With over one thousand referenced quotations from scientists and historians, Darwin Then and Now explores the scientific evidence over the past 150 years from the fossil record, molecular biology, embryology, and modern genetics.
This newly released book written by Dr. Richard William Nelson, published by iUniverse, is a journey through what has become the most amazing story in the history of science; encapsulating who Darwin was, what he said, and what scientists have discovered since the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859. Discover why evolution is now a theory in crisis.
Darwin Then and Now explores Darwin’s driving passion using his own words from The Origin of Species, Autobiography, Voyage of the Beagle and personal letters and uncovers the intrigue between Darwin’s private life and early sketchings on The Origins of Species. The “marry—not to marry” struggle eventually gave way to marrying his first cousin, Emma.
In retracing the roots of evolution from the Greeks, Darwin Then and Now journeys through the dynamics of the eighteenth century leading to the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859 and the succeeding role of key scientists in the emerging evolution revolution.
Darwin Then and Now sets the nineteenth century stage for the development of one of the world’s most contentious theories. Theoretical problems in The Origin of Species, however, forced Darwin write extensive revisions in six different editions a period of twelve years.
As Isaac Newton discovered the laws of gravity, as a theology graduate from Christ’s College, Darwin set out on a mission to discover the natural laws of evolution with a passion. Darwin Then and Now reveals how the emerging nineteenth century philosophies influenced Darwin to eventually abandon the Scientific Method. Darwin conceded that The Origin of Species was just “one long argument from the beginning to the end”—not a scientific treatise. Darwin Then and Now highlights Darwin’s top 15 contradictions in arguing for natural selection.
Just two years before the publication of The Origin of Species, in writing to a friend, Darwin confided, “I am quite conscious that my speculations run quite beyond the bounds of true science.” With more than 300 quotations from Darwin, Darwin Then and Now is an exposé on what Darwin actually said concerning his “point of view” on the origin of species.
After 150 years of research with more than 700 references from scientists, Darwin Then and Now chronicles how the scientific evidence is clear: there are no “successive, slight” changes in the fossil record, embryology, molecular biology, or genetics to support Darwinism or neo-Darwinism. Even the popular twentieth-century Central Dogma theoretical mechanism of evolution has been abandoned. Today, a cohesive mechanism of evolution and evidence of a Tree of Life continues to remain as elusive as Darwin infamous drawing – “I Think.”
While simple to understand, Darwin Then and Now is a powerful and provocative journey through the fascinating history of the one of the world’s most contentious and revolutionary theories—evolution.