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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Proceedings 2nd International Congress on Biophysics, Vienna. To ask other readers questions about Not by Chance!

Lee Spetner

Not to worry, for Spetner provides appendices that take the reader more gradually kee the processes of life. Not By Chance has been fairly well dismantled since publication. Nonetheless, due to his nonconformist analyses, the result is an intriguing, informative text for anyone not already ideologically committed to the two chief rival dogmatic alternatives.

Retrieved from psetner https: Those probability numbers on random genetic change are amazing! A fair criticism must take into account the details from those references, on which Spetner bases some of his reasoning and conclusions.

Divergence can lead to novel forms but is not a requirement for new species -thus spiders looking like spiders for millions of years and today including spetnerr 35, species. Under the NREH, they are not surprising but expected.

I enjoyed this xpetner immensely, and highly recommend it as an antidote to less rigorous treatments of the issue. If comparing all possible biological features yields the same tree, then the tree could have some objective reality.

Spetner’s latest book “The Evolution Revolution: Darrick Dean rated it really liked it Jan 25, Not nearly as readable or fun as Behe.

In Israel he attempted to search for evidence which “contradicted evolution” – based on his religious views. Books by Lee Spetner.


Lee Spetner – RationalWiki

This, of course, is a wholly incorrect expression, but it serves to acknowledge plainly our ignorance of the cause of each particular variation. Since they are triggered by the environment, their occurrence in a population s not rare.

Rather than saying the bacterium gained resistance to the antibiotic, it is more correct to say that is lost sensitivity to it. Nor did he cite anyone who did. This is a guy who knows what he’s talking about, and One of the worst books I have ever read on the Evolution vs Creationist debate. Spetner claims that random mutations lead to a loss of genetic information and that there is no scientific evidence to support common descent:.

Herb rated it it was amazing Apr 16, He describes concrete examples of evolution, though not randomly; he describes the specific biochemical issues involved in mutations and in the examples of evolution he addresses.

Solid arguments against the dogma of neo-darwinism. John Waldrip rated it really liked it Jan 19, Hard to say which one Spetner is. Spetner continued to study at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University from toworking on guided-missile systems.

Spetner goes on to list nearly six pages worth of striking examples of convergent evolution. Evolution has no problem on this front. Creationists, including intelligent-design creationists, have endorsed Spetner’s book. Spetner developed what he called his “nonrandom evolutionary hypothesis,” which proposed rapid microevolution which he attributed to a “built-in ability” in animals and plants to “respond adaptively to environmental stimuli”and suggested that even some cases of macroevolution could be explained by his hypothesis.

Spetner is also a signatory to A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism. 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. 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.


Views Read Edit View history. Views Read Edit Fossil record. Scientists and scholars across the globe praise this work as one of the most serious challenges to the modern theory of evolution.

Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Spetnfr. Critics claim that he bases his views on a religious bias and not the evidence.

It was invented solely to avoid addressing the failure of phylogenetic trees to support Common Descent. Institute for Creation Research: The details behind the simplifications are available in the supporting page references, if someone really wants to give the book a fair hearing. Since it was essentially a statistics book it was a little tough to get through and not the most fascinating thing in setner world, but I liked reading it.

I thought that spetner refutes the “fact of evolution”.

Not by Chance!: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution

It makes no claim that scientific evidence proves a supernatural creator. Journal of Theoretical Biology.

Spetner is not picking on Dawkins. Spetner is nkt critic of the role of mutations in the modern synthesis. Similar physical mechanisms are used to transmit sound waves from the ear to the brain in both vertebrates and certain insects. Although he mentioned the Cairn-Smith theory and the old myth of life originating in some indecipherable primeval soup, Dawkins just assumed that cumulative selection could lead to mAcroevolution.