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The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
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Jul 27, 2009

really liked it

I listened to an abridged audio version of this book and it was enough for me to get the point. This isn't the devil book that many people want it to be. Darwin doesn't spend much time on the theological implications of his theory. He is on a mission to present evidence of his theory.

What I wasn't expecting was how often he talked about the alternate theory of "creation," which has little to do with the biblical passages in Genesis and everything to do with the idea of spontaneous generation of new species. Darwin even quotes Genesis to illustrate a point having to do with genetics.

In the end, Darwin isn't out to foil the Christian faith. He is presenting evidence and defending critiques of his theory of natural selection.

Read this one because it is hard to listen to.
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message 1: by Rob (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rob I agree. He didn't write this with an anti-creation agenda in mind, but merely to satisfy his innate scientific curiosity.

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