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The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
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Feb 08, 2008

really liked it
Recommended for: anyone intersted in origins

Oos is the book that popularized the theory of materialistic origins, evolutionary theory. I think it is important for people to read. It's a good book, as long as you keep in mind that it was written in 1860, and has all the pomp and fluff of verbose 1860 English writing. The arguments themselves are fascinating. Creationist and materialist alike can gain some insight into the whole debate by reading this book. What I found most fascinating in the whole thing was just how much Darwin's understanding of theology played a role in theory of evolution. Most evolutionists would be embarrassed about how he practically diefies Natural Selection. Most creationists would be surprised at the eloquence of his argument.

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Funny you should call Darwin's style full of pomp and fluff. I found his prose conspicuously restrained and straightforward for the mid-19th century!

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