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New book challenges sexual selection theory in evolution


The book, Darwin’s Secret Sex Problem: Exposing Evolution’s Fatal Flaw: The Origin of Sex, by Bible commentator F. Lagard Smith,m is endorsed by emeritus biology prof (Cedarville University), John E. Silvius. From the publisher at Amazon:

Darwins Secret Sex Problem What Darwin Ignored . . . For all his revolutionary insight into the fascinating processes of evolution so useful to current scientific research, health care, and technology, Darwin never seriously confronted the crucial, insurmountable gap in his grand theory between asexual replication and sexual reproduction. Nor could Darwins famed natural selection have provided simultaneous on-time delivery of the first male/female pair of millions of sexually unique species required for evolutions bedrock premise of common descent, a fundamental flaw fatal to the romanticized microbe-to-man Evolution Story. Darwins Secret Sex Problem is a witty, engaging, scientifically sound exploration of perhaps the greatest secret of sexualitythe utter inability of Darwinian evolution to explain its origin (John E. Silvius, PhD, Senior Professor Emeritus of Biology, Cedarville University). I highly recommend this book by F. LaGard Smith, a nonspecialist whose careful research demonstrates that he understands the crucial issues surrounding evolutions fatal sex problem, and who has a remarkable ability to communicate complex concepts to a broad audience (Geoff Barnard, PhD, MA, retired Reproductive Endocrinologist and Cambridge University Research Scientist). More.

Fatal flaw? That’s a bit sweeping. It’s more like this: Darwinism behaves in the academy like a typical authoritarian cult. Once official explanations are forthcoming, the discipline’s mediocrities know enough not to lift the edge of the rug… So, the public can safely we told, there is little or no dissent. And sexual selection has the earmarks of a questionable theory anyway:  The emotional content for the theorist may be much higher than the true effect in nature.

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Thank you for posting this review of my book. Unfortunately, neither the title of the review nor its content accurately reflects the two main theses presented in the book. In actual fact, my book does NOT challenge sexual selection, a term that is often confused with natural selection--neither of which my book challenges. Here's a direct quote from p. 182: "One would be foolish indeed to challenge the underlying facts upon which the process of natural selection is based, or even to deny that both natural selection and sexual selection are at work in our world." My book makes two points: 1)Evolution cannot possibly explain the origin of male/female meiosis from asexual mitosis. 2) Evolution could not possibly provide simultaneous on-time delivery of the first sexually-compatible pair of any of the millions of sexually-unique species on the planet, which falsifies the bedrock theory of microbe-to-man common descent. Taking evolution theory on its own terms, it is not too "sweeping" to say that the failure to satisfy these two absolute requirements is fatal to evolution's viability. No sex, no evolution. I should mention that evolution's sex problem is not simply a matter of ID's "irreducible complexity." Both mitosis and meiosis are irreducibly complex. But, as my book argues, the problem with evolutionary sex has to do, not simply with complexity, but with uniqueness. LaGard

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