michael Behe & The Discovery Institute....This books famously celebrates his ignorance in evolutionary biology and shatters the myth that he is of a sound, rational & scientific mind!!!!
Pedro Puech
Jan 05, 2015 Pedro Puech rated it it was amazing
Several scientific theories have been condemned by religions, since Galileo and Copernicus. But Darwins hypothesis (I prefer to call it hypothesis rather than theory) is probably the only one that has been turned into a religion itself. Darwinists react with emotion to any data suggesting that evolution has not been totally explained by Darwin.
In Shattering the Myths of Darwinism, Richard Milton lists a number of scientific data, which he accumulated after years of research as a journalist, toge
May 27, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it
What amazes me most is that when a scientific theory is called into question, people generally respond, "Well, that's how science works. We test, re-test, re-examine, and re-evaluate the evidence." However, when this theory is Darwin's theory of evolution, anyone questioning it is automatically labeled "a creationist" or "stupid" or "anti-science."

Milton's book is a must-read for anyone interested in the neverending evolution/creation debates in schools and in the media. The problem is not so mu
Pepper Lancaster
Nov 27, 2007 Pepper Lancaster rated it really liked it
Takes a truly scientific approach to Darwinism. Without getting 'preachy'. There may be evidence that the earth is younger than we are currently teaching in our school systems and no one is listening. Just because this evidence supports a 'religious' theory, does not make it less valid.

This book doesn't go too far into the religious part of the debate. Just the evidence that Darwinism and the theories based on it, could be completely off base.

Very interesting.
Feb 10, 2014 Murphy rated it it was amazing
Excellent reading. It amazes me that elementary schools and the like still teach so definitely that the earth is so old when there is no instrument that can estimate such numbers. This book makes one want to delve further into the real truths.
Oct 19, 2015 Jeanine rated it it was amazing
Well researched and well thought-out.

Evolution has become sacred to many people and they defend it with a fervor usually reserved for religious fanatics.

If you are however curious about the topic, you will find this book very informative.
Jul 25, 2014 Bill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this book in high school, was very impressed by it -- I launched into a long running argument with a school mate about whether evolution was true. I particularly recall the over-the-top criticism from Richard Dawkins which the publishers had printed on the back cover!
Andrew Hennessey
one of the first of many scientific refutations of darwinism .. augmented later by chaos and complexity computation at places like santa fe institute in the 1990's [e.g. kauffman, langton, goodwin:] darwins definition of a mainframe would have been an abacus !!!
Michael Stuy
Apr 30, 2014 Michael Stuy rated it really liked it
Another book that easily disputes the myth of Darwinism in a easy to read work.
Jun 05, 2013 Elentarri rated it it was amazing
Extremely interesting. Writing style flows nicely and is not overly complicated.
Flash Mitchell English
Excellent, scientifically-accurate book that asks some hard questions.
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Richard Milton is a journalist and writer who writes stories most sensible people wouldn't touch with a bargepole.

His best-selling critique of Darwinism as an ideology, Shattering the Myths of Darwinism, caused a storm of controversy. His study of Anglo-German relations, Best of Enemies, has been turned into a film for German and British television. His latest non-fiction title, The Ministry of
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