Not by Chance! has 59 ratings and 10 reviews. Qhlueme said: Spetner, PhD in physics and years of specialized study in organic evolution, takes the reader. The core of Dr. Lee Spetner’s chal- lenge to neo-Darwinian theory (NDT) is in chapters 4 and 5. He points out that evo- lutionists have repeatedly stressed that. Remarkably Spetner does not straightforward deny macro-evolution, he claims that.

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Flip to chapter 4 for the whole basis of his critique. On page 73 he actually claims that “one step of evolution cannot, on average, bring to the genome more than one bit of information. Spetner continued to study after retirement, pursuing interests in evolution [4] and cancer cures. Perhaps it was filled with spring water. For concerns on copyright infringement please see: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Not By Chance has been fairly well dismantled since publication. Lists with This Book. That takes about 5 minutes to look up on Chxnce for a layman, and this guy is making ny sort of mistake despite having a PhD.

Richard Dawkinspp. Divergence can lead to novel forms but is not a requirement for new species -thus spiders lo Spetner and Behe seem to be common go-to arguments for the anti-evolution crowd. Oct 08, Qhlueme cnance it it was amazing Shelves: The new book provides some wonderful arguments that challenge common descent and neo-Darwinian explanations of evolution.


Not by Chance!: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution

Preview — Not by Chance! Philosophical11 rated it it was amazing Apr 05, This is however completely false as Spetner has admitted to being a creationist and only accepts microevolutionhe is no different than any of the other creationists. His book addresses the neo-Darwinian theor Spetner, PhD in physics and years of specialized study in organic evolution, takes the reader step by step, sometimes mini-step by mini-step, with the frequent reiteration necessary for the novice, convenient for the layman, but unnecessarily repetitious for the expert.

Jason Brophy rated it it was amazing Feb 27, If such adaptive changes had to be achieved by random DNA copying errors point mutationsthey would require long expanses of time, if they could be achieved at all. Nov 19, Yeedle rated it liked it.

Not by Chance!: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution by Lee Spetner

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The divine comedy Creationism. It is, however, an invention. But he does not, and as I discovered mid-book, he does accept the evolution of species, just not through randomness. If comparing all possible biological features yields the same tree, then the tree could have some objective reality. Open Preview See a Problem? Steve Schaper rated it really liked it Aug 31, I highly recommend this short, up-to-date, well-informed, and well-written book for a review of some key, compelling evidence showing that species did not arise through neo-Darwinian mechanisms.

Dendrochronology Petrified forest Starlight problem Y-chromosomal Adam. It is quite clear from his religious views that he has no interest in embracing any evidence for evolution. The author is not religious that I know ofhas all sorts of MIT type education and really made the evolutionists look like idiots who overlook evidence. In fact, the common pattern is for phenotypes reflective of genotype in a population tend to form a bell-curve for a given trait, showing the genetic diversity spread around an optimum.


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Hard to say which one Spetner is. Dion rated it really liked it Feb 05, James Koenig rated it really liked it Sep 09, I learned that bacteria, which obvi I got this book because R’ Eli Mansour quoted it in a shuir.

The technical material was simplified to spetndr it more accessible to the general public, though that very process of simplification makes some arguments easy targets for criticism.

Evolution has no problem on this front. But perhaps the first living cell was simpler, as they say. There are many more examples of pure nonsense, but don’t waste your time looking for them, even for a laugh.

At this point, someone not keen on math will appreciate that previously mentioned use of reminders and reiterations. Unless explicitly noted otherwise, all spetnr licensed as indicated by RationalWiki: Lee Spetner’s book, Not By Chance!