On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

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In The Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply-held beliefs of the Western world. Arguing for a material, not divine, origin of species, he showed that new species are achieved by "natural selection." The Origin communicates the enthusiasm of original thinking in an open, descriptive style, and Darwin's emphasis on the value of diversity speaks more strongly now than ever. As well as a stimulating introduction and detailed notes, this edition offers a register of the many writers referred to by Darwin in the text.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780199219223
Branch Call Number: 576.82 DARWI
Characteristics: xxxviii, 394 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Beer, Gillian
Notes: Revised edition of The origin of species / Charles Darwin ; edited with an introduction by Gillian Beer. 1996


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Oct 02, 2014

So if everything came from the theory of Natural Selection, which by the way isn't evolution at all but shows how God has designed creatures to adapt to their environment, how did the possible outcome for genes turn out just right??? I mean really there over 10 to the 2000th(or something like that) possible outcomes for the simple gene in a single celled organism. Also if everything came from the Big Bang, where did the laws of Logic come from? In order to argue for the theory of evolution you first must use Biblical principals. Evolution cannot explain ANYTHING in the essence. Finally, if evplution were true, Mothers would have more than two hands by now!! I agree with pianisthebest1314 in that the book choices are very well done, especially the one by Dr. Jason Lisle!!! I highly encourage any skeptics to read that book and post any questions right here and I will do my best to answer them. Happy researching!! By the way the stat for the possibility's was from one of Ken Ham's conferences.

Jun 26, 2014

Very interesting. Gives you the information you want in explicit detail.

Jun 07, 2012

This is one of those classics that few people have actually read or would want to. Darwin's writing style dithers and hedges, but you have to bear in mind that he was proposing as radical a paradigm shift for his time as heliocentricism was in the 16th century with far greater implications. He essentially sat on his theory for a couple of decades before rushing to publish ahead of contemporaries who were reaching the same conclusions.


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