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Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design

John C. Avise


Humanity's physical design flaws have long been apparent—we get hemorrhoids and impacted wisdom teeth, for instance—but do the imperfections extend down to the molecular level of our genes? Inside the Human Genome is the first comprehensive book to examine the philosophical question of why, from the perspectives of biochemistry and molecular genetics, flaws empirically exist in the biological world. This book offers a panoramic yet penetrating exploration of the many gross deficiencies in human DNA—ranging from new mutational defects to ancient design faults—while at the same time offering a c ... More

Keywords: genes, genome, DNA, evolution, molecules, religion, Intelligent Design, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195393439
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393439.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John C. Avise, author
University of California, Irvine