A talented academic dedicated to sound reasoning provides a devastating critique of what Darwinists of all stripes are about when forcing the plainly observable nature of the human race into their theories. Stove categorizes and dissects the Darwinists' abundant euphemisms and contradictions, as well as shining the light on what they have swept under the rug, both in the past and in the present day. NOTE REGARDING PUBLISHER & AVAILABILITY IN USA: In the past, even when this site has indicated that the book was out of print, I found it for sale online by the publisher -- ASHGATE, NOT AVEBURY. Sadly, the hardback price is incredibly steep, so that what could easily be mass-marketed and make its way into wider paperback distribution is for now little better than out of print.
The Following Is From the Publisher (Ashgate):
Author - David C. Stove,formerly of Sydney University, Australia, died 1994, leaving completed manuscript
Series - Avebury Series in Philosophy
Title - Darwinian Fairytales
Stove attacks the theory of evolution at its weakest point, its logical flabbiness. In the spare and savagely witty prose that made his "Popper and After" and "The Plato Cult" so readable, Stove exposes how time and again evolutionists try to have their cake and eat it. Darwin's theory, he shows, postulated a relentless struggle for life in all species, and then, to explain why humans were not observed struggling, had to postulate an unobserved Cave Man age when they did struggle. Dawkins' Selfish Gene is falsified in its few predictions, such as that an animal will sacrifice itself for three siblings, but has an endless supply of logical patches to explain away its errors. It will be impossible to ignore Stove's arguments that the evolutionists' view of human life, in particular, is as much an offence to logic as it is to common decency.
(01) Darwinism's dilemma;
(02) Where Darwin first went wrong about man;
(03) 'But what about war, pestilence, and all that?';
(04) Population, privilege, and Malthus's retreat;
(05) A horse in the bathroom, or the struggle for life;
(06) Tax and the selfish girl, or does Altruism need inverted commas?;
(07) Genetic Calvinism, or demons and Dawkins;
(08) 'He ain't heavy, he's my brother', or Altruism and shared genes;
(09) A new religion;
(10) Paley's revenge, or purpose regained;
(11) Errors of heredity, or the irrelevance of Darwinism to human life.
Comments from Reviews:
--Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
'an invigorating blend of analytic lucidity, mordant humour, and an amount of common sense too great to be called "common".'
--The New Criterion