Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution
By Michael J. Behe
Harper One, 2019, 342 pages
I’ve enjoyed our sister’s postings at Biblical Beginnings (see here) regarding the Evolution vs. Creation debate, so as I was strolling through our local Barnes and Noble recently and spotted “Darwin Devolves” in the “Christianity” section, I made a mental note and, sure enough, our library system had a copy.
Author, Michael Behe’s premise is that DNA research creates major problems for evolutionists’ claims. Research supports “speciation,” DNA mutations resulting in variations within a species and even variations resulting in new genera, but never into new families of organisms. DNA mutations could never account for the development of complex biological organisms like the human eye, therefore intelligent design is the only possible explanation.
This post is really a non-review. I began this book with high hopes, but quickly found it was way over my head. The deeper I got into the book and its scientific jargon, the more my eyes glazed over. I’m very anal when it comes to reading. Once I start a book, I am committed to reading it to the end, no matter how bad or difficult it is. But at page 186, I simply could not take the scientific academese any longer. I admitted defeat and closed the book for good. No más! No más!
This book is strictly for those with a very strong science background and especially a strong biology background. It’s definitely not for the general public.
For more information on the Evolution vs. Creation debate (including books geared towards the general public), visit the websites below:
The Institute for Creation Research
Answers in Genesis
Phew! Now where did I put that book that I’ll actually enjoy reading? Ah, yes! Back on track!