Omaha Red Sox wrote:
I didn't even pick up a book last week.
My wife just got me Darwin's Black Box
by Michael J. Behe, so hopefully I'll get a chance to sit down and open it.
I'm hoping you enjoy this book. Mike Behe was one of my chemistry professors at Lehigh - I had him for a Technical Writing course. I read his book when it first came out many years ago and really liked it. He basically explains from a biochemistry standpoint why complex cell structures and organs in the body such as the eye could not
have evolved from simpler systems; the odds are just astronomical against it. He offers you the choice in the book to "skip out" on some of the technical explanations if you choose; unless you have a biochemistry degree you will likely not understand much of the technical jargon. But the bottom line is that he leaves it up to the reader to draw their own conclusions about the origin of man, without forcing religion on you. Although the implication is clear that if we did not evolve from lower life forms, then we must surely have been created by a God or supreme being.