The Edge of Evolution

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ISBN: 9780743296229
Release Date: 2008-06-17
Number of pages: 336
Author: Michael J. Behe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Edge of Evolution in PDF and EPUB The author of Darwin's Black Box draws on new findings in genetics to pose an argument for intelligent design that refutes Darwinian beliefs about evolution while offering alternative analyses of such factors as disease, random mutations, and the human struggle for survival. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.


Darwins Black Box

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ISBN: 3935197543
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 486
Author: Michael J. Behe
Publisher:

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Das egoistische Gen

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ISBN: 9783642553912
Release Date: 2014-06-20
Number of pages: 489
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Download and read online Das egoistische Gen in PDF and EPUB p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.


Seeking God in Science

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ISBN: 9781551118635
Release Date: 2009-07-20
Number of pages: 180
Author: Bradley Monton
Publisher: Broadview Press

Download and read online Seeking God in Science in PDF and EPUB The doctrine of intelligent design is often the subject of acrimonious debate. Seeking God in Science cuts through the rhetoric that distorts the debates between religious and secular camps. Bradley Monton, a philosopher of science and an atheist, carefully considers the arguments for intelligent design and argues that intelligent design deserves serious consideration as a scientific theory. Monton also gives a lucid account of the debate surrounding the inclusion of intelligent design in public schools and presents reason why students’ science education could benefit from a careful consideration of the arguments for and against it.


Lebewesen und Design

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ISBN: 9783842308091
Release Date: 2011-02-10
Number of pages: 108
Author: Markus Rammerstorfer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Download and read online Lebewesen und Design in PDF and EPUB Wenn sich Biologen ihren Untersuchungsobjekten nähern, sind sie seit jeher mit einem erstaunlichem 'Anschein von Planung' konfrontiert. Was hat es mit diesem 'Anschein' auf sich? Ist er nur oberflächlicher Natur? Erfordert er eine spezielle Erklärung? Steht dies in einem Zusammenhang mit den neueren Debatten um 'Design-Argumente' in der Biologie? Das Anliegen des Autors ist es, einen sachlichen und konstruktiven Beitrag zur Diskussion dieses Themengebietes zu liefern.


This Strange Eventful History

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ISBN: 9780875868783
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 196
Author: Paul Bradley
Publisher: Algora Publishing

Download and read online This Strange Eventful History in PDF and EPUB All of us must seek at a personal and a general level for a philosophy of meaning in life, "this strange eventful history," to borrow a descriptive phrase for our existence from Shakespeare. A sense of meaning is essential for peace of mind, yet meaning may appear elusive in our present-day divided world. This book sets out to survey our options concisely, drawing on philosophy, religion, science and art, across the gamut from classical philosophers to atheists, mystics, sensualists, agnostics, primatologists, neuroscientists, Unifaith believers, Interfaith, Multifaith and lastly Transfaith, to seek a religious attitude freed from myth and magic. A new concept of intelligent design is examined, linked with Panspermia, independent of the concept of anthropomorphic creation. Each chapter draws on the opinions of two (or more) prominent inter-related thinkers, including Sartre, Foucault, and Frankl, Freud and Richard Dawkins, Carl Jung and Mircea Eliade, the Greeks and the Buddha, Van Gogh and Gauguin, and many others, to help us form an opinion, often provocatively, with no holds barred! The stimulating inter-relationship between these stars steers us on a path towards a viewpoint of Cosmic Compassionate Plurality. The Existentialist philosophers cautioned that life is essentially meaningless — but they allowed that we may choose ourselves. Certainly, our choices are many and various in this current era. Often, however, we bemoan the lack of time to read and research those possibilities. This book sets out to provide the needed background material.


Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

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ISBN: 9783641079246
Release Date: 2011-12-23
Number of pages: 688
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

Download and read online Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem in PDF and EPUB Wie groß ist eigentlich das Universum? Was wiegt unsere Erde? Und wie ist das überhaupt möglich – die Erde zu wiegen? In seinem großen Buch nimmt uns Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson mit auf eine atemberaubende Reise durch Raum und Zeit: Er erklärt uns den Himmel und die Erde, die Sterne und die Meere, und nicht zuletzt die Entstehungsgeschichte des Menschen. »Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem« ist ein ebenso fundierter und lehrreicher wie unterhaltsamer und amüsanter Ausflug in die Naturwissenschaften, mit dem Bill Bryson das scheinbar Unmögliche vollbracht hat: das Wissen von der Welt in dreißig Kapitel zu packen, die auch für den normalen Leser ohne Vorkenntnisse verständlich sind. Das ideale Buch für alle, die unser Universum und unsere Geschichte endlich verstehen möchten – und dabei auch noch Spaß haben wollen!


Democracy Intelligent Design and Evolution

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ISBN: 9781136016325
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Number of pages: 150
Author: Susan P. Liebell
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Democracy Intelligent Design and Evolution in PDF and EPUB Should alternatives to evolution be taught in American public schools or rejected as an establishment of religion? Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution argues that accurate science education helps shape a democratic temperament. Rather than defending against Intelligent Design as religion, citizens should defend science education as crucial to three aspects of the democratic person: political citizenship, economic fitness, and moral choice. Through an examination of Tammy Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District, contemporary political theory, and foundational American texts, this volume provides an alternative jurisprudence and political vocabulary urging American liberalism to embrace science for citizenship.


Darwin s Black Box

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ISBN: 0684827549
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 307
Author: Michael J. Behe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Darwin s Black Box in PDF and EPUB Questioning how evolution can explain the complex chemical processes scientists are finding in humans using new technology, a unique argument for creation by either God or another higher intelligence emerges to contradict currently accepted theories. 20,000 first printing.


Mind and Cosmos

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ISBN: 9780199977192
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Number of pages: 144
Author: Thomas Nagel
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Mind and Cosmos in PDF and EPUB The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture, extending to biology, evolutionary theory, and cosmology. Since minds are features of biological systems that have developed through evolution, the standard materialist version of evolutionary biology is fundamentally incomplete. And the cosmological history that led to the origin of life and the coming into existence of the conditions for evolution cannot be a merely materialist history, either. An adequate conception of nature would have to explain the appearance in the universe of materially irreducible conscious minds, as such. Nagel's skepticism is not based on religious belief or on a belief in any definite alternative. In Mind and Cosmos, he does suggest that if the materialist account is wrong, then principles of a different kind may also be at work in the history of nature, principles of the growth of order that are in their logical form teleological rather than mechanistic. In spite of the great achievements of the physical sciences, reductive materialism is a world view ripe for displacement. Nagel shows that to recognize its limits is the first step in looking for alternatives, or at least in being open to their possibility.


Divine Name Verification An Essay on Anti Darwinism Intelligent Design and the Computational Nature of Reality

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ISBN: 9780615839080
Release Date: 2013-08-23
Number of pages: 424
Author: Noah Horwitz
Publisher: punctum books

Download and read online Divine Name Verification An Essay on Anti Darwinism Intelligent Design and the Computational Nature of Reality in PDF and EPUB In this book, Noah Horwitz argues that the age of Darwinism is ending. Building on the ontological insights of his first book Reality in the Name of God in order to intervene into the intelligent design versus evolution debate, Horwitz argues in favor of intelligent design by attempting to demonstrate the essentially computational nature of reality. In doing so, Horwitz draws on the work of many of today's key computational theorists (e.g., Wolfram, Chaitin, Friedkin, Lloyd, Schmidhuber, etc.) and articulates and defends a computational definition of life, and in the process lays out key criticisms of Darwinism. He does so in part by incorporating the insights of the Lamarckian theories of Lynn Margulis and Maximo Sandin. The possible criticisms of a computationalist view from both a developmental perspective (e.g., Lewontin, Jablonka, West-Eberhard, etc.) and chaos theory (e.g., Brian Goodwin) are addressed. In doing so, Horwitz engages critically with the work of intelligent design theorists like William Dembksi. At the same time, he attempts to define the nature of the Speculative Realist turn in contemporary Continental Philosophy and articulates criticisms of leading figures and movements associated with it, such as Object-Oriented Ontology, Quentin Meillassoux, and Ray Brassier. Ultimately, Horwitz attempts to show that rather than heading towards heat death, existence itself will find its own apotheosis at the Omega Point. However, that final glorification is only possible given that all of reality is compressible into the divine name itself.


Computing for Comparative Microbial Genomics

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ISBN: 9781848002548
Release Date: 2009-02-26
Number of pages: 270
Author: David Wayne Ussery
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Computing for Comparative Microbial Genomics in PDF and EPUB Overview and Goals This book describes how to visualize and compare bacterial genomes. Sequencing technologies are becoming so inexpensive that soon going for a cup of coffee will be more expensive than sequencing a bacterial genome. Thus, there is a very real and pressing need for high-throughput computational methods to compare hundreds and thousands of bacterial genomes. It is a long road from molecular biology to systems biology, and in a sense this text can be thought of as a path bridging these ? elds. The goal of this book is to p- vide a coherent set of tools and a methodological framework for starting with raw DNA sequences and producing fully annotated genome sequences, and then using these to build up and test models about groups of interacting organisms within an environment or ecological niche. Organization and Features The text is divided into four main parts: Introduction, Comparative Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics, and ? nally Microbial Communities. The ? rst ? ve chapters are introductions of various sorts. Each of these chapters represents an introduction to a speci? c scienti? c ? eld, to bring all readers up to the same basic level before proceeding on to the methods of comparing genomes. First, a brief overview of molecular biology and of the concept of sequences as biological inf- mation are given.


Das Gen

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ISBN: 9783104033273
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Number of pages: 768
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Das Gen in PDF and EPUB Großartig, fesselnd und folgenreich: Pulitzer-Preisträger Siddhartha Mukherjee erzählt meisterhaft die Geschichte der Entzifferung des Mastercodes, der unser Menschsein bestimmt. Als Siddhartha Mukherjee seinen Bestseller ›Der König aller Krankheiten‹ beendet hatte, machte er sich auf eine Reise in die indische Heimat. Er besucht Cousin Moni, der an Schizophrenie leidet – wie auffällig viele seiner Verwandten. Fasziniert beginnt Mukherjee sich mit der Geschichte der Gene zu beschäftigen: Von den Erbsenkreuzungen Mendels bis zur neuesten Gen-Bearbeitungs-Methode CRISPR schreibt Mukherjee den spannenden Roman einer wissenschaftlichen Suche und verwebt ihn mit der Geschichte seiner Familie. Das große Buch eines begnadeten Erzählers und Arztes, das gewaltige Panorama einer machtvollen Entdeckung, die man nun endlich versteht. Packend und einzigartig. »Wer wissen will, was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein, sollte dieses Buch lesen.« Boston Globe »Lesen Sie dieses Buch, so werden Sie auf die Zukunft bestens vorbereitet sein. « Sunday Times »Meisterhaft aufgebaut, wunderbar erzählt [...] Mukherjee ist ein Genie darin, zutiefst menschliche Geschichten hinter abstrakten Ideen zu entdecken.« Andrew Solomon, Washington Post »Eine inspirierende und ungemein bewegende Lektüre.« San Francisco Chronicle


Das K nigreich der Sprache

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ISBN: 9783641209230
Release Date: 2017-04-17
Number of pages: 224
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

Download and read online Das K nigreich der Sprache in PDF and EPUB In den vergangenen 150 Jahren wurden von der Entdeckung des Penizillins über die Entschlüsselung der menschlichen DNS bis zum Nachweis des Higgs-Bosons kolossale Fortschritte gemacht. Doch an einer der drängendsten Fragen der Menschheitsgeschichte - Wo liegt der Ursprung der menschlichen Sprache? - scheitert die Wissenschaft bis heute. Das hat, wie Tom Wolfe genüsslich darlegt, führende Forscher von Charles Darwin bis Noam Chomsky jedoch zu keiner Zeit davon abgehalten, grandiose Erfolge zu verkünden, die gar keine waren, Konkurrenten zu diffamieren, anstatt eigene Fehler einzugestehen, und generell des Kaisers neue Kleider in den schillerndsten Farben zu beschreiben. In Das Königreich der Sprache vertritt Wolfe die These, wonach die Sprache die erste kulturelle Leistung des Menschen und somit nicht mit der Evolutiontheorie oder wissenschaftlicher Systematik zu erklären ist.


Geschichten vom Ursprung des Lebens

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ISBN: 3548373011
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 928
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher:

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