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2005-Oct-03, 05:56 PM
I'm a noob. Please feel free to flame me.

Is anyone aware of a more-or-less comprehensive debunking of this article (http://www.amasci.com/freenrg/evolv.txt) and the associated book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1857020278/qid=1128362139/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_0_1/026-1969175-1242019)?

I read the book many years ago as someone uneducated. I found much of it fairly sensible. I since read another book by this author which (from memory) contained some fairly serious errors or omissions.

Dawkins slated the book in the New Scientist. A few years later, a New Scientist article appeared that questioned the position that natural selection is the only mechanism of evolution, some of which was in line with Milton's arguments.


2005-Oct-03, 10:24 PM
Welcome to the forum, Tolstoy. No need to worry about flaming here, we have forum rules (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?p=564845#post564845) in place which include requirements for civility and decorum. :)

The Talk Origins (http://talkorigins.org/) resource contains some information about Milton and his claims (http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/milton.html), as well as a great deal of additional material on natural selection (http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-intro-to-biology.html) and all things evo. I'd also highly recommend following the links provided by TO to external reviews, particularly the entry about Milton's page (http://skepdic.com/refuge/altscience.html) at The Skeptic's Dictionary.

Hope this helps.

2005-Oct-05, 09:04 PM