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Great gift for anyone interested in Evolution or to just to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this astonishing book being published!!!!
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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. In his landmark study, Darwin theorised that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. These ideas flew in the face of long-held beliefs and the book immediately became one of the most controversial scientific works in history - and it still remains so today. Now, for the first time, Darwin s classic is fully and handsomely illustrated with more than 350 illustrations and photographs, many of them in brilliant colour. Reproductions from Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle, his journal of the travels that led to his remarkable breakthrough, appear throughout, inviting readers to experience Darwin s journey and to understand how he developed his theory of evolution. In addition, brief excerpts from his letters, diaries and correspondence bring both Darwin the man and his revolutionary discovery to life.
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#1
Great book, hot price
#2
Cool .Survival of the fitessed for purpouse and all that
[mod]#3
Well, it aint cheaper elsewhere. So it's hot from me. Pictures as well - always helps.
#4
castortroy
Cool .Survival of the fitessed for purpouse and all that


Did they evolve from the porpoise?? ;-)
#5
200 years since his birth too - in Feb :)
#6
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Did they evolve from the porpoise?? ;-)


Nice.
#7
castortroy
Cool .Survival of the fitessed for purpouse and all that


Darwin never said 'survival of the fittest' in Origin. It was actually Herbert Spencer in Principals of Biology a few years later. I thought it was from Origin too :)
#8
Cold i'm afraid. I happen to be a Creationist.
1 Like #9
here, here,
Cold i'm afraid. I happen to be a Creationist.
COLD
3 Likes #10
Here come the head-in-the-sand nutters. Yes, we were created just the way we are, and didn't evolve. That's why we have highly useful bits like the appendix and coxix (the tail bone!), and God buried fake dinosaur bones in the earth just to screw with us.

Duh.
2 Likes #11
J-Bo
Cold i'm afraid. I happen to be a Creationist.


Yeah scripture is so much more accurate than logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence..


ALL HAIL THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER AND THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY HIS NOODLY APPENDAGE.


http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter



http://madeinhead.org/anism/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/flying-spaghetti-monster.jpg
#12
arfster
Here come the head-in-the-sand nutters. Yes, we were created just the way we are, and didn't evolve. That's why we have highly useful bits like the appendix and coxix (the tail bone!), and God buried fake dinosaur bones in the earth just to screw with us.

Duh.


Agreed mate, very much.
1 Like #13
J-Bo
Cold i'm afraid. I happen to be a Creationist.




How is the book a bad deal just because you don't agree with it? I wouldn't vote the bible down even though it's full of murder, genocide, rape, sexism, torture, war, racism, slavery, bestiality, homophobia, infanticide, depression, cannibalism and pedophilia.
#14
J-Bo
Cold i'm afraid. I happen to be a Creationist.


rasanh
here, here, COLD


"God", I hope you two are being sarcastic ... right? ;-)

I thought the whole point of HotUKDeals was to find deals on items, vote them hot if they're good value and cold if they're not. What do your outdated, brainwashed beliefs have to do with anything? Items should be voted for / against based on their relative price at other stores / websites.

Simple as that. If you don't agree then don't vote at all rather than voting cold.

Out of curiosity, how old do you two think the Earth is and what are your views on dinosaurs - did "God" put them there as a test of your faith perhaps? :whistling:
1 Like #15
Look we all know the earth is only 6000 years old even though there is overwhelming evidence supporting that humans domesticated the cow 10,000 years ago ok...just leave it.

*goes to pray*
1 Like #16
guitar_king
How is the book a bad deal just because you don't agree with it? I wouldn't vote the bible down even though it's full of murder, genocide, rape, sexism, torture, war, racism, slavery, bestiality, homophobia, infanticide, depression, cannibalism and pedophilia.


Haha, nice one mate! Like your avatar as well. :thumbsup:

I better dig out the Bible - forgotten how good a story it is. Where were the bestiality and cannibalism parts in it though?

Cheers. :)
[Moderator] 1 Like #17
Quality deal, good to see its hot....heat and rep added:thumbsup:
#18
Glad mate!

Sometimes I don't feel that strongly about Atheism, or at least being Agnostic, until I actually come into contact with religious nutters and it strengthens my resolve.

There is no bestiality but it does mention it, unlike the drunken incest rape and homosexual gang rape which are both in Genesis. 19:4-19:8 and 19:34-19:36, delicious.

check this out too:
http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/
#19
Ooops. Seem to have touched several nerves with that one. I was being sarcastic by the way and I also voted hot. Apologies all. It does make you think how many people come up with BS cold votes just to get a rise though.

I wasn't trying to prove a point there all its not a bad one when I come to think of it.
#20
guitar_king
Glad mate!

Sometimes I don't feel that strongly about Atheism, or at least being Agnostic, until I actually come into contact with religious nutters and it strengthens my resolve.

There is no bestiality but it does mention it, unlike the drunken incest rape and homosexual gang rape which are both in Genesis. 19:4-19:8 and 19:34-19:36, delicious.

check this out too:
http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/


Agreed my friend, over the years the actions of the religious nuts around the world have made me realise just how important atheism and agnosticism are. The fact that the government supports faith schools (and hence segregation of their children and the mis-teaching of science) when it's supposed to be 2009 scares me greatly.

