Friday, November 10, 2017

The Friday 56 (118) & Book Beginnings: Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed by Douglas Axe

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
27161173Synopsis from Goodreads...

Throughout his distinguished and unconventional career, engineer-turned-molecular-biologist Douglas Axe has been asking the questions that much of the scientific community would rather silence. Now, he presents his conclusions in this brave and pioneering book. Axe argues that the key to understanding our origin is the “design intuition”—the innate belief held by all humans that tasks we would need knowledge to accomplish can only be accomplished by someone who has that knowledge. For the ingenious task of inventing life, this knower can only be God. Starting with the hallowed halls of academic science, Axe dismantles the widespread belief that Darwin’s theory of evolution is indisputably true, showing instead that a gaping hole has been at its center from the beginning. He then explains in plain English the science that proves our design intuition scientifically valid. Lastly, he uses everyday experience to empower ordinary people to defend their design intuition, giving them the confidence and courage to explain why it has to be true and the vision to imagine what biology will become when people stand up for this truth. Armed with that confidence, readers will affirm what once seemed obvious to all of us—that living creatures, from single-celled cyanobacteria to orca whales and human beings, are brilliantly conceived, utterly beyond the reach of accident. Our intuition was right all along...
Beginnings: "In August of 2013, as I was making my way down a picturesque Cambridge street called King's Parade, I nearly collided with renowned British scientist Sir Alan Fersht."

56: "Despite the opposition, by 2004 I was confident that I had conformed Michael Denton's hunch that "functional proteins could well be exceedingly rare.""
Comments: Undeniable was a truly fascinating read. My 56 is from page 57.

What are you reading this week?

24 comments:

  1. I agree a fascinating read!

    Here's mine: http://bit.ly/2hiAJA3 Enjoy your weekend, may your books be with you!

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  2. Sounds intriguing but a bit of a dense book to read. This week I have Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. Happy reading!

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    1. It is a dense but interesting book, which is what I liked about it. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. The subject matter is probably beyond me, but fascinating. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  4. This does sound like a fascinating read! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. It is. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Glad you enjoyed your read! :)

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  6. Not sure this would be for me but I hope you love it. Happy weekend!

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  8. This book has such an intriguing cover! Sounds like a really interesting read. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

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    1. It does have an interesting cover. The shape kind of reminds me of the fibonacci spiral. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. This does sound really interesting! Definitely a different perspective worth considering. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. What a different kind of read. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend! :D

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  11. It does sound interesting. I've come across this book before.

    My Friday 56 from The Memory Trees

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  12. This does sound very interesting. I think I'd need a holiday to do it justice though. Enjoy. Thanks for the visit!

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