Synopses & Reviews
Michael J. Behe launched the intelligent design movement with his first book, Darwin's Black Box, by demonstrating that Darwinism could not account for the complexity of biochemistry. Now he takes a giant leap forward. In The Edge of Evolution, Behe uses astounding new findings from the genetics revolution to show that Darwinism is nowhere near as powerful as most people believe. Genetic analysis of malaria, E. coli, and the HIV virus over tens of thousands of generations, not to mention analysis of the entire history of the genetic struggle between them and "us" (humans), make it possible for the first time to determine the precise rates, and likelihood, of random mutations of varying kinds. We now know, as never before, what Darwinism can and cannot accomplish. The answers turn conventional science on its head and are certain to be hotly debated by millions. After The Edge of Evolution, life in the universe will never look the same.
In a tour de force of science and logic, the bestselling author of Darwin's Black Box combines genetics, laboratory results, and mathematics to prove, once and for all, that the universe and life on earth are designed.
About the Author
Michael J. Behe is a professor of biological sciences at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. In addition to publishing over thirty-five articles in refereed biochemical journals, he has also written editorial features for Boston Review, American Spectator, and the New York Times. His first book, Darwin's Black Box, was named by theNational Review and World magazine as one of the 100 most important books of the twentieth century. Behe has presented and debated his work at major universities throughout North America and England. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. His recent audio includes the New York Times bestseller The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell (Tantor). "Lawlor is masterful." —The Philadelphia Inquirer