I've had enough, I've thought about it before but now I'm gonna go and join my local Secular Society. Religion and education and religion and state should be separated.

Never thought I'd be having a conversation about religion on HUKD and thanks for the link!
Cheers :-D
#21
I rather like that flying spaghetti monster picture as well. Really quite funny. Have some rep for that.
#22
J-Bo
Ooops. Seem to have touched several nerves with that one. I was being sarcastic by the way and I also voted hot. Apologies all. It does make you think how many people come up with BS cold votes just to get a rise though.

I wasn't trying to prove a point there all its not a bad one when I come to think of it.


Haha, that's alright mate. I'm glad you were being sarcastic. Wonder if the other guy was though...
[Moderator]#23
off topic, this is a deals site, not a religious debate :whistling:
#24
It never ceases to amaze me how people STILL believe that the Earth is 6000 years old, yet the evidence that it is in fact BILLIONS of years old is irrefutable!!!!!!

My book was despatched today (yesterday now) !!! :thumbsup:
1 Like #25
FREE on Project Gutenberg. Voted COLD.
#26
Some memorable quotes from the book....

"To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree."

"Why, if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms?"

"On the sudden appearance of groups of Allied Species in the lowest known fossilferous strata: There is another and allied difficulty, which is much graver. I allude to the manner in which numbers of species of the same group suddenly appear in the lowest known fossiliferous rocks."

"To the question why we do not find records of these vast primordial periods, I can give no satisfactory answer."

"The case at present must remain inexplicable; and may be truly urged as a valid argument against the views here entertained."
#27
The first one about the eye:

It was originally a patch of light sensitive cells which could sense light and no light, that's all. On or off.
Then it recessed so light could be directionally sensed.
Then a protective membrane was developed to protect this area(lets call it a 'lens')
The lens became thicker and concave and objects slowly came into focus.

There are many wildly different types of eye in nature that evolved seperately - I think science has reasonably deduced the eye is an extremely easy mechanism for nature to evolve.
#28
Lots of quotes, no context.

No serious scientist questions the evolution of man from ape. Only religious nutters do.
#29
Wolfylee
The first one about the eye:

It was originally a patch of light sensitive cells which could sense light and no light, that's all. On or off.
Then it recessed so light could be directionally sensed.
Then a protective membrane was developed to protect this area(lets call it a 'lens')
The lens became thicker and concave and objects slowly came into focus.


As Darwin said..."absurd in the highest possible degree."
#30
He said so 150yrs ago. We have somewhat greater understanding of the subject now.

Of course, religion doesn't really like knowledge much. It tends to show up the nonsense in their sacred texts.
#31
arfster
We have somewhat greater understanding of the subject now.


Where from? The fossil record? Darwin hoped that there would be more fossil finds that would prove his theory. It has been about 150 years since he wrote that book, and countless more fossils have been found as people search for missing links, but the innumerable transitional forms have not been found. Darwin says himself the lack of these fossils would be fatal to the theory.
#32
arfster
Here come the head-in-the-sand nutters. Yes, we were created just the way we are, and didn't evolve. That's why we have highly useful bits like the appendix and coxix (the tail bone!), and God buried fake dinosaur bones in the earth just to screw with us.

Duh.


The appendix is believed to assist the immune system. The coxix, or however it's spelled, will likely help balance us out slightly. It's funny that you sarcastically cite parts of the body that evolution would've eliminated if it existed as evidence that evolution exists.
#33
Many thanks dink - never heard of that site but it seems great:)

H and R added:)

Bob
#34
swordsman
As Darwin said..."absurd in the highest possible degree."


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sezfMGjRQEg

Great set of lectures BTW.
#35
not relevant as a deal but was wondering whether anyone expert in the field knows where I could purchase an old copy of this Darwin book. My uncle is after that. My first guess would be some museum which might have a better idea but in case anyone knows.. Thx in advance
#36
perfidalbione
not relevant as a deal but was wondering whether anyone expert in the field knows where I could purchase an old copy of this Darwin book. My uncle is after that. My first guess would be some museum which might have a better idea but in case anyone knows.. Thx in advance


If you mean a first edition then unless he is absolutely, completely minted then he wouldn't be able to afford it . Or do you just mean a faithful reproduction of the original text?
#37
J-Bo
Ooops. Seem to have touched several nerves with that one. I was being sarcastic by the way and I also voted hot. Apologies all. It does make you think how many people come up with BS cold votes just to get a rise though.

I wasn't trying to prove a point there all its not a bad one when I come to think of it.



I'm glad you came clean about that - I was just thinking that they probably have a medication for your condition otherwise :whistling:
#38
"God created man in his image, and we created him in ours"

but yeah, good book i'd assume (never read it, but heard good things about it)
#39
arfster
Of course, religion doesn't really like knowledge much.


"Science and Islam" which is running on BBC4 at the moment says otherwise.
#40
Good book but a bloody hard read. Doesnt really state evolution out as we know it now. More just a long list of observations. But still good

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