The Evolution Myth
or, The Genes Cry Out Their Urgent Song, Mister Darwin Got It Wrong
Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University
The author’s second objective is to use biology to explain why evolution cannot have taken place in the way that is most commonly assumed. Mejsnar builds his case around gene stability and on the sophisticated modern techniques for gene manipulation, the complexity of which make these modified genes inaccessible to nature. Development of life on Earth is a discontinuous, saltatory progression that results in stages following from preceding latent periods in which new forms suddenly appear and possess new types of genome. This, the author argues, is difficult to reconcile with the hypothesis of continuous biological evolution based on the natural selection of random variations.
Taking a new approach to a much-debated subject, Mejsnar distills complex information into a readable style. The result is a book that is sure to get readers talking.
Chapter I: The Man in Natural Classification
Chapter II: The Age of Man
Chapter III: Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals
Chapter IV: The Origin of Man
Chapter V: On the Origin of Species
Chapter VI: The Idea Leading to Man
Appendix 1: Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)
Appendix 2: Radiochemical dating methods
Appendix 3: DNA structure and basic function
Appendix 4: An excursion into ‘heterocyclic chemistry’
About the Author