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Posted: 5/12/2005 11:50:34 AM EDT
Anybody read this?



Amazon

I'm about half way through it. Really good stuff. He's basically using the chapter structure from Origin of Species and updating it with our current knowledge of genetics.



From Library Journal:
Using recent empirical evidence, Jones (genetics, Univ. Coll., London) has updated Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (l859) so that the fact of organic evolution is both understandable and relevant to today's general reader. He focuses on dogs, whales, snails, insects, bacteria, and, particularly, the AIDS retrovirus in order to illustrate the struggle for existence and descent with modification through genetic variation and natural selection. Special attention is given to social instincts, biogeography, biodiversity, and the evolutionary affinities among similar species through a common descent. The author stresses that all species and their environments are continuously changing (sometimes rapidly, sometimes slowly), e.g., the organisms and their habitats on the Galapagos and Hawaiian Islands. Furthermore, since Darwin's writings, serious problems with the theory of evolution are being solved in light of ongoing scientific discoveries in population genetics, geopaleontology, and radiometric dating techniques. Very informative and cogently argued, this book is an important addition to the natural history literature. Recommended for all science collections.


Link Posted: 5/12/2005 11:52:30 AM EDT
Sounds like an interesting read....might have to check that out. Thanks.
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 12:21:47 PM EDT
not a lot of love for this one
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 12:23:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 12:28:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
not a lot of love for this one



OK. Here's is the complete arfcom thread you were seeking:

Poster3: Evolution is a scientific fact.

Poster4: Evolution is crap. It's full of holes and I don't believe it. I am a Creationist.

Poster5: It doesn't make any difference to me. My religious beliefs are not threatened, and in any event, I'm confident that my grandkids will be able to mate with humans and produce viable, fertile offspring.

Poster3: Poster4 is an ignorant hillbilly.

Poster4: Poster3 is a godless communist.

All done. Hope you enjoyed it. The rest of my arfcom brethren may have the evening off, on me.
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 12:29:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
not a lot of love for this one



OK. Here's is the complete arfcom thread you were seeking:

Poster3: Evolution is a scientific fact.

Poster4: Evolution is crap. It's full of holes and I don't believe it. I am a Creationist.

Poster5: It doesn't make any difference to me. My religious beliefs are not threatened, and in any event, I'm confident that my grandkids will be able to mate with humans and produce viable, fertile offspring.

Poster3: Poster4 is an ignorant hillbilly.

Poster4: Poster3 is a godless communist.

All done. Hope you enjoyed it. The rest of my arfcom brethren may have the evening off, on me.



You forgot:

Poster 6: I Like Pie
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 12:30:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 12:36:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
not a lot of love for this one



OK. Here's is the complete arfcom thread you were seeking:

Poster3: Evolution is a scientific fact.

Poster4: Evolution is crap. It's full of holes and I don't believe it. I am a Creationist.

Poster5: It doesn't make any difference to me. My religious beliefs are not threatened, and in any event, I'm confident that my grandkids will be able to mate with humans and produce viable, fertile offspring.

Poster3: Poster4 is an ignorant hillbilly.

Poster4: Poster3 is a godless communist.

All done. Hope you enjoyed it. The rest of my arfcom brethren may have the evening off, on me.



Does that count as a hijack?



Link Posted: 5/12/2005 12:38:32 PM EDT
Looks like something I might wanna read.
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 4:58:12 PM EDT
BTT for the night shift
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 7:41:52 PM EDT
If you get caught with this book in Kansas they'll burn you at the stake.
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 8:47:00 PM EDT

Looks like a good book. Thanks for the heads up.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 7:31:44 AM EDT
ok, so I finished the book last night.

as noted earlier, it's the Origin of Species updated with our current knowledge of DNA, genetics, geology, etc.

There's far more specific evidence for evolution that I had initially thought.

It was a great read and I'll send to any team member who would like to read it.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 8:10:43 AM EDT
I have read it and thought it was a great book. Try reading "The Blind Watchmaker" or "The Selfish Gene" both by Richard Dawkins.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:40:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WI_Rifleman:
I have read it and thought it was a great book. Try reading "The Blind Watchmaker" or "The Selfish Gene" both by Richard Dawkins.



I have "The Selfish Gene" and read through a few chapters....I need to finish that one.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:43:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2005 9:44:18 AM EDT by arowneragain]

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
ok, so I finished the book last night.

as noted earlier, it's the Origin of Species updated with our current knowledge of DNA, genetics, geology, etc.

There's far more specific evidence for evolution that I had initially thought.

It was a great read and I'll send to any team member who would like to read it.



How 'bout sending it to a team member who is low on TP?



[edit: just kidding...]
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:52:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
ok, so I finished the book last night.

as noted earlier, it's the Origin of Species updated with our current knowledge of DNA, genetics, geology, etc.

There's far more specific evidence for evolution that I had initially thought.

It was a great read and I'll send to any team member who would like to read it.



How 'bout sending it to a team member who is low on TP?



[edit: just kidding...]



There aren't enough pages in this book to wipe all of the shit that some of you spew.


<zing>
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:57:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
ok, so I finished the book last night.

as noted earlier, it's the Origin of Species updated with our current knowledge of DNA, genetics, geology, etc.

There's far more specific evidence for evolution that I had initially thought.

It was a great read and I'll send to any team member who would like to read it.



How 'bout sending it to a team member who is low on TP?



[edit: just kidding...]



There aren't enough pages in this book to wipe all of the shit that some of you spew.


<zing>



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