Eugene V. Koonin’s Darwin-free book free on Kindle! – No. 1 in Biology
|September 6, 2011||Posted by News under Darwinism, Natural selection, Self-Org. Theory|
Here. (UD News Kindle got the book. A commenter notes below that it also works on the Android App. You can download a free reader for nearly any device.)
The Logic of Chance offers a reappraisal and a new synthesis of theories, concepts, and hypotheses on the key aspects of the evolution of life on earth in light of comparative genomics and systems biology. The author presents many specific examples from systems and comparative genomic analysis to begin to build a new, much more detailed, complex, and realistic picture of evolution. The book examines a broad range of topics in evolutionary biology including the inadequacy of natural selection and adaptation as the only or even the main mode of evolution; the key role of horizontal gene transfer in evolution and the consequent overhaul of the Tree of Life concept; the central, underappreciated evolutionary importance of viruses; the origin of eukaryotes as a result of endosymbiosis; the concomitant origin of cells and viruses on the primordial earth; universal dependences between genomic and molecular-phenomic variables; and the evolving landscape of constraints that shape the evolution of genomes and molecular phenomes.
#1 in Biology in Kindle store, as of noon EST September 6, 2011.
No, it’s not ID, but this guy thinks pretty much what we do about natural selection as a creative force: Pffffttt!!
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