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Darwin Devolves

The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution
Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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The scientist who has been dubbed the “Father of Intelligent Design” and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin’s Black Box contends that recent scientific discoveries further disprove Darwinism and strengthen the case for an intelligent creator.

In his controversial best-seller Darwin’s Black Box, biochemist Michael Behe challenged Darwin’s theory of evolution, arguing that science itself has proven that intelligent design is a better explanation for the origin of life. In Darwin Devolves, Behe advances his argument, presenting new research that offers a startling reconsideration of how Darwin’s mechanism works, weakening the theory’s validity even more. 

A system of natural selection acting on random mutation, evolution can help make something look and act differently. But evolution never creates something organically. Behe contends that Darwinism actually works by a process of devolution - damaging cells in DNA in order to create something new at the lowest biological levels. This is important, he makes clear, because it shows the Darwinian process cannot explain the creation of life itself. “A process that so easily tears down sophisticated machinery is not one which will build complex, functional systems,” he writes.

In addition to disputing the methodology of Darwinism and how it conflicts with the concept of creation, Behe reveals that what makes intelligent design unique - and right - is that it acknowledges causation. Evolution proposes that organisms living today are descended with modification from organisms that lived in the distant past. But intelligent design goes a step further, asking: What caused such astounding changes to take place? What is the reason or mechanism for evolution? For Behe, this is what makes intelligent design so important.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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©2019 Michael J. Behe (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • CKDexter
  • 03-03-19

Well reasoned and persuasive

Darwin Devolves builds upon Behe’s arguments in the Edge of Evolution after a decade of experimental research has weighed in. The verdict: both mutation and natural selection are reductive. Instead of generating new function or genetic information, selection and mutation delete function and mute pre-existing genetic information. As Behe shows, evolution needs to be more than reductive to explain the diversity of life. It needs a mechanism that can produce all genetic information on earth. Instead, as demonstrated by lab experiments, the Darwinian mechanism consistently comes up short. Even more damaging, as mutations accumulate, species becomes more brittle and less adaptable. This is a nightmare for Darwinism. Behe also examines rebuttals to his first book, Darwin’s Black Box in the light of more than 20 years of research. Well written and highly recommended.

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  • William James
  • 24-08-19

A Prophet Speaks

Michael J. Behe is akin the biblical prophets who tried to convince a pagan people to return to God. Back in those days the prophets were routinely murdered, while the crowds applauded.

I commend Behe for his works, but those who have made a conscious decision to reject God will rarely admit their foolishness and return to God. Nevertheless, a prodigal may occasionally return, as for the rest, God will have the last word.


Romans 1:18-19
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

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  • John
  • 25-07-19

Good book but

too many technical details for an audio book. Ill probably buy as a hard copy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-19

Chapters an subjects

Not only is the reading clear, but the content is clear as well. To top it off, the chapters are listed with title and content. No more bookmarking chapters in the notes so you can return to a particular content. This is the only audible book to have provided it. Thank you!

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  • Timothy
  • 17-06-19

Thought provoking!

loved the information and new point if view. i think at one point he mentioned a common sense approach to science the main stream scientists with Darwin blinders dont have.

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  • Mikes
  • 15-06-19

Very helpful to understand nuances of "evolution"

When we are constantly bombarded by an education system, entertainment industry, and biology field that are all extremely over filled and represented by atheism and evolution, it is vital to read this and other ID writers in order to get a true perspective. Behe cuts thru the rhetoric, bluster, and shell game foisted upon us and allows us to see the true paradigm.

This is my second book of his. I now want to listen to Darwin's Black Box, and complete the trilogy!

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  • Roger Gibb
  • 03-06-19

Superb!

I loved this book. The authors shows with scientific data that which is self-evident by common sense: Darwin’s theory of evolution is unable to account for life.

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  • Chiappe
  • 11-05-19

23 years and counting

irreducible complexity gets even more irreducible. Bye evolved Felicia ! ! ! ! ! !

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  • R C
  • 08-05-19

Excellent

A breath of fresh air!!
Logical reasoning, very rare this days!!
Well structured, and written book, addresses comments and critics of his earlier books.

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  • Monte Van Nortwick
  • 30-04-19

surprising challenge to the evolutionary orthodoxy

Good narration.
very enlightening.
question everything... it's a travesty that challenges to evolution cannot be even mentioned in public schools... censorship?

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