The Dawkins Deficiency: Why Evolution is Not the Greatest Show On Earth

The Dawkins Deficiency: Why Evolution is Not the Greatest Show On Earth

by Wayne Talbot

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Overview

Evolutionist Richard Dawkins set out his evidence claiming that evolution was a fact and that his book would demonstrate it. He assured the reader that he offered proof beyond reasonable doubt, with evidence more convincing, more incontrovertible, than any ever used. Dawkins even went as far as to say, “...no unbiased reader will close the book doubting it.” In reply, Wayne Talbot shows that Dawkins' science is often faulty with essential proof points ignored. Talbot reveals how Dawkins' evidence is largely circumstantial or correlating rather than substantive, and how his argument style suffers from the same logical fallacies of which he accuses others. Talbot continues by pointing out how much of Dawkins’ case is based on a materialistic philosophy rather than scientific fact. Examining the evidence in Richard Dawkin's book The Greatest Show on Earth, Wayne Talbot demonstrates the weakness of the arguments and how Dawkins' scientific hypotheses and inferences have been discredited by later research. He challenges you to consider the question, “If the evolution theory has been proven, then shouldn't we reasonably ask, “What specifically has been proven, and what is the evidence?” In failing to define what he is attempting to prove, we clearly see The Dawkins Deficiency, and why his proof of evolution does NOT evidence “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935265986
Publisher: Deep River
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Former military Air Traffic Control officer with over 35 years experience in IT, data analysis and warehousing, and systems analysis and design.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xiii

Part I Explanation of Terms

Chapter 1 The Language of Evolution 3

Chapter 2 The Language of Evidence and Argument 33

Part II Dawkin's Evidence for Evolution

Chapter 3 Only a theory? 41

Chapter 4 Dogs, Cows and Cabbages 49

Chapter 5 The Primrose Path to Macro-Evolution 55

Chapter 6 Silence and Slow Time 67

Chapter 7 Missing Link? What Do You Mean, 'Missing'? 91

Chapter 8 Missing Persons? Missing No Longer 107

Chapter 9 You Did It Yourself in Nine Months 119

Chapter 10 The Tree of Cousinship 137

Chapter 11 History Written All Over Us 155

Part III Arguments in Response

Chapter 12 Mutation Cross-Examined 169

Chapter 13 Natural Selection Cross-Examined 193

Chapter 14 Irreducible Complexity - An Information Systems Perspective 207

Chapter 15 The Brain and the Mind 223

Chapter 16 What Else Remains Unexplained? 235

Chapter 17 In Conclusion 251

Bibliography 267

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