Our latest best of Amazon Review comes from Edward Hurst, who claims that Richard Dawkins’ The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution is wrong on a number of grounds.
This is a detailed and meticulous description of evolution and the history of biological life. Of its type, this is one of the most comprehensive and readable accounts available. Unfortunately Dawkins is operating entirely within the wrong paradigm!
Creation may be contradicted by facts, but facts don’t necessarily add up to truth. Evolution itself is flawed on several counts, for example it cannot explain:
1) Why heavy fish, like whales, don’t just sink to the bottom of the ocean
2) Why most trees are so much taller than necessary
3) How non-biological animals, like crocodiles and ostriches, came into existence
4) Why sharks haven’t grown legs, moved onto land and taken over the world
5) The existence of invisible species that remain undiscovered
So go ahead and read Dawkins’ lucid prose in ‘The Ancestor’s Tale’ – but remember there are some occasions when facts are wrong.
Clearly Dawkins’ doesn’t deal with invisible species, so he must be wrong