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The natural sciences know nothing of evolution

Author: A E Wilder-Smith
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Master Books, ©1981.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A E Wilder-Smith
ISBN: 0890510628 9780890510629
OCLC Number: 7357190
Notes: Translation of: Die Naturwissenschaften kennen keine Evolution.
Description: xiv, 166 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Evolution as a scientific pseudofact : The meaning of evolution ; General notes ; Evolution without the know-how ; Two scientific difficulties in evolutionary theory --
2. Biogenesis by chance? Part I: the formation of the building blocks of life : The formation of the building blocks from a chemical point of view ; Spontaneous biogenesis in primeval oceans? ; Properties of the building blocks of life: the amino acids and their chirality ; Manfred Eigen's explanation of the origin of the chirality required by biogenesis ; Further synthetical difficulties --
3. Biogenesis by chance? Part II: Linkage of the building blocks : The standard scheme ; The standard scheme is somewhat modified ; The standard scheme is further modified ; The different types of proteins ; Autoorganization ; Several important prerequisites and consequences ; The preprogramming of proteins ; Proposition: the paper writes the book ; A modern point of view ; The sound lens in dolphins --
4. The genesis of biological information : The problem of information in archebiopoesis ; The problem of transformism and its financing with new information ; Entropy and information --
5. Programmed by chance? : Chance as a programming agent ; The nature of the cell's program ; Manfred Eigen's glass beads ; The nature of language ; Language conventions ; Translation. 6. Time spans and dating methods: their relation to the question of intelligence and the origin of species : Time spans and dating ; Index fossils ; The C14 dating method ; Constancy of the C14 concentration in the atmosphere ; The influence of the earth's magnetic field on C14 synthesis ; Some consequences ; Other dating methods --
7. Microevolution, transformism, and concepts : Are mutations and natural selection sufficient to account for evolution? ; Survival of those organisms producing the greatest number of offspring ; Stabilization of those organisms producing the greatest number of offspring ; Stabilization of species boundaries ; Missing links incapable of survival ; A few consequences ; A variant view: machine and concept ; Chance and machinery ; Machinery at a molecular level ; Source of concepts and ideas --
Prospect.
Other Titles: Naturwissenschaften kennen keine Evolution.
Responsibility: by A.E. Wilder-Smith ; [translated from the original German by Petra Wilder-Smith].

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