Shattering the Myths of Darwinism
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Shattering the Myths of Darwinism

By Richard Milton

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Format: Paperback / softback, 320 pages
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Published In: United States, 31 March 2000
Compelling evidence that the most important assumptions on which Darwinism rests are wrong. The controversial best-seller that sent Oxford University and Nature magazine into a frenzy. SHATTERING THE MYTHS OF DARWINISM exposes the gaping holes in an ideology that has reigned unchallenged over the scientific world for a century. Darwinism is considered to be hard fact, the only acceptable explanation for the formation of life on Earth, but with keen insight and objectivity Richard Milton reveals that the theory totters atop a shambles of outdated and circumstantial evidence which in any less controversial field would have been questioned long ago. Sticking to the facts at hand and tackling a vast array of topics, SHATTERING THE MYTHS OF DARWINISM offers compelling evidence that the theory of evolution has become an act of faith rather than a functioning science and that not until the scientific method is applied to it and the right questions are asked will we ever get the true answers to the mystery of life on Earth.

About the Author

Richard Milton is a science journalist and design engineer based in London. He is a member of Mensa, the international high-IQ society, and writes a column for Mensa Magazine. He has been a member of the Geologists' Association for twenty years, and did extensive geological research for this book. He has been featured on the BBC, NBC, and other television networks. He is also the author of Alternative Science. Visit the author's web site at http: //


With selective evidence and twisted logic, Milton (Alternative Science, Inner Traditions, 1996) attempts to discredit the concept of organic evolution. Although raising important questions about interpretation and methodology, he fails to overturn the neo-Darwinian framework as he attacks as "myths" the claims of modern science concerning the age of this planet, the geological column with its fossil record, and even the biological relationship between the great apes and our own species. He ignores most of the recent evolutionary literature (especially in paleoanthropology and primatology), and his chapters are full of dated illustrations, misleading generalizations, and glaring errors, e.g., "the evidence for humankind's own evolution is actually nonexistent" and "Today, `Java man' is thought to be an extinct, giant gibbonlike creature and not connected to humans." His own interpretation of earth history remains ambiguous, leaving the reader to wonder about what hidden motive underscores this morass of falsehoods. Not recommended.‘H. James Birx, Canisius Coll., Buffalo, N.Y.

"When a reputable science correspondent of more than twenty years' experience raises serious doubts, then it is time to sit up and listen."

EAN: 9780892818846
ISBN: 0892818840
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Dimensions: 23.32 x 15.01 x 2.16 centimeters (0.44 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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I found this book very level headed and amply supplied with empircal data to back up its claim...simply that the debate is far from over. Many people think if you reject Darwin's model of natural selection, you are therefore in the Intel Design camp. This is a pity. We should just admit we don't have a proper model to fit the evidence and keep looking until we do. Milton shows the neoDarwinian model is inadequate. What will replace it is unknown, but at least we should face the facts that until we find one, we are only fooling ourselves and cheating ourselves out of an improved culture.

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