The Contrarian
Daniel G. Vintner 

Some Mistakes of Darwin
and a Programmer's Theory of Life

The evolution debate has been raging on the outskirts of academia for two centuries, and the sides have never been further apart than they are now. “Science versus religion” and “evolution versus creationism” was what any audience could hear for a long time. In the twentieth century God was brought down into the fighting pits of scientific society to duke it out with Charles Darwin, and for the longest time it seemed he had lost the fight for good. In recent times, though, God has put his shiny gloves back on and seems to have managed to insert himself back into the debate.

Or has he? Has anything really changed in this debate, which is as old as debates themselves? Did evolution change, or science, or God himself? What truth is there in the grandiose claims of those who say to have resurrected God by the virtue of their arguments? And what truth is there in the words of the scientists who claim to have buried him?

Some Mistakes of Darwin goes back to the beginning of evolutionary thought and verifies every claim made by Darwin and his successors. Everything is put to the test and nothing is off limits. No claim is accepted without verification and no argument is beyond questioning. Travel from the birth of genetics and molecular biology, through the advances in software engineering, to the far ends of space and time and beyond. By the last chapter the book goes full circle and reaches the same conclusion as the philosophers of old have, from the same facts but from a different perspective, arguing from science, not from scripture, for a new theory of life.

Written by: Daniel G. Vintner