By John C. Avise

Humanity's actual layout flaws have lengthy been apparent--we get hemorrhoids and impacted knowledge enamel, for instance--but do the imperfections expand all the way down to the extent of our genes? Inside the Human Genome is the 1st ebook to check the philosophical query of why, from the views of biochemistry and molecular genetics, flaws exist within the organic global. exclusive evolutionary geneticist John Avise deals a wide ranging but penetrating exploration of the various gross deficiencies in human DNA--ranging from mutational defects to integrated layout faults--while while supplying a entire therapy of modern findings concerning the human genome. the writer indicates that the overpowering medical proof for genomic imperfection offers a compelling counterargument to clever layout. He additionally develops a case that theologians should still welcome instead of disavow those discoveries. The evolutionary sciences will help mainstream religions get away the shackles of clever layout, and thereby go back faith to its rightful realm--not because the secular interpreter of the organic trivialities of our actual life, yet fairly as a decent philosophical counselor on grander issues of final concern.

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