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Charles made a comment on his review of The Selfish Gene
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"Do you think the origin of self replicating genes is somehow unimportant to or divorced from evolution? RD and most biologists I know do not. It's no...more "
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Darwin's Black Box by Michael J. Behe
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Shirley Tilghman referred to this work in her 2005 George Romanes lecture at Oxford University. She didn't however grapple with its specific and compelling arguments for the impotence of natural selection in accounting for the astounding 'irreducible...more
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Whose Promised Land? by Colin Chapman
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Colin Chapman's book is sprinkled with quotes from both 'sides', warns of the danger of older forms of anti-Semitism and focuses on some of the hardships Jews have suffered. It urges caution in forming judgement and maintains an appearance of objecti...more
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The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
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Enchantingly beautiful fiction, 23 Mar 2007


Musings of a fideist (a materialistic fideist).

Richard Dawkins has a breathtaking gift for expressive, catchy writing. His handling of illustration and narrative flow like silk. Yet he reminds me of an elo...more
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The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
The Selfish Gene
by Richard Dawkins (Goodreads Author)
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This is the crown jewel of Dawkin's popular works. It is a masterpiece of choice illustration, finely honed definitions and pedantically nuanced distinctions, all framed by his engaging, pacey style. It has justly made him an iconic populariser. It i...more
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The Documentary Hypothesis and the Composition of the Pentateuch by Umberto Cassuto
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The Documentary Hypothesis (Contemporary Jewish Thought)
by Umberto Cassuto
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.59

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A gentle but potent act o...more
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Evolution by Michael Denton
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Denton's strength and originality lies in his sections on molecular biology, which whilst now dated, still make valuable and valid reading (in fact his case is stronger now as he anticipated).
His principle argument is that far from bolstering the ca...more
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The Case for Israel by Alan M. Dershowitz
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Dershowitz's writing is refreshingly clear, concise and like a logical scalpel. He is not an uncritical supporter, and I can't agree with some of his foundational assumptions, but his book is heartily recommended.

He cites verbatim the allegations of...more
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