Good/Good. Signed by Author Signed by Author on Dedication Page. Previous owner's nameplate present. Light underlining, markings present. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. Good condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has light to moderate shelf wear, rubbing. (MM81)
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) Washington, D.C. : Regnery Gateway, 1991. First edition. Dissecting the writings of Gould, Futuyama, Darwin, and Dawkins with a trenchant sword, law professor Johnson uses an attorney's reasoning to scrutinize the scientists' logic in defining the theory of evolution. Inscribed by Johnson to the conservative writer Glenn Tinder on the front flyleaf. Octavo. The top corner of p.11-12 is creased. Some mild wear to the dust jacket; otherwise very good.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-04-26 In his own era, Darwin's most formidable opponents were fossil experts, not clergymen. Even today, according to the author, the fossil record, far from conclusive, does not support the presumed existence of intermediate links between species. A law teacher at UC-Berkeley, Johnson deems unpersuasive the alleged proofs for Darwin's assertion that natural selection can produce new species. He also argues that recent molecular studies of DNA fail to confirm the existence of common ancestors for different species. Doubting the smooth line of transitional steps between apes and humans sketched by neo-Darwinists, he cites evidence for ``rapid branching,'' i.e., mysterious leaps which presumably produced the human mind and spirit from animal materials. This evidence, to Johnson, suggests that ``the putative hominid species'' may not have contained our ancestors after all. This cogent, succinct inquiry cuts like a knife through neo-Darwinist assumptions. (June)
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