Best Books on Darwinism

Add and vote for what you think are the best books that question and critically examine Darwinism (macro-evolution) or any of its tenets.

A counterpart to this list for works that make a "good case" for Darwinism is available here.
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message 1: by Rasheed (last edited Dec 26, 2010 08:46AM) (new)

Rasheed Thank you for your votes, Kristjan. However, if you read the list description, you'll see that those books you added do not belong on this list, and were consequently removed. Please feel free to vote for them on the other list mentioned above.

We respect the criteria of that other list, and therefore you do not see us adding books sceptical of Darwinism there. Similarly, we expect you to observe this list's criteria just as we observe the other one's.


message 2: by John (new)

John This is a list of books replete in mendacity with regareds to what is accepted scientific knowledge by both scientists and those in the public who are truly interested in science. The list should be renamed "Best Books Disproving Darwinism" or something to that effect.


message 3: by Max (new)

Max I agree with John. If you're going to be adding only books with a particular bias, you should be honest about that.


message 4: by Max (new)

Max Max Peterson Yes, their title is also deceptive and should be corrected if possible. I'm glad your description clarifies things. I was only critiquing your title and I stand by that.

I'm afraid I can't give you any points for allowing books that accept universal common descent. It's not really that accommodating to allow books that fit in the description.

Also, the link you provide doesn't seem to be showing. I only get a dash on my screen.


message 5: by John (new)

John Rasheed wrote: "This list's description is very clear and outright in what books type of books it is for. Nevertheless, books have been accommodated here which while questioning some aspects of Darwinism, argue fo..."

I still regard this list as deceptive for the following reasons:

1) No biologist I know of, with the possible exception of Richard Dawkins (who hasn't been working as a scientist for nearly two decades BTW), refers to evolutionary theory as "Darwinism". It is more properly viewed as either the Modern Synthesis Theory of Evolution or the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis Theory of Evolution (The latter is the term used more often in Europe.).

2) The list should be renamed "Religiously Motivated Books Critical of Biological Evolution and Evolutionary Theory". Until then, I regard this list as deceptive to potential readers and I may advise Good Reads' administrators if the title of this list isn't changed accordingly.


message 6: by John (new)

John I might add that the most accurate title for this list would be "Sterling examples of faith-inspired mendacious intellectual pornography critical of the fact of biological evolution and current evolutionary theory", but I acknowledge that this would be viewed as inflammatory by some.


message 7: by Flebilis (last edited May 26, 2012 04:04PM) (new)

Flebilis Rosa This is a creationist list (a.k.a purely illogical unscientific "faith-driven" nonsense).
The title, like every other creationist's methods, relies on deception, lies and vagueness in order to pass their poison to the public.
The administrators of good reads are to change the title of the list to a more suitable one: "Mumbo-jumbo books, the cloud man exists in our head, hallelujah!".

On a side note, apart from deception, the title is a good indication of how shameful the creationists are, that they don't even dare to come out in the open and declare that they are such —I know I would if I were one;
creationist : a 21st century adult human being that still believe in Santa clause, Leprechauns, midnight fairies, and a celestial teapot.


message 8: by Rasheed (last edited Dec 04, 2013 02:15PM) (new)

Rasheed This list's description is very clear and outright in what books type of books it is for. Nevertheless, books have been accommodated here which while questioning some aspects of Darwinism, argue for universal common descent!

To be fair, I've even provided a link to the other list where pro-Darwinism books can be voted for.

But look at the double standards of those who claim to speak about fairness and honesty! Why do they not object to that other list's description "The following works make a good case for evolution" while the title "On Evolution - Love It Or Hate It" suggests otherwise?! Shouldn't it also include any and all books on the topic - regardless of its view?


message 9: by Paul (new)

Paul Driskill Plus, how do you have a list of books about Darwinism and not include The Structure of Evolutionary Theory by Gould or, for that matter, Descent of Man, Origin of Species, Plants and Animals under Domestication, Autobiography? Clearly has some bias, which is fine (these things should be discussed), just needs a better title that more accurately reflects its position.


message 10: by Rasheed (last edited Jan 15, 2018 04:43AM) (new)

Rasheed Paul wrote: "Plus, how do you have a list of books about Darwinism and not include The Structure of Evolutionary Theory by Gould or, for that matter, Descent of Man, Origin of Species, Plants and Animals under ..."

If this is a truthful and sincere comment, would you mind going here and suggesting similarly? Thanks
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2228
It can easily include The Edge of Evolution which argues for universal common descent while challenging other tenets of Darwinism. Also, suggest over there "a better title that more accurately reflects its position." :)


message 11: by Maru (last edited Aug 20, 2018 07:55PM) (new)

Maru Kun The title of this list shows that its promoters are acting in bad faith (and no, I'm not talking about biblical faith - I'm talking about honesty vs dishonesty).

If they were confident in the truth of their ideas they would rename this list "books about intelligent design, creationism and related matters" or similar.

Ask yourselves why this list's promoters have to resort to such a cheap lie even in something as simple as the heading on a list.


message 12: by Rasheed (new)

Rasheed Maru wrote: "The title of this list ..."

Read previous comment.


message 13: by Maru (new)

Maru Kun Rasheed wrote: "Maru wrote: "The title of this list ..."

Read previous comment."

What has the title of another list got to do with the title of this list? Classic whataboutism.


message 14: by Rasheed (new)

Rasheed Maru wrote: "What has the title of another list got to do with the title of this list? Classic whataboutism."

Classic double standards :)


message 15: by Maru (last edited Aug 22, 2018 05:53PM) (new)

Maru Kun Rasheed wrote: "Maru wrote: "What has the title of another list got to do with the title of this list? Classic whataboutism."

Classic double standards :)"


You haven't answered my question, because you have no good answer.


message 16: by Rasheed (last edited Aug 23, 2018 04:11PM) (new)

Rasheed Maru wrote: "You haven't answered my question, becaus..."

I haven't answered your question because it doesn't need an answer. Your bias and double standards are obvious.


message 17: by Maru (new)

Maru Kun Rasheed wrote: "Maru wrote: "You haven't answered my question, becaus..."

I haven't answered your question because it doesn't need an answer. Your bias and double standards are obvious."


All you have to do is explain, in the box below, why you have chosen to give this list a misleading title.


